/ Executive Chairman

An industrial investor and a renowned business man, he is the Executive Chairman of W.A.I.D. (West Africa Industrial Development) , also the C.E.O. of Trasacco Valley Estate, and a shareholder of Royal Aluminium Systems Ltd.

Ernesto Taricone was born in Italy in 1948, and settled in Ghana in the late sixties. The majority of his business is focused on Ghana covering various key sections in the Ghanaian Economy; Agriculture, Mining, Forestry, Construction and Real Estate development.
Mr. Taricone is a civil engineer and has a wealth of experience in civil engineering and building construction particularly within the West African context.

Stakeholder, Ownership and Properties

Trasacco Estate Development Co. Ltd - Ghana
Development of 600 acres in Estate Legon - Accra, 850 luxurious villas project with 18-hole golf facility of which 250 villas already constructed and sold. Innovative design is recognized as a benchmark of quality in construction.

Metropolis Development Ltd - Ghana
The Villaggio Condominium Project comprises 5 blocks of apartments and is located near the Tetteh Quarshie Interchange. Empire Builders – Ghana.
Estate Development: 456 Acres designated to Residential and Commercial Estate Development.

Sant Agata Agricultural Property of Barone Taricone Ltd - Ghana
Farmland: 52,000 acres of Land dedicated to Pineapple, Banana, and other agricultural development.
Tourism: 2,103 acres of land designated to Tourism Development.

Ital Prestress and Construction Products Ltd (I.P.C.P.) - Ghana
The first and most innovative factory in West Africa for prefabricated concrete sections. Manufactures prestressed concrete products. It is the manufacturer of the "Trasacco Fast Floor".

Royal Aluminum Systems - Ghana
A factory for the production of Aluminium Windows and Doors and Curtain Walls, recently completed with a new automatic glass factory. Market leader in terms of both volume and product quality.

Gulfwing Aviation Ltd - Ghana
Helicopter Service Company both for commercial and passenger transport.

Fabi Timbers and BRM Wood Processing Co. Ltd - Ghana
Two Timber Factories with high quality output. They produce Lumber, Parquet and Veneer. 95% export to Europe and America.