Mr. Alex Apau Dadey is a successful Entrepreneur and Philanthropist with over 30 years’ experience working across multiple industries and sectors across the globe including Fintech, Logistics, Agric, Property Development and Commerce particularly in the United Kingdom and Ghana. He functions in various c-suite capacities and serves on boards of multiple institutions including Ecom Agro Industrial, Premier Textiles Group in the United Kingdom, Birchfield Investments Limited in Jersey, Channel Islands and Dubai, KGL Capital (UK) Limited and Dominion Direct (UK) Limited to name a few.
He is a product of Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast, and holds a BSc. (Admin) degree from the University of Ghana Business School, Legon.
Alex Dadey’s formative career began in the United Kingdom in 1986 where he progressively moved up the ranks from Export Sales Supervisor to Export Sales Director at the Gordon Richman Textiles Limited overseeing key accounts in ten countries spread across Europe, Middle East and Africa.
In 2001, Alex set up a joint venture – Qualitexx Limited, with DCD Finance Group PLC., based in the city of London. As Executive Director, he was instrumental in developing the company’s trade finance and venture capital businesses across the globe. This included providing financing for several local Ghanaian businesses through the DCD Finance Group. Since then, Alex has become renowned as a strong advocate for the inclusion of the Ghanaian diaspora in the political and socio-economic transformation of Ghana. He is credited with initiating the Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit in 2017 and the Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit UK in 2018, both of which are now held biennially.
In January 2018, Alex was duly appointed onto the Governing Board of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) by the President of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, in recognition of his contribution towards the promotion of investment in Ghana.
Most recently, Alex established the KGL Group – a wholly owned Ghanaian group, consisting of six subsidiaries operating in several jurisdictions and multiple sectors including Fintech, Logistics, Agric, Property Development and Commerce, where he serves as Executive Chairman. The subsidiaries are:
- Keed Ghana Limited – Games Development
- KGL Technology Limited – Digital Innovation, Fintech
- KGL Capital (UK) Limited – Equity, Trade, Finance, Fund Management
- Birchfield (Ghana) Limited – Logistics, Property Development
- KGL Foundation – Social Accountability and CSR Division of Group
- Birchfield Investments Limited – Agriculture and Commerce
Underpinning Alex’s three-decade track record of success is his commitment to building an inclusive financial environment that provides high-value partnerships for small business to thrive and succeed across Ghana.
As a philanthropist, Alex has been a strong advocate of giving back to the community, a belief he actions through his foundation, KGL Foundation. The KGL Foundation has over the last couple of years been at the forefront of providing social intervention programmes in the fields of sports, health and education in Ghana.
Under the direction of Alex and as part of KGL’s corporate social responsibility, the Group has been a major sponsor of the Ghana National Soccer Team – the Black Stars – in their 2021/22 AFCON and World Cup Campaigns. The Group has also sponsored major events such as the Diaspora Investment Summit 2021, the GIPC Diaspora Investment Summit, Diaspora African Forum’s Iconic Visit of Mother Viola Fetcher and Uncle Redd in Ghana and the Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit 2020 in London. KGL Foundation also frequently collaborates with other charities in Ghana including the KoKroKoo Foundation, the Rebecca Foundation, Achievers Ghana Foundation, Diaspora African Forum, and many others to pursue social interventions.
- DCD Finance Group Plc, UK – Executive Director
- Gordon Richman Textiles Limited, UK – Export Sales Director
- Ecom Agro Industrial, UK – Strategic Advisor
- Premier Textiles Group, UK – Executive Director
- Birchfield Investments Limited,
Jersey, Channel Islands and Dubai – Director
- KGL Capital Limited, UK – Executive Director
- Dominion Direct Limited, UK – Director
- KGL Group, Ghana – Executive Chairman
- Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC), Ghana – Board Chairman
Alex is also credited with initiating the biennial.
- Ghana Diaspora Homecoming Summit and,
- Ghana Investment and Opportunities Summit UK