Chief Togbe Afede XIV, Chief of the Asogli State and President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs Photo courtesy of IFDC

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Chief Togbe Afede XIV, Chief of the Asogli State and President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs

Chief Togbe Afede XIV, Chief of the Asogli State and President of the Volta Region House of Chiefs

His Royal Highness Chief Togbe Afede XIV is the president and paramount chief, or Agbogbomefia, of Asogli in Ghana. He has held the position since 2003. Known as James Akpo before elevation to the position of traditional regional ruler, Chief Afede is founder and CEO of Strategic Initiatives and the SAS Finance Group. He has more than 18 years of experience as an investment banker and entrepreneur.


Chief Afede XIV earned degrees from the University of Ghana and the Yale University School of Management in the United States. He has taught at the University of Ghana Business School and has received many national and international awards including Liberia’s Golden Image Award in 2011 for peace development initiatives. He has also served as a member of the President of Ghana’s Economic Advisory Council under the late President John Atta Mills.

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