Dr. Mark Darko
President of Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry - AACCI
10, Fasunlade Close, Off Suberu Oje Road, Off Abeokuta Express Road, Casso Bus Stop, Alagbado, Lagos State.
Mark is currently the President of Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry - AACCI, a transnational chamber of commerce (Ghana chapter).
He is a Senator at the World Business Angels Investment Forum, (WBAF) honorably representing his country, Ghana at the Grand Assembly.
Mark is also a Governing Council Member and Vice Chairman of the board of The Private Office of H.E Edward Agyekum Kufuor. (Family office of the son of H.E President John Agyekum Kufuor of Ghana, also former Chairman of the African Union).
He is also an Executive Director of African Rating Agency, a CRA and an Executive Director of Heritage Capital Management Ltd, a Ghana based investment facilitation company.
Mark is an Investment banker and an SME Finance expert with eighteen (18) years extensive experience in Investment Management, International Trade, Credit Management, Financial Risk Management and Corporate Finance.
Mark is an expert in financial intermediation with special focus on structured finance, financial analysis, asset management, and private placement programs.
As an investment banker, he worked as the Managing Director-Africa of Evrensel Capital Partners, a global merchant banking and fund management company.
At ECP, he was responsible for the overall direction and administration of programs, products and services of ECP in Africa , including the firm’s financial performance, portfolio quality, business development, HR development, operations and risk management.
Mark was the key advisor in matters regarding changes in investment strategy, asset classes, asset allocation, investment risk, liquidity, benchmark indices, investment limits and other operating parameters in ECP.
Mark is an avid writer and a columnist in Newspot Media House, Nigeria where he has written and published more than 100 different articles covering extensive subject matters in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, finance and economics, international trade and diplomacy etc. Mark's articles are published every week in Newspot.
Mark was recently honored to feature in Passion Vista Magazine-A global lifestyle and luxury magazine based in India. Other magazines that have featured him include; Hoinser Magazine, 28COE magazine Malaysia, and Fashion Luxury Magazine, Dubai and has received several prestigious global awards in international trade, entrepreneurship, governance and leadership, including;
The New Africa Magazine's 100 Young Exceptional Africans Award-2022
The Global 28COE Awards 2022- Best Entreprenuer Award in International Trade and Finance, Ghana.
World Economic Magazine Awards 2021, USA-Emerging Leader of the year, Ghana.
Africa Skills Centre Awards, Kigali Rwanda-Outstanding Young African Leader Award 2021.
Icons Awards 2021, Accra Ghana-Award for Global Excellence in Business and Humanitarian Services in Africa.
Sheikh Saqer Bin Mohamed Al Qassimi’s Private Office prestigious award 2020-Dubai, UAE.
Mark holds a PhD in Finance and Management from Myles Leadership University (MLU).
He is currently an Advisory Board Member of the Business and Trade Association-India, ambassador of The Commonwealth Entrepreneurs Club, Gold member of The World and European Golden Assets Club and a prestigious Member of Szidonia Business Club in Szidonia Castle, Vienna.