Lucy Quist is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the author of the book, ‘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 and is also a co-founder of the Executive Women Network.
Lucy served as the Vice President of FIFA’s normalisation committee in Ghana between 2018 and 2019 and currently serves on the boards of INSEAD and Mercy Ships.
In 2022, she was made the Brand Ambassador for Vlisco, a luxury African textile brand with the mandate of providing mentorship to females, representing and promoting the brand while advising the company on its diversity strategy to achieve a 40 per cent women ratio by 2025.
She is a chartered electrical and electronic engineer with over two decades of corporate experience with blue chip companies starting at Ford Motor Company. Her career spans manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and automotive industries in Europe and Africa.
She is a passionate advocate who believes in harnessing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to advance development in Africa. She also advocates for greater participation in STEM, especially for young people, across the continent.