Steven Wallace oversees the strategic direction of Omanhene and divides his time between the US and Ghana. Previously, he worked in broadcasting in the newsroom of WMAL-AM 63, a network-owned radio station in Washington, DC and then as a lawyer with the tax boutique firm of Silverstein & Mullens in Washington, DC. He later served as the vice-president of Midstates Sportswear. He served on the board of directors of AFS-USA, Inc. and on the board of trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. He holds a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude (Phi Beta Kappa) from Brown University and a juris doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. Mr. Wallace lives in Milwaukee, WI with his wife and three children.
August 21st, 2018 | 50 mins 58 secs
My guest is Steven Wallace.Steven Wallace is the founder and CEO of the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company, the first company to sustain exports of premium chocolate manufactured entirely in Africa, and credited with producing the world's first single-origin chocolate bar in 1994. He shares his experience with tariffs and their impact on international trade and the world economy.
December 4th, 2017 | 53 mins 8 secs
What country makes the best chocolate? Most people would answer "Switzerland," or, if they're discerning, "Belgium" or "France." Captivated by theories of international trade but with precious little knowledge of cocoa or chocolate, Steven Wallace set out to build the Omanhene Cocoa Bean Company in Ghana―a country renowned for its cocoa and where Wallace spent part of his youth―in a quest to produce the world's first export-ready, single-origin chocolate bar.