Lucy Quist

She believes in harnessing the potential of people to deliver outstanding results in business to improve society.

Lucy has a reputation for transforming businesses for growth even in the most challenging situations. She took over the helm of affairs at Airtel Ghana in 2013, as the first Ghanaian woman to lead a multinational telecom company and successfully repositioned the company into one that plays a significant role in connecting people to improve their lives, with the company winning more than 20 awards in two years.

Lucy has been recognised by reputable organizations for her transformational and inspirational leadership, her exceptional strategic marketing insights, selfless dedication to growing people and for championing causes that are shaping the lives of young people. Notable among these are – CIMG Marketing Woman of the year (2014), Telecom CEO of the Year (Ghana ICT and Telecoms Award 2016) and CSR CEO of the year (Ghana CSR Excellence Awards 2016).

She advocates for greater participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). She believes that great leadership will create and demonstrate the right visions while STEM will accelerate development. She also believes that together these should create room for every African to realise their potential and live more fulfilling lives.

She is an accomplished speaker on many subjects including leadership and technology and has been on platforms such as TEDx EUSTON, Wharton Africa Business Forum, the Sanford C. Bernstein Centre for Leadership and Ethics Conference at Columbia Business School and the African Development Investment Convention. She was recently featured on BBC’s Power Women series as one of the top business women driving transformational change in Africa. She was until recently the Vice Chairperson of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications.

Lucy holds a first-class degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of East London and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

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