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Lucy Quist

Lucy Quist is an international business leader, author and distinguished global speaker on leadership, business and technology who believes that it is possible to deliberately create prosperous futures for marginalised societies around the world.

She particularly believes that in this time, Africa has the chance to raise a generation of young people who will create a new continent built on bold visions.

She is the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company as the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. She is a co-founder of the Executive Women Network in Ghana.

Lucy is a chartered electrical and electronic engineer with an MBA from INSEAD and a First Class Honours degree from the University of East London. She is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK).

She is a passionate advocate who believes in harnessing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to advance development in Africa. She also advocates for greater participation in STEM especially for young people across the continent.

Lucy is committed to empowering young people across the African continent to fully realise their potential. In response to young people, she started writing in 2014 to engage, inspire and empower the next generation of African leaders.

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