Gearing up for Commencement 2016

Ashesi_Graduation_2014June 18, 2016
On Saturday, June 25, 145 members of Ashesi’s Class of 2016 will celebrate their years as students at our 12th Commencement Ceremony. Members of the class will be receiving Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration, Computer Science and Management Information Systems. The ceremony will be held at Ashesi’s campus in Berekuso, and over a 1,500 family, alumni, friends and guests are expected. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast will preside over the event.

Guest speaker at this year’s ceremony will be award winning CEO of Airtel Ghana, Mrs. Lucy Quist. As the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecom company, Mrs. Quist serves as a great role model for the Class of 2016.

Her vast experience in telecommunications covers both mobile and fixed telephony, and extends to value added services for consumers and enterprises. She has a proven track record of leading teams to deliver superior results. Before joining Airtel Ghana, Lucy was the Director of Vodafone Ghana’s Enterprise division, Vodafone Business Solutions.

Lucy started her career in automotive engineering with Ford Motor Company working her way through design engineering, manufacturing and project management functions in the UK, Germany and Portugal. She later became a Change Manager at the Royal Bank of Scotland in London as part of the RBS-ABN AMRO Operations merger team. In 2008, Lucy joined Millicom International Cellular (Tigo), working as Head of Business Development for Africa, and as Head of Northern Sector in Ghana before becoming the Chief Marketing Officer in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mrs. Lucy Quist

A product of Wesley Girls’ High School, Lucy is passionate about tapping into human potential to deliver outstanding results. She describes herself as an engaging leader who commits her energy to developing her people. She enjoys seeing them soar! She is a Chartered Electrical and Electronic Engineer (UK) who holds a first class degree and an MBA from INSEAD.

Lucy is currently the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana’s Marketing Woman of the Year, and in 2016 was awarded the Telecoms CEO of the Year at the Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards (GITTA). She is also a champion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education in Ghana.

This year’s Class Speaker will be Festus Emmanuel Jartu ’16, from the Gambia. A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science candidate, Festus is among the pioneer class of MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Ashesi.

Watch It Live
If you will not be able to make it to campus to cheer for the Class of 2016, you can follow the live stream on Ashesi’s Facebook page.

Keep it Social
We invite Netizens to share their experiences on social media using the hashtags, #Ashesi2016 or #AshesiGrad.

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