Judith F. Aidoo, Esq.
Judith Aidoo is Chief Executive of Caswell Capital Partners Limited ("Caswell"), an Accra based merchant bank.
She has been a private investor and entrepreneur, as well as a financial advisor to international institutions and multinational corporations for over 25 years.
current focus is private investment in financial services; oil and gas trading; real estate; and education.
Judith began her career as an investment banker in 1987 with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where she specialized in structured finance.
In 1991, she
own firm to both advise and invest in public and private capital markets with a focus on financial services, particularly trade finance, as well as telecommunications; media; and real estate.
clients have been diverse, including sovereign governments, multinational corporations and large institutional investors.
For example, she advised the Government of Ghana, and authored the feasibility study for the establishment of the Ghana Stock Exchange (1989) and later served on its Governing Board (2003-2004); and for the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (PTA Bank), she created and managed an innovative $500 million financing platform to fund the export of local commodities.
The Africa related vehicle made history when it achieved the highest possible short-term credit ratings from Standard & Poor's
and Fitch Investor Services (1996).
In 2003, she
partnered with a leading New York hedge fund to launch and manage nearly $200 million in allocated capital with a focus on investing in licenses such as broadcast media, telecommunications, and financial services.
Last year, Caswell
completed an innovative deal with MasterCard Global Products to launch and manage its own branded prepaid cards aimed at the fast growing African consumer market.
has also been recently selected to act as the local agent for Hess Oil Trading Company
") for sub Saharan Africa.
Ms. Aidoo graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from Rutgers College in 1984 and from Harvard Law School in 1987.
has been a frequent television contributor for MSNBC and CNN
, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal
, Forbes, the Financial Times and Black Enterprise
has also been honored for her business accomplishments and philanthropy as a 2011 inductee into the Rutgers University African American Alumni Hall of Fame
, and as a board member of several prestigious institutions, including President Clinton's Transition Team; and the 2001 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute
, which emphasizes values-based leadership in business.