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About Sangu




About Sangu






Sangu Delle is an Entrepreneur, Author, Clean Water Activist, Soros Fellow and TEDGlobal Fellow.

Sangu is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Palm Investments (GPI); an investment holding and advisory company focused on building world class companies in Africa.  GPI operates companies in high growth industries and funds promising start-ups that can have social impact and generate jobs. GPI has backed startups such as SOLO Mobile in Nigeria, mPharma in Ghana and Stawi Foods in Kenya.  

Sangu is the co-founder of cleanacwa, which is a nonprofit working in underdeveloped communities in Ghana to make sure that water and sanitation, basic human rights, are provided








Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Golden Palm Investments (GPI) is an investment holding and advisory company focused on high growth and impact industry sectors in Africa.


Cleanacwa is currently working to bring clean water and sanitation to over 60,000 people in 120 villages in the Ayensuano and Suhum districts in Ghana.


Board Member

mPharma is developing an integrated drug monitoring system that connects hospitals, patients, and pharmacies to cloud-based software.

Board Observer

Solo is a mobile device company focused on bringing the best consumer experience to affordable phones in emerging markets.

Advisory Board Member


The mission of the African Technology Foundation is to globalize African technologies by providing access to resources that effectively address and manage the most pressing technological challenges on the continent.


Stawi is an international award winning food-processing company that produces nutritious flour and fortified cereals.


Advisory Board Member

Building on Harvard University’s longstanding scholarship and education on Africa, the Center for African Studies fosters the creation and dissemination of knowledge about Africa and African perspectives, across the University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Professional Schools.


Adviser is the leading online grocery and everyday essentials retailer in Nigeria.








“Top 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2014 – FORBES

"Young African Committed to Excellence (YACE) Award"

"Institut Choiseul 100 Africa 2015: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow"


“One of Africa’s Rising Star – outstanding individuals and power brokers who are changing the financial, investment and business landscape in Africa”


"Young Person Of The Year"


"2015 Social Innovation Leadership Award "


"Time/Bentley Tomorrow25 future leaders award"


“Top 30 Most Promising Entrepreneurs in Africa in 2015 – FORBES

Finalist, Africa CEO Forum "Young CEO of the Year"









The TED Fellows program is a global network of 300 innovators and trailblazers from a spectrum of                 disciplines. 

Global Shaper

The Global Shapers Community is a network of Hubs developed and led by young people who are exceptional in their potential, their achievement and their drive to make a contribution to their communities.

2015 GLG Social Impact Fellow

The Social Impact Fellowship leverages GLG’s learning platform to help top social sector professionals answer critical strategic and organizational questions, at no cost. Through the Fellowship, ambitious, innovative, and visionary nonprofit and social enterprise leaders learn in tailored interactions with experts across GLG’s membership and with each other.


PDS Fellowships provide opportunities for continuing generations of able and accomplished individuals to achieve leadership in their chosen fields.

Class of 2014

African Leadership Network (ALN) is a membership community of the most dynamic and influential new-generation leaders in Africa. 


Appearances & Conferences


Appearances & Conferences




Upcoming Appearances


mPharma Global Summit, Accra, June 9-13

Speaker, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, June 21-24

TED Summit, Banff Canada, June 24-30

Keynote Speaker, FundForum Africa, London, September 14 - 16

Keynote Speaker, Boston College, Boston, September 19 

Speaker, Africa China Investment Forum, Johannesburg, October 12 - 13

Trustee Meeting, Peddie School, Hightstown, October 14 - 15

Forbes 30 under 30 Summit, Boston, October 16 - 19

GLG Social Impact Conference, New York, October 24 - 26 

TEDWomen, San Francisco, October 26 - 28 




Past Appearances


Institut Choiseul Africa 100, Paris, June 1 - 3

World Economic Forum Africa, Kigali, May 11-13

Africa Philanthropy Forum, Kigali, May 10

Cross MBA Africa Clubs Retreat, Miami, May 6-8

GLG Social Impact Fellow Spring Event, New York, May 5

Speaker, London School of Economics Africa Summit, London - April 22-23, 2016

Host, Cleanacwa 2nd Annual Walk for Water, Accra - March 19, 2016

Chairman, Commissioning of Water Projects in 5 Communities in Ghana - March 15, 2016

Speaker, Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Cambridge MA - March 6, 2016

Moderator & Speaker, Harvard African Development Conference, Cambridge, MA - March 4-5, 2016

Inaugural Keynote Speaker, African Development Group, Columbia University, New York, NY - March 3, 2016

Speaker, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA - February 18, 2016

Speaker, Camden Conference, Maine - February 19-21, 2016

Speaker, TEDxOxford, Oxford, UK - February 28, 2016

WPP Stream Africa, Capetown - December 9-12, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Celebrating Young Rwandan Achievers Awards, Kigali, December 11th 2015

Africa Social Innovation Leadership Awards, Mauritius - December 9, 2015

Institut Choiseul 100 Africa Award Ceremony, Marrakesh - November 26-27, 2015

Keynote Speaker, UBC Africa Business Forum, Vancouver – November 21-22, 2015

Host, Cleanacwa Innovation in Sanitation Prize, Accra - November 19, 2015

Speaker, Africa Global Business Forum, Dubai – November 17-18, 2015

Judge, Anzisha Awards, Johannesburg - November 16, 2015

PBS Tavis Smiley Show, Los Angeles - November 9, 2015

Peddie Leadership Council, NJ - November 5-6, 2015

Speaker, 11th World Islamic Economic Forum, Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia - November 2-4, 2015

Speaker, African Philanthropy Forum (APF) Conference, Kigali – October 26-27, 2015

GLG Social Impact Fellowship, New York, NY - October 19 - 21, 2015

Speaker, 21st Century Fox Company Leadership Off-Site, Palm Springs - October 15th, 2015

Speaker, State Street Speaker Series, Boston - October 12, 2015

World Economic Forum Global Shapers “Shape Europe,” Vilnius – October 1-4, 2015

World Economic Forum Global Shapers “Shape Africa – Investing in Africa,” Rabat – September 17-19, 2015

TED Conference, California – August 26-31, 2015

Guest Speaker, Boston Children's Hospital Global Health Seminar, MA - August 3, 2015

2015 Mandela Washington Fellows Reception, Washington D.C. – August 2, 2015

Judge, US Africa Development Foundation YALI Entrepreneurship Awards,, Washington D.C.  – August 2, 2015

Speaker, Hello Tomorrow Conference, Paris - June 25 - 26, 2015

Keynote Speaker, Standard Bank PBB Global Conference, Johannesburg - June 1, 2015

Speaker, University of Oxford Africa Conference 2015, UK - May 22-23, 2015

Guest Speaker at Georgia Tech University, GA - March 28, 2015

Guest Speaker, Adams House SCR, Harvard University, MA - March 11, 2015

Ghana's 58th Independence Golden Gala, DC - March 7, 2015











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