Arnold Sarfo-Kantanka is a businessman and advocate for youth participation & integration within the development, especially within Africa. He is CEO of the multiple award-winning Future of Ghana charity and Founder of award-winning advisory company Me Firi Ghana. The impact of the company & charity’s work has permitted Arnold to represent Ghana and be a speaker at a number of international events, summits and conferences such as the 2013 World Economic Forum. Arnold has also been invited to speak at distinguished events such as Cambridge University Africa Business Forum, Africa Business Forum Germany, Oxford Africa Business Forum, TEDx SOAS, Ghana Tech Summit, President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo’s Diaspora Homecoming Summit, House of Commons Future of Education and Diaspora Forum to name a few.
A highlight for Arnold was being recognized as INDIAFIRCA’s Young Visionary Award Winner for Ghana, where he was selected to participate as part of a select bespoke business programme at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India. Another highlight was being able to interview Virgin Group’s Founder, Sir Richard Branson on entrepreneurship; an interview that was screened across Africa on MTV Base Africa.
The Future of Ghana charity was birthed out of a personal identity crisis but became a global movement and has now become a responsibility. A responsibility to ensure the voice of the second generation Ghanaian’s & Africans are connected, mobilised and provided accessible platforms to contribute their skills and finance towards the development of Africa. Through Arnold’s various roles, he has ensured that whilst being invited to places such as Buckingham Palace to meet Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth of England and twice invited to St James Palace to meet Prince Charles, that the works of the organisation and the voice of the next generation are being heard, acknowledged and proactively considered.