Anna-Riikka Kauppinen

Assistant Professor of Anthropology - Geneva Graduate Institute

Anna-Riikka Kauppinen, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Pictet Chair in Finance and Development at Geneva Graduate Institute, explores the web of social relations, expertise, and capital movements crucial to private sector development in West Africa. Her research, rooted in extensive fieldwork within Ghanaian enterprises and major corporations, sheds light on how Africa’s middle classes leverage social and religious networks for enterprise financing and building new economic institutions.