MD, LADL Patisserie
Entrepreneur Ama graduated from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) – Kumasi, Ghana in 1994 with a BSc. Chemical Engineering and then followed with an MBA from Henley Management College, the UK in 1999.
Ama worked in then AngloGold Ashanti as a Management Trainee during her MBA and worked with various departments within the company in Obuasi for a year, from the Processing Department, through Human Resources department, Purchasing and Supplies Department, Engineering Department through Underground Mining, amongst others.
On completion of her MBA, Ama was assigned a role as Senior Buyer Processing in the Purchasing and Supplies Department from May 2000 – Jan 2001 responsible for sourcing all materials and chemicals for the gold processing plant.
In January 2001 Ama was transferred to the head office in Accra to assist the Group Supplies manager as the e-Procurement Officer. Till 2003, Ama coordinated all supply contracts for the group and amongst other things assisted with the implementation of materials standardization for the Anglogold Ashanti Group (within and outside Ghana) making it possible to transfer stocks between subsidiaries and also towards obtaining bulk discounts for the Ashanti Group whilst at the same time reducing obsolescence to the barest minimum.
From June 2003 – May 2006 Ama worked as the Supplies and Logistics Analyst, serving as a liaison between the approved logistics services provider (Ashanti Goldfields office in UK and Union Transport /UT) and the Ashanti Group Supplies office, updating the subsidiary Supplies Offices across Ghana, Zimbabwe and Guinea with tracking information on goods shipped from across the globe. Ama subsequently worked on a project in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of a three-member team responsible for overseeing the logistical operations of a contractor engaged to upgrade a processing plant of a subsidiary, the Siguiri mine in Guinea.
In May 2006 during the merger of Ashanti Goldfields with Anglogold Ama opted for a redundancy package and resigned to join ePROCESS INTERNATIONAL S.A., the operations and IT subsidiary of ECOBANK Group as the Procurement and Vendor Management Officer where she set up (entrepreneur spirited) the Procurement Department from scratch to purchase and manage all stocks for the company and also maintain oversight responsibility for the fleet of vehicles whilst serving all the subsidiaries of Ecobank outside Ghana.
In October 2009 Ama moved to Access Bank Ghana as the Head of General Resource Management and eventually ventured into entrepreneurship in October 2010. Ama pursued a formal education in entrepreneurship (MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship) with the Catholic University of Milan, Italy in association with the E4Impact (Entrepreneurship for Impact) Foundation.
Ama started her entrepreneur journey by setting up of patisserie (LADL) and now into large scale production of frozen bakery products for supply to restaurants, hotels, malls and individuals.
A proud winner in the UK Government, DFID sponsored ENGINE program organized by Technoserve Ghana in 2016. The ENGINE program was run by Technoserve for 4 years and officially ended in October 2018. F
Ama is currently the chairman for the Accra Zone of the ENGINE Business Network, EBN.