Ibrahim Mahama (born 29 January 1971) is a Ghanaian businessman, and the founder of Engineers and Planners,the largest indigenous-owned mining company in West Africa, and the owner of several other businesses in Ghana.He is the younger brother of John Dramani Mahama, President of Ghana from 2012 to 2017.
He was born in Piase in the Northern Region of Ghana to Emmanuel Adama Mahama, the first Minister of State of the Northern Region under the first President of Ghana, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. His mother, Joyce Tamakloe comes from Keta in the Volta Region of Ghana.He moved to the United Kingdom, where he studied at the College of North London.After college, he went on to live in London, where he worked for a property development company.
Mahama started his company Engineers & Planners in 1997 after his return from London.The Company now employs over 3000 Ghanaian employees.Mahama has also invested in Asutsuare Poultry Farms, which was started in 2004 and produces 150,000 eggs and 10,000 live broilers a day.Mahama is also an investor and owner at Dzata Cement Limited, a fully Ghanaian-owned cement processing factory located in Tema. Construction of the factory began in 2011, and it is set to start operations by first quarter of 2018, projected to create 1,200 direct jobs.Its production capacity is projected to be 2 million tonnes of cement a year.