Mrs. Tucci Ivowi is the Chief Executive Officer and a founding member of the Ghana Commodity Exchange. Her professional experience of over 20 years spans the UK, emerging markets of Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa’s private and public sectors. She specialises in strategy, innovation and business turnaround.

Prior to joining the Ghana Commodity Exchange, Tucci was the first female and first Ghanaian Business Executive Officer (Executive Director) for Nestle Central & West Africa Region. During her 15 years with Nestle, she worked in various roles including Managing Director, Marketing Communications Director and Business Unit Director, managing businesses and teams across 22 countries.

A thought-leader and Chartered Marketer, she speaks and writes on leadership, Marketing, Communications and Intra-Africa Trade, and is a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and CIM UK’s Catalyst Magazine for Marketing practitioners. Her professional qualifications include Executive Education in Leadership from the London Business School. She has a double degree in Politics and French from both the University of Sussex UK and The Higher Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence, France, and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK.

She is the founder of Forty Lives, an NGO in Ghana which advocates for support of people with mental health conditions. She is also the Board Chair of Girl Code Africa, an NGO seeking to bridge the gender divide for women in Africa through education in STEAM. Amongst her passions are growth and development of self and others; to that end, she is an advisor to SFAN, an education social enterprise, and has several mentees with whom she shares her time and experience.

She has received several honours for her contributions as a business leader including;

  • 100 Most Outstanding Female Change Makers in Ghana 2020-2021
  • Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame 2021
  • Rising Woman Africa 2021 - CNBC
  • Woman of Impact in Trade 2022 - Women’s Choice Awards Africa
  • Female Most Exceptional Change Maker in Business/Ghana 2022 - Humanitarian Global Awards
  • Ghana’s 100 Most Influential Business Leaders - National Governance and Leadership Awards
  • National Innovative Business Leader of the Year 2022 – National Business Honours

You can connect with her @tucciivowi (LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram), and @www.tucciivowi.com

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