Doriot Distinguished Speaker Series
Creating a More Equitable World with Lucy Quist
Thursday 25 February, 18:00 – 19:00
The word Equity rolls easily off the tongue as we discuss different aspects of justice. Yet only a year ago this was not the case. One of the trending topics is vaccine equity – what equity of access is there between the haves and have nots, the rich and poor nations? The only way to succeed against this pandemic is for all countries to think more equitably and to act together.
Lucy Quist (MBA 05J) will draw on her life and work experiences across the globe and especially Africa, to focus a lens on what we business leaders can do to create a more equitable world. Lucy believes that it is possible to reconstruct a world where opportunity is more evenly distributed. She will concentrate particularly on Africa’s role in the future we seek to create.
Lucy is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and author of The Bold New Normal. She is an international business leader focused on technology, transformation and thought leadership for positive business returns. She is the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company as the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. She has served on the board of the Consolidated Bank Ghana and the board chair of Petra (Pension) Trust. She currently serves on the boards of INSEAD and Mercy Ships.
She is a chartered electrical and electronic engineer and holds a first-class honours degree from the University of East London and an MBA from INSEAD. Her career spans more than two decades starting at the Ford Motor Company, then holding C-level positions at Tigo, Vodafone and Airtel in manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and automotive. She has led technical, marketing and sales functions before becoming CEO.
Lucy is a passionate advocate for young people across Africa. She believes in harnessing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to advance development in the continent.