Pakwo Shum is an entrepreneur behind the start-up and development of more than half a dozen companies, bringing each to commercial success since 1988.

In 2006, he founded Aviation Alliance which represents Delta Air Lines as a General Sales Agent in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Pakwo also founded Shum & Co, a company that promotes the start-up of small and medium scale businesses, which launched Ghana's first on-demand dry-cleaning company, Laundry Chief in 2015. His diverse business background includes mineral exploration, oil trading, cocoa export, real estate, and retail operations.

Pakwo, named Best Entrepreneur of the Year - Airline Industry by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana in 2013, serves as a non-executive member of boards including African Entrepreneurs Hub, Newco Catering and Logistics, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Ghana.

He has a BSc. Administration from the University of Ghana and attended the Ghana International School.