Diversity as a Competitive Advantage
My family moved from Ghana to Silver Spring, Maryland, when I was five years old. As the son of a diplomat, I understood the concept of diversity - its value and importance - at an early age.
Kwaku Gyabaah leads front-end activities for Clark Construction Group’s Western Region, from project identification and pursuit through cost estimating, purchasing, and design phase management.
Throughout his tenure at Clark, Kwaku has played a critical role in project development efforts on noteworthy projects across the country including the Chase Center, Salesforce Tower, National Museum of African American History & Culture, Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton, The Forum Renovation, Long Beach Courthouse Building P3, and LAX Central Utility Plant.
Kwaku is passionate about advancing local, small, and diverse business enterprises and is a leader in Clark Construction’s Strategic Partnership Program, which provides core construction management and business skills training for small and minority-owned businesses in an executive-MBA style format.
Kwaku earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Howard University and a master in business administration in general management and international real estate development from the University of California, Irvine.
Kwaku serves on the board of the Los Angeles Business Council (LABC) and is active with Habitat for Humanity’s Los Angeles Chapter. Kwaku was recognized as a Top Young Professional in California by Engineering-News Record in 2018 and as one of Los Angeles’s Most Influential African Americans Under 40 by the Los Angeles Wave Newspaper in 2013.