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A leader’s outlook on how innovation and change are the only way forward to keep the wheel moving.
African economic growth is projected to be 4.1% this year by the African Development Bank. While higher than that of other emerging and developing countries, it remains insufficient to address the structural challenges of persistent current and fiscal deficits, debt vulnerability, acute youth unemployment and infrastructure backlogs.
No single stakeholder can resolve these issues alone, try as they might – not in an era of purposeful partnerships, inclusive growth and stakeholder capitalism. But we can certainly achieve a lot more if all Africa’s stakeholders act in concert.
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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Busy Internet
Rosy Fynn is an award-winning business and change leader with over a decade’s executive level experience building and transforming organizations across Africa, the United States and the Caribbean. She has a wealth of experience in the technology, financial services, consulting and insurance industries. She is amongst Ghana’s marketing elite, having held the role of Chief Marketing Officer at three major telecommunications companies, and being voted in 2017 as one of West Africa’s top marketing and communications professionals at the Marketing World Awards.
Rosy is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Busy Internet, a leading internet service provider in Ghana. She brings to Busy expertise in areas such as marketing, customer experience and brand management, honed at multinational organizations mainly Airtel and Millicom International Cellular (Tigo). Rosy also played a key role in the successful launch of Surfline Communications, Ghana’s first and Africa’s largest 4G LTE provider.
Earlier in her career, she worked in the consulting and financial services industries in New York with Booz & Company, JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs.
Rosy is passionate about unlocking the potential of African youth and women. She has served on the advisory board of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), an organization that provides superior educational and career programmes to promising youth and spends a lot of time mentoring students within the SEO organization. She is an advocate for women in STEM and in 2020, was named one of 30 Top women in STEM, by The Stem Woman Project.
Rosy is a member of the Archbishop Tutu Fellowship program, a program focused on identifying, nurturing and equipping Africa’s elite future leaders with tools to address Africa’s challenges. She holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA (honors) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College, Massachusetts, USA.
Manages iSpace Foundation
Josiah manages iSpace Foundation and its program activities in West and East Africa. For this project, he will work closely with participants in work plan activities and as a Business Development Tutor. He is an innovative, transformative, and collaborative entrepreneur with over 20 years of international business management experience. Josiah also has a proven track record in all aspects of business formation and transformation, including operations, project management, marketing, communications, customer service, and analytics. He is an effective communicator and motivator with the ability to identify and leverage assets within teams to reach organisational and performance objectives.