Company Roots

We trace our beginnings to the year 2000, when our founder, Mr. Thomas Appiah, was living as an expat in Tokyo Japan.  During that time, he lived in close proximity to many of the embassies and was sought out by both ambassadors and business owners because of his expertise.  These consultations resulted in decisions that led several African countries to adopt more appropriate telecommunication technologies to better serve their populous.  

As a result of these experiences, Mr. Appiah developed a strong interest in helping the African continent receive both the most appropriate technologies and humanitarian support.  While in Japan, Mr. Appiah organized, collected and sent relief aid to Mozambique during an environmental
disaster in the year 2000. This was a joint project that he conducted with the South African Embassy of Japan. 

Mr. Appiah’s passion for serving others has led him to form this firm that connects businesses to businesses, businesses to governments, and governments and governments for mutual and lasting benefit. He is the co-founder and Chairman of Board of African Chamber of Commerce of Utah with strong collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the World Trade Center of the State of Utah.

Mr. Appiah studied in the United States of America and earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA), Masters in Engineering Management (MEM) and Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering (BSEE).  A visiting lecturer at Brigham Young University teaching International Negotiation Strategies.


Market Segment Opportunity
ACT International focuses on three target segments: 

1.    Businesses looking to expand internationally 

2.    Emerging markets looking to attract businesses and to bridge their technological gaps 

3.    Businesses looking to maximize profitability and growth through outsourcing 

Industries worked or consulted for:

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Recently Motorola divided into three entities and sold the Mobile Device business to Google, the Home & Networks to Nokia Siemens Network. The Enterprise Mobility and Government & Public Safety is now known as Motorola Solutions.

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Mr. Murphy began his career in finance on the trading floor of the NYSE in 1976, and became a member of the NYSE as a specialist partner of M. J. Meehan & Co. in 1982. Subsequently, he was an integral part of NYSE policy, governance and operations. He was also liaison to the Institutional Traders Advisory Committee, Governor of the Stock Exchange, and a floor official before becoming the Vice-Chairman from 1998 to 2003. 
In addition to his service at the NYSE, Mr. Murphy served as a Chief Operating Officer of LaBranche & Co. Inc., the largest specialist trading firm on the floor of NYSE.  Mr. Murphy has extensive international experience in equities, debt and commodities markets.

                                                                                    GRT is a U.S. based provider of energy solutions. Their goal is to supply their clients with superior, well engineered, cost effective, advanced renewable energy solutions designed to deal with the critical issues faced by public and private entities.

GRT works with multiple technology companies to provide the most efficient technology for each project.  Because GRT is not a manufacturer, they do not attempt to fit the project to the technology.  Instead they will select the correct mix of technologies to provide the minimum carbon footprint while maximizing the environmental and economic benefits. Mr. Murphy, formerly Vice Chairman of the NYSE, is a few of the talents with GRT. GRT is making progress on new projects in Africa and the Middle East. 

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The Governor's Office of Economic Development accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around industries or "economic clusters" that demonstrate the best potential for development. The Governor's Office of Economic Development utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission.

The mission of the Governor's Office of Economic Development is to nurture an environment where Utah companies can be successful and the business community can create jobs that raise Utah’s citizen’s standard of living.

World Trade Center Utah (WTC Utah) is a licensed and certified member of the World Trade Centers Association headquartered in New York City. The mission of WTC Utah is to guide Utah companies into profitable global markets.

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In addition, WTC Utah offers customized market intelligence reports and access to thenetwork of over 330 World Trade Centers around the globe that facilitates international trade and investment.

Company Overview
Appiah Consulting Team International (ACT International) is a privately owned company. The company was incorporated under the laws of the United States of America in 2007.

The company’s vision is connecting businesses globally. The goal is to build connections and collaboration between businesses to businesses and businesses to governments. The company’s vision is to provide opportunities to improve living conditions in emerging markets, such as Africa, and to call on all to empower the African continent with self reliance through education and the effective use of natural resources.

Today’s globalization of businesses make Appiah Consulting Team International uniquely positioned to strategically bridge businesses globally through Fund Raising, Outsourcing, Appropriate Technology Transfer, Mind Sharing Consulting, Business Development and Productivity Maximization.

Appiah helps organizations assess how to maximize their productivity and works with them to achieve their vision. We connect with partners to develop and implement technology in order to improve our clients’ productivity and efficiency.  Our passion, at the end of the day, is to enable our clients to become high-performance participants in the global economy.  Our key differentiators in the marketplace include:

·        Native born Africans with passion to empower the African Continent with sustainable partnerships

·        Global experience with key business and technology issues

·         The best people in our industry, functionally specialized in particular industries and/or technological skills

·       Powerful culture of innovation, collaboration and teaming

ACT International Inc.’s marketing strategy involves maintaining and expanding broad based networking with clients in target segments, establishing alliances with service companies to deliver solutions and partnering with emerging markets or businesses to provide attractive investment returns.

ACT International Solution ACT International has a well-developed mix of contacts and leaders in the three segment areas noted above. These services are designed to afford governments and businesses much-needed funds and information allowing for effective delivery of high performance and growth opportunities.  Included in ACT International’s innovative service offerings are the abilities to:

·        Connect Businesses to Governments

·        Connect Businesses to Businesses

·        Connect Governments to Governments

·        Provide growth Opportunities through Outsourcing and cultual education for better positioning

·        Provide Management Consultancy

Management Team

The management team has nearly 60 years of combined experience in management consulting, product management, program management, marketing, sales, vendor management, trade shows, systems engineering in the multi-billion dollar telecommunications industry in Chicago area and Tokyo Japan, as well as, building and selling companies, and consulting with the major financial powerhouses in the New York City area, Salt Lake City and Austin Texas.

The combined team has worked extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa and United States of America, with broad sense of positioning products for sustainable growth with sound business model coupled with strong leadership.