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Emelia Appiah

Ghana & University of Cape Town, 2018

Degree of study:
Masters in Investment Management

Emelia Appiah was born and raised in Ghana.  While studying, she is concurrently interning with Symbiotics S.A a leading impact Investment company as a capacity building intern assisting with the provision of technical assistance to micro, small and medium scale microfinance institutions across Africa and other emerging markets across the globe.

Emelia is an aspiring global investment banker, chartered accountant and a social entrepreneur with interest in girl child economic empowerment. She currently supports and mentors young and talented girls in fashion design and art and craft vocational training back in Ghana. It is her dream to reach many young girls across Africa contributing significantly to rewriting their stories. She also hopes to leverage the skills and knowledge from her experiences to operate a consultancy and advisory partnership firm serving local businesses with up to date financial and legal assistance necessary for local and international business success.

She holds a BSc. (Summa Cum laude) in Business Administration from Ashesi University in Ghana and a distinction from the University of Exeter in UK for participating in the 2015 International Summer School where she studied English Common Law. Emelia was a 2016 scholar of the University of Chicago Booth Summer Business scholars’ programme, completing this programme with distinction.

Her passion to contribute towards social change in any capacity has led her to volunteer on several projects such as teaching in rural and deprived communities across Ghana.

Her hobbies include cooking. She currently operates a small catering business named “Emmy’s Kitchen” serving Ghanaian students at the University of Cape Town and also cofounded “Grace Beverages” with her mum, a healthy local beverage business in Ghana. She enjoys watching documentaries and theatrical performances.

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