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Co-Founder and Principal Consultant , Consulting
FRANKFORT, United States
Finance leader with ~13 years progressive experience helping organizations and founders realize their vision & mission, in both emerging & developed markets across various (corporate, SME and social enterprise) settings. Built reputation as business thought partner with ability to learn new areas quickly, communicates with candor, listens for problems and offers targeted solutions.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
A former member of the American Institute of CPA’s Board of Examiners, my ~13 year Finance career spans over various settings: multinational, SME, social enterprise, industries: Insurance, FMCG, Healthcare, Telecom in both emerging & developed markets. I have worked with and/or advised global brands such as Aon, PepsiCo, Vodafone, and Ernst & Young. Career highlights include:
?Recognition from PepsiCo North America Sales Leaders as “Game Changer” for P&L stewardship and other key contributions to growth of PepsiCo’s over $0.2B Costco DSD beverage business.
?2013 PepsiCo Operational Excellence Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership, technical competency, people/relationship management and presentation skills during advisory work with Corporate Treasury function
?Recognized by local & region Finance leaders at Vodafone for delivering “You Control It!” – OpCo wide control awareness campaign; the 1st in Africa Middle East Asia Pacific region
?Led cross-functional projects and provided oversight (as Steerco member) in delivery of Vodafone Ghana operational priorities such as Billing Operations and E-billing.
?Insights delivered to senior mgmt. at the Warranty Group contributed to key organizational wins such as strategic road map for creating a global compliance function

As co-founder and principal consultant of Alitheia Ghana Limited (an all-female led SME advisory firm), I have experience helping businesses prepare for the future (strategic planning & financial mgmt.), optimize use of resources (performance mgmt.) and get the basics right (accounting and controls).

While much of my experience has been in the private sector, I sought this role as part of my journey in transitioning to the social sector. My social sector experiences include: Board member for Environment360, a Africa based female found NGO that helps communities harvest the full value of their plastic waste through sustainable recycling schemes and educational campaigns ; Collaboration with UNICEF Ghana to connect young female tech innovators with UNICEF mentors to help shape their prototypes for market entry. Also helped identify UX/UI designers to lead UNICEF organized human centered design session for adolescent girls ; Ally/supporter of the African Gifted Foundation, a Ghana based, US registered NGO focused on educating young gifted female scientists from across Africa. As Africa On Ground PM for Figma’s (Silicon Valley tech startup) Global Design Community, gained hands on knowledge of social impact project mgmt. areas such as cross border program implementation, budgeting and collaboration with on ground execution partners.

Areas of expertise include
•Strategic Planning (Financial & Operational)
•Project Finance
•Budget & Performance Management
•Operations/Business Process Design & Improvement
•Commercial Finance & Pricing Strategy
•Cross Border Program Design & Implementation
•Risk Management & Compliance Monitoring
•Forecasting, Financial
MBA, Accounting Concentration Florida A&M University- 2006
BSc, Florida A&M University - 2004

Affiliations and Achievements:
Volunteer Finance & Admin Manager, Pearl Safe Haven, an emergency transitional shelter/housing for young women (18-25 years) survivors of gender based violence and abuse.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
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    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Ghana , United States
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