The Commonwealth Chamber of Hong Kong brings you an all new online Fireside Chat event featuring entrepreneur, TV icon, singer, producer and actress, Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE, for a personal and interactive discussion on the Commonwealth presence in Africa and Lady Dentaa’s personal experience in founding the GUBA Foundation.
About the Event
21 African countries represent the Commonwealth in Africa, comprising 39% of the continent’s total number of states. The significance of Commonwealth Africa to the Commonwealth can never be overstated, and such a fact is manifested in the fact that 25% of all Commonwealth Chairs-in-Office have been from African nations, including the current Chairperson, Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda who officially undertook the title during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) on 24 June 2022. African nations have been expanding and developing at consistent and impressive rates signaling their central position as the economic hub for the global economy in the near future.
Amongst the Commonwealth African nations, Ghana is the host of the African Continental Free Trade Area and is one of the fastest growing economies with a forecasted GDP growth rate of 5.3% and above for the coming decade due to its robust export economy and effective policy frameworks to increase and diversify foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows. Lady Dentaa’s life project, called the Grow, Unite and Build Africa (GUBA) Enterprise, comprises several branches of not-for-profit and pan-African initiatives including but not limited to the GUBA Awards, GUBA Foundation and the GUBA Trade Expo. Her mission is to contribute to the development of her country as well as the African continent by acknowledging and highlighting the contributions of Ghanaian talent worldwide, supporting and uniting African communities and, as a British Ghanaian herself, empowering the African Diasporan community. This year, the GUBA Awards are being held in Kigali, Rwanda under the theme “Ndabaga- Drumbeat of Dreamers and Legends” to commemorate the historical heroes of the Rwandan and African communities and to convey the power of determination and focus.
Join our vibrant and unforeseen fireside chat between Commonwealth Chamber HK’s Secretary-General, Andrew Wells, and Lady Dentaa as they discuss in depth her development work in Africa and her Diaspora experience growing up in both the UK and Ghana. Get a opportunity to interact directly with our speakers during the live Q&A session!
Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE
Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE is the President and Founder of the Grow Unite, Build, Africa (GUBA) Enterprise. GUBA is a social enterprise organisation dedicated to the advancement of diaspora Africans and Africans back home through various socio – economic programs and initiatives.
Prior to her establishment of the GUBA Enterprise, Lady Dentaa was first introduced to the viewing public in 2006 with her hit TV show ‘The Dentaa Show’. The Dentaa Show is an entertainment program filled with exclusive and educative interviews from global dignitaries.
A woman of diverse talent, Lady Dentaa is a dynamic figure within the British/ Ghanaian football industry. She is recognized for managing international football star Asamoah Gyan, and premier sportsmen/women including: Anton Ferdinand, Rachel Yankey and Christopher Samba, under ‘the Speak to Dentaa’ agency. She was also instrumental in the Black Stars’ securing of the services of Arsenal starlet, Emmanuel Frimpong in 2011.
Lady Dentaa Amoateng MBE is a multi-hyphenate with years of experience in the acquisition of funding, deal brokering, lobbying and facilitating diaspora development. She is the current Liaison Executive Officer for the Greenwich-Tema Meridian Link, working to secure trading and business networks between both cities.
The focus for Lady Dentaa has always been to encourage an exchange of business, skills, culture and support within the African Diaspora and the African continent. She is a Board Member for the Ghana Tourism Authority and the International Diaspora Relations Manager for the Asante Kotoko sports club.
Mr Andrew Wells, Secretary-General, Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce HK
Andrew is Chairman of China Golden Bridge Group, a family company with interests in public service and real estate consultancy, M&A and hospitality and green development.
Andrew has over forty years’ experience at senior levels in the public and private sector in Hong Kong. He has served on the Hong Kong Town Planning Board, Housing Authority, Education Commission and Real Estate Developers Association. From 2008 to 2011, Andrew was the Chief Secretary and Acting Governor of the British Overseas Territories of St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha.
Apart from his role as Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Chamber of Commerce, Andrew is active in the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce where he is currently Vice Chairman of the Asia and Africa Committee and Member of the Europe, China and Real Estate and Infrastructure Committees.