Outstanding Members—Fourth Quarter 2016
NACVA would like to thank and recognize the following outstanding members:
Bennet Kpentey is a strategy and financial consultant, and a qualified business valuation professional with twenty years professional experience. He is the chief executive and managing consultant of Sync Consult, a management and financial consulting firm operating from Ghana. He is currently a lecturer in strategic management at the University of Ghana Business School, as well as The Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to establishing Sync Consult, he worked with Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu, West Africa and PricewaterhouseCoopers African Central in management positions.
Among his relevant experience, Mr. Kpentey has provided leadership advisory work to support over USD 1.5 billion in cumulative transaction size for projects across West Africa. He has provided leadership in several feasibility studies and development of information memoranda for raising financing and M&A transactions. He is a qualified business valuator and has undertaken several business valuations including the valuation of intangible assets, for enterprises across several sectors.
He is the president of the African Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (AACVA), a member organization of the world’s largest business valuation organization, NACVA of the United States (U.S.). Between 2010 and 2014, he served on the IFRS Committee, U.S., which was set up to make presentations to the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on valuation issues arising from the numerous accounting standard exposure drafts on the harmonisation of GAAP and IFRS.
Mr. Kpentey co-authored the Enterprise Map (2012), a book on the industrial sector of Ghana. He, in addition, was one of thirteen international business valuation professionals who co-authored Guide to Fair Value under IFRS (2010) a complete guide for business valuation under IFRS.
Mr. Kpentey holds an MA in International Relations (economics major) from the International University of Japan (1994) and a BA in economics and geography from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana (1992). He is a Chartered Professional Consultant (CPC) from the American Consultants League (2000) and a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) (2006). He is currently pursuing a PhD in business administration (finance) at the Walden University in Minnesota, U.S.
His professional memberships include: AACVA, a member association of NACVA, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.; and is also a member of the Strategic Management Society, U.S.
Mr. Faisal Al-Sayrafi is currently employed at Financial Transaction House in the position of managing director and chief executive officer. Mr. Al-Sayrafi set up FTH in 1994 and since then, has had overall responsibility for the practice. Previously, he spent several years with Andersen & Co. where he later served as the Middle East managing partner for corporate finance. Mr. Al-Sayrafi has also held a senior management position with one of the largest edible oil manufacturers in the region where he had overall responsibility for the operations of the company. Mr. Al-Sayrafi has an extensive network of contacts in the region and has successfully closed many medium- to large-size transactions for clients in various industry segments, and has particular expertise in the arena of private placements and public offerings. Mr. Al-Sayrafi holds an MBA from the University of Vermont and an MS in accounting from the University of New Haven. He holds Certified Financial Consultant and a Certified Valuation Analyst (from NACVA) accreditations from the U.S.