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farouk khailann


Farouk Khailann is a Pan African entrepreneur with a strong commitment to Africa’s economic growth. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Premium Africa Holdings, an Africa focused investment holding company with assets and projects in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Kenya, Uganda, and Dubai. The company operates in the areas of construction, ICT, mining, agribusiness, fintech, real estate, energy, and investment consultancy.
He is a managing partner to American Senegalese music star Akon for his Akon Lighting Africa project. Farouk Khailann currently works closely with offices of five African presidents on various interventions geared towards the economic transformation of their respective countries.
Farouk Khailann holds a number of international appointments. He is Jury Member of President Bill Clinton and Hult Foundation’s US$1M Startup Challenge, Strategic Advisor to Royal Family in the UAE at the Private Office of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Faisal Al Qassimi in Dubai and board member at the Centre of Excellence of the University of Embu, Kenya.
Farouk Khailann works closely with the Turkish government and business leaders as Executive Vice Chairman of Turkey Africa Trade and Investment Council, He serves on the Executive Committee of the Global Wealth Forum, UK, International Partner and member of the Global Startup Committee at the World Angel Investor Forum
Farouk Khailann is one of the most decorated business leaders in Africa. These recognitions include the Medal of Honour by Asia Africa Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2023, Named among 20 Global leaders of 202I by Powerhouse Global Magazine in United Kingdom. Industry leadership Award at the Ghana Business Awards for Africa business facilitation in 2022. African Business Leader of the year at the 28th edition of World HRD Awards in India on 15th February 2020. Named among other young enterprising Ghanaian entrepreneurs as Top 50 Young CEOs for 2020. Pan African Business Icon of the year at the 2020 edition of Ghana Youth Excellence Awards. West Africa Leadership Development Centre is one of the top ten emerging leaders in West Africa and adjudged the young entrepreneur of the year for 2019.  Order of the Noble Hand of Honour by the Pan African Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Centre in September 2019, alongside the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia and other global leaders.  Consultant of the year, Ghana 40 under 40 awards 2019