Rachelle Akuffo (Moderator)

Journalist, CGTN America

Rachelle Akuffo is the Washington D.C.-based anchor of Global Business America. The British-Ghanaian journalist joined CGTN America in February 2012 and has interviewed a range of CEOs and leading newsmakers, and reported on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Ms. Akuffo also launched the show’s award-winning startups segment, Starting Block.


Ms. Akuffo began her career as a radio journalist in England and went on to work as an anchor and reporter for Swiss bank Dukascopy, covering market-moving financial news. She was also a correspondent for the millennial-focused digital news service, OneMinuteNews. Akuffo has received several accolades including a 2015 Clarion Award for her reporting on the struggles of Latina entrepreneurs. Ms. Akuffo is a graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. and of London’s Brunel University.