The Pangea Team

John Scicchitano
Founding Partner, President

John is an International Development expert and holds a degree in Civil engineering and an Executive Masters in Leadership. John’s wealth of experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors spans a period of over 28 years, 10 of which were spent in West Africa. With stints at USAID, World Vision, World Relief, World Bank, UN, USDA, UNICEF and IRC, John is passionate about food security and the sustainable development of Agriculture in Africa, and has facilitated over $1M of impact investment for agribusinesses.

Mercy Frimpong
Senior Associate, Ghana Representative

Mercy is an experienced marketer with innovative go-to-market strategies for product launches. After a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, her early career was in the telecommunications, event organizing and executive education spaces. Mercy excels at bringing brands to life, beginning with conceptualization and design and culminating in customer value management and product analysis. She has a knack for delivering projects with excellent outcomes, earning her the signature moniker ‘MaGiK’.

Epitace Nobera
Principal, Project Advisory

Epitace is a development expert with skills in programs and project design and implementation in agriculture, poverty and food insecurity reduction, resilience building, climate change adaptation, and impact investment facilitation. He has worked for major donors, consultancies, and NGOs in over 15 African countries over an ongoing four-decade career. His current passion is helping transfer private financial resources from advanced to developing countries for high positive impacts. He holds an MSc-Agricultural Economics and an MBA-Agribusiness.

Nancy Ewurum
Associate, Business Analyst

Nancy is a Communications Consultant and Data enthusiast with degrees in Project Management and Data Science (in view). With a combined experience of 8 years in Business administration, Project management, Customer support and Communications & Marketing, she specialises in crafting content for brands and developing communications strategies to drive engagement. She is passionate about developing and implementing communication procedures for the perfect customer experience.

Nii Lokko
Partner, Managing Director

Nii is an innovation advisor and finance executive with over 20 years of strategic leadership in investment banking and in entrepreneurial roles at early-stage ventures. With degrees in Electrical Engineering, Public Policy, and Business Administration, Nii focuses on high quality solutions that meet the business, operations, and technology challenges facing agribusinesses. He is passionate about building capabilities to navigate business roadblocks and harnessing innovation to drive industrial and social transformation.

Ajara Marie Bomah
Senior Associate, Sierra Leone Representative

Ajara is a business development and communications executive with over 17 years of experience, specializing in diaspora engagement and investment in Africa with a critical focus on women in business. Her areas of focus are strategy, coordination, and relationship management. She holds a MSW from Smith College School of Social Work.




Awa Alyne Daffe
Senior Associate, Senegal Representative

Awa is a gold medal contender in multi-tasking. She is a skilled and experienced consultant throughout the small and growing businesses space and has great knowledge of ecosystem actors in Francophone West Africa. She holds a degree in Information Systems and has been active as a consultant for organizations that propel entrepreneurship in emerging markets. Her skills in program management, organizational and networking skills contribute to her passion, building a better livelihood for entrepreneurs throughout West Africa.

Hannah Darkwah
Associate, Research Analyst

Hannah has a MSc (Hons) in Economics with an emphasis in Financial Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics with Information Studies. She has extensive expertise in preparing research reports and a background in Asset management and Retail Fund Management. Hannah is detail-oriented and has the much-required analytical skills to interpret data accurately and to conduct detailed analyses of company financials. She is particularly interested in empirical research with a focus on macroeconomics and macrofinance.