Mawuena Trebarh
CEO, Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)

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Mrs. Mawuena Adzo Trebarh is the first female to be appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC). GIPC is the government agency charged with the facilitation and promotion of investments in all sectors of the Ghanaian economy. Prior to this, she was the Founding Director and Chief Business Strategist of Inspire Africa Consult Ltd a business strategy-consulting firm.

As the CEO of GIPC, Mawuena has been at the helm of Ghana’s investment drive. Her focus has been to promote specific projects in key areas for investment by local and foreign investors. At the start of her tenure in 2013, the new GIPC Law, Act 865 was passed by parliament. As a result of this, she has been a key influencer for educating the Centre’s stakeholders on the importance of adhering to the contents of the Act through various engagements and forums.

Her passion and creative approach to finding solutions to various challenges has changed the face of GIPC to one that is customer focused to better facilitate the investor. Her initiatives over time have lifted the Centre’s image and improved the work culture of its staff as well as relations with stakeholders.

Under her leadership, the Centre has realized a surge in foreign direct investment despite the challenging economic climate. In the first quarter of 2015 foreign direct investment of USD 1122.19 million was recorded, representing an increase of over 1000% over the same period in 2014.

Mawuena has been recognized through a number of national and international awards including the Millennium Leadership Forum Award for championing excellence in trade investment and agro-processing and the National Youth Role Model Award for being a role model and youth leader.

Her occupation of senior executive positions in Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd, Newmont and Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) has allowed her to contribute immensely to the mining and telecommunications sectors.

With a background and recognition as an astute strategist, she believes in the need for continuous value creation. Mawuena is passionate and believes strongly in service to society and humanity.

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