Ghanaian business leader, Lucy Quist has been appointed Managing Director and Head of Change Leadership at Morgan Stanley UK.
Morgan Stanley is an American multinational investment bank and financial services company.
Here’s all you need to know about her:
Lucy Quist was born in London in 1974. She went to Wesley Girls’ High School and attended the sixth form at the Presbyterian Boys’ Senior High School, Legon – making her one of the few females who attended the now all boys secondary school.
She is an international business leader focused on technology, transformation and thought leadership for positive returns. She is the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. Her role as the CEO of Airtel Ghana made her the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company.
She has also held senior leadership positions at Millicom and Vodafone Ghana. She is a co-founder of the Executive Women Network and recently served as the Vice President of FIFA’s normalisation committee in Ghana.
Lucy is a chartered electrical and electronic engineer with a first-class honours degree from the University of East London. She is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK) and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. She has decades of corporate experience with blue-chip companies starting at Ford Motor Company. Her career spans manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and automotive industries in Europe and Africa.
She is a passionate advocate who believes in harnessing STEM to advance development around the world by ensuring greater participation by young people.
Lucy Quist is an accomplished international speaker. She has been on platforms such as TEDxEUSTON, GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, Columbia Business School and McGill University. In 2016 she was featured on the BBC’s Power Women series as one of the top businesswomen driving transformational change in Africa.
Lucy served as President of AIMS-Ghana and currently serves as the board chair of Petra (Pension) Trust.
Lucy Quist is the author of the book, ‘The Bold New Normal’. The book advocates for Africans to take bold actions towards African prosperity. The idea is based on her TEDx Euston talk, ‘A Bold New Normal’ which challenges Africans to create prosperous outcomes for themselves by changing their visions, language, mindset and then actions. During the talk, she recounted her leadership journey through 3 pivotal years that shaped her from youth to her role as CEO of Airtel Ghana.
Below are some honours and awards she’s had:
- 2016 8th Most Influential Public Figures (Ghana Social Media Rankings)
- Corporate Leadership Award, Ghana Legacy Honours 2017
- Top 50 Women Corporate Leaders in Ghana (WomanRising)
- 100 Most Influential Ghanaian Women, WomanRising
- CSR CEO of the year 2015, Ghana CSR Excellence Awards (GHACEA)
- Telecom CEO of the Year (GITTA Awards 2016)
- Excellence in Corporate Responsibility (Ghana Women of the Year Honours 2016)
- 58th Most Influential Person in Ghana (Ghana’s Most Influential Awards 2016)
- CIMG Marketing Woman of the Year 2014 (CIMG 2015 Awards)
- Special Recognition to the Telecom Industry (GTA 2015)
Lucy is such a superwoman!