Richard is a young successful Award-winning entrepreneur and an Angel Investor, seen by many as one of the promising global icons. He is a Ghanaian Multinational Businessman with diversified business interests. Richard has demonstrated continuous leadership, excellence in business, technical skills in financial and entrepreneurial management as well as project executions.
Richard is the founder and Chairman of Quick Credit & Investment Micro-Credit Limited, a micro-credit company licensed by Bank of Ghana as a Non-Deposit taking Financial Institution.
The company which is over a decade started with just 2 branches and later increased to 25 Branches in some regions in Ghana with over 50,000 clientele base and over 400 direct employees.
His business Quick Credit & Investment Micro-Credit Limited is currently branchless in Ghana and operating remotely across the country and has operations in Eastern and Western Africa as OYA Micro credit to help young businesses with loans to support their livelihood. 90% of his loans are given to women.
Richard’s tenacity in championing creativity in new business developments and passion for entrepreneurship propelled him to build another business empire “Quick Angels Limited".
He is currently the CEO of Quick Angels Limited; an Angel investor company that seeks to support potential and existing entrepreneurs as well as businesses that want to expand with equity financing.
The initiative by Mr. Richard Nii Armah Quaye is to inspire entrepreneurship and business excellence in Ghana.
Quick Angels limited, which was established on May 8, 2019, has so far funded over 30 startups and businesses with over 50million Ghana cedis.
These companies include Ridge Medical Center, Dough man foods, Prospectus Ghana, Zaconut, Pinkberry, Coli network, Alicia(into tilapia), Addicent foods(rice production-Benjie rice), Dominion paints-Agatex as the first brand, Sunsolar(into salt production),Sankofa natural spices, BEEfA foods(first product- BEEfA CHIPS), Janam cosmetics, CEQA foods(Pizzaman and Chickenman), Burger King(quick angels franchise in Ghana), Morning Glory publication, Mona Brand-Cosmetics, and Clothing. These businesses also have direct employees of about a thousand (1000).
Richard won the promising entrepreneur at Ghana Business Awards 2020, he also won the first amongst equals also termed as the overall at 2020 40 under 40 awards and defended the investment category award in 2020. Mr. Quaye was selected as part of 50 young Ceo’s in Ghana by Avance media in 2020. He won the European CEO Entrepreneur of the year award 2020 organized by Global Business Outlook
In 2019, he again won the investment category 40 under 40 awards.
Richard got featured in "those who inspire’’ a magazine endorsed by the President of Ghana to mentor the young generation in Ghana after careful analysis of his Business module and its impact so far on the younger generation by the team.
Due to his acumen, he has been invited twice to lecture at the Harvard School of Business on entrepreneurship.
Richard is currently the Board Chairman and the majority shareholder of Quick Credit & Investment Micro-Credit Limited, a micro-credit company licensed by Bank of Ghana as a Non-Deposit taking Financial Institution and the CEO of Quick Angels Limited, the first Angel Investor Company in Ghana.
Born on 21 March 1984 at James Town, Accra, he grew up with a passion for Entrepreneurship and he is an Accountant by profession trained by ACCA.
Emmanuel Lamptey is currently the General Manager, Quick Angels Limited.
He is a trained Human Resource Practitioner, a business owner, a seasoned marketer, and a smart credit analyst.
He holds an MBA (Finance and Administration) from the Sikkim Municipal University, India and a Bachelor's degree in Arts (Hons.) Economics and statistics from the University of Cape Coast (U.C.C).
He is an analytical, pragmatist, proactive, ambitious, optimistic and forward-looking person, team builder and player with great organizational and leadership skills. He is proficient in both written and oral communication.
He is a staunch Christian with a philosophy of using his leadership and business acumen and skills to transform lives and to make life comfortable for people he comes into contact with. He is happily married with two (2) brilliant children.
James is a product of the University of Ghana and a post graduate degree holder from the University of Liverpool in Operations & Supply Chain Management. James also has a specialist in Project Management and hold certificates in PMP from GIMPA and the African Centre for Capacity Building (AFCAB). Over the years, James undertook rigorous professional courses to further enhance his rich knowledge, contributions and effectiveness on the job and currently affiliated with the following professional bodies in good standing; (IPSCMI), International Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Institute-(USA), (CIPS) Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply-(UK), and (ISCEA) International Supply Chain Education Alliance-(USA),
James is thoughtful, an effective communicator, analytical and practical. He bring to the table; twenty-two (22) years specialty through a demonstrated understanding in commercial related activities for both green and brown fields. He is a power user of all MS suits and experienced in over a dozen ERP‟s, has the ability to motivate teams to peak performance, possess unique skills, has a track record to reducing organizational operating cost and undoubtedly adds value to any set up, instil confidence and exceed stakeholder‟s expectations.
He aspire to lead a growing organization and contribute towards building strong and performing teams through motivation that ensures sustenance in delivery and success.
He rose through the ranks at Fidelity Bank Ghana to become the Branch Sales and Service Manager, where he was responsible for the overall management of the people, systems and processes and ensured optimal performance of the branch.
As the Branch Sales and Service Manager, Eric was able to transform his branch from an average performing branch to a high performing branch, winning the best performing branch in terms of deposit mobilization.
Eric has strong administrative and leadership skills which gives him a competitive edge to accomplish any task assigned him. He is very dedicated and hardworking and has a strong interpersonal relationship which has always played to his advantage in his professional life. For him, developing a strong relationship is the foundation of everything he does, both in his personal as well as his corporate life.
Eric has a Master of Science (MSc.) in Development Finance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science from the University of Ghana,) and a PostGraduate Certificate in Business Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He is affable, and loves tennis. He loves reading novels at his leisure time.
He was the first Branch Head for their Kumasi Branch. He was the Ashanti Regional Manager for Brooks Asset Management Limited and also worked in various capacities at New Generation Investments Services Limited, Head of Asset Management and Pensions, Head of Corporate Finance and Research, Manager of Anidaso Mutual Fund Limited and Accountant.
James is currently the Business and Investment Analyst at Quick Angels Limited (QAL) responsible for leading and supporting the investment evaluation process including assessment of new investment opportunities, analysis for follow-on financing and the portfolio exit management.
James holds MSc. in Economics and BSc. Business Administration (Accounting option) from KNUST. He has completed the Ghana Stock Exchange Securities Courses, is a final level candidate of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Ghana (CIT).
He is currently a member of the Chartered Institute of Economics Ghana (ICEG) and the Chartered Institute of Financial and Investment Analyst Ghana (CIFIAG)
Veronica Ofosuhemaa Owusu-Ansah is a Media and Communications Professional. She has over 8 years wealth of experience which spans across news media, advertising services, telecommunications, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate communications and financial services.
Before joining Quick Angels Limited as Brands Communication and Business Development Manager, she worked with several private sector companies, with a track record of awarded achievements. She is a determined, self-motivated and confident individual who seeks an opportunity to contribute her acquired skills and experience to a challenging and dynamic team to help achieve the objectives of an organization.
Veronica holds Master's degree in Development Communications at the Ghana Institute of Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in Information Studies and French at the University of Ghana, Legon. She has Professional certificates in Advanced Public Relation, Annual Report writing, and Strategic Communications and Marketing.
She is bilingual, a member of IPR (Institute of Public Relations Ghana) and Ghana Journalist Association (GJA).