Enterprise Development @ Consultant
Mansa Ayisi-Okyere is currently a board member of African Entrepreneurship Hub (AEH). A non-profit organization she’s helped build from conception, which focuses on developing the next generation of ethical and transformational African leaders., Mansa was the Executive Secretary for the first four years after the inception of the organisation.
Mansa has a background in Gender and Development and currently focuses on providing strategic and growth support to SMEs looking to grow into sustainable businesses. She has significant expertise in project management with over ten years experience in the not for profit field, consulting for organizations such as the Ghana Climate and Innovation Centre, GIZ and the African Women’s Development Fund.
As Executive Secretary of AEH, she developed the organisations youth entrepreneurship program- ‘i-hub + traction’ which helps tertiary students with entrepreneurship training and introduced the annual MyBusiness Friday Women’s Entrepreneurship Day sessions which brings together accomplished entrepreneurs and subject matter experts to mentor young women entrepreneurs from various backgrounds.
As a development professional, she currently manages a portfolio of growth stage SME’s in various industry sectors including climate, tech and hospitality; helping them to strategize and strengthen their businesses. In the past, she’s provided technical expertise to the GIZ FPE & FEMMSTECH program in the northern and southern part of Ghana focused on providing entrepreneurship training to women. She has also portfolio managed 12 companies in the Ghana Climate and Innovation centre giving them business development support. She has contributed to the UN Foundation program; Girl Up as a mentor in Ghana and also mentored several entrepreneurs across Africa with The African Entrepreneurship Awards. She previously sat on the Tedx Accra advisory board and she regularly sits on panels to advice young entrepreneurs on their business model with programs including Climate Launchpad Ghana, Seedstars and the Community Service Awards and speaks at various summits on matters pertaining to entrepreneurship and development.
Mansa is fluent in French, English, Twi, and Fante. She is a committed Rotarian and has recently completed her tenure as Club President for the Rotary Club of Accra Trinity. When she is not working in enterprise development, her other interests include speech writing, reading, editing and copywriting.