Mrs Tucci Goka Ivowi is an experienced business leader with over 18 years experience in marketing and general business management in the UK and emerging markets of Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked in various roles including Business Unit Director, Marketing Communications Director and Managing Director in one of the global leading FMCG companies. She has extensive experience in manufacturing (retail and consumer markets), and a depth of product knowledge across the value chain, specialising in coffee and cocoa. She is currently the CEO and a founding member of the Ghana Commodity Exchange.
Amongst her passions are growth and development; to that end, she is a mentor to several young professionals, and she shares her experience through different channels. She developed and runs a leadership coaching programme, SMARTER Leadership, to share her experiences with her peers, as well as to give practical coaching to new and aspiring leaders. A thought-leader, she speaks and writes on Leadership, Marketing, Communications and Intra-Africa Trade. Her Podcast, ‘SMARTER Leadership in a Minute,’ is available on Apple, Google, Spotify and YouTube.
She is a member of the ‘Executive Women’s Network’ in Ghana, an organisation which works to influence and drive policy changes with the aim of increasing the representation of women in senior leadership positions in Ghana. She also currently serves on the Board of the newly created Girl Code Africa, an NGO seeking to bridge the gender divide for women in Africa through education in STEAM, with a special emphasis on technology.
She is an advocate for support of people with Mental Health conditions and through her foundation, Forty Lives, she is working with other organisations to promote the implementation of good mental health practices in Ghana. She is also active in church counselling and prison ministry, as she believes in the transformational power of support.
She is a Chartered Marketer and member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM UK) and her professional qualifications include a certificate in Leadership from London Business School. She holds a BA in Political Science and French from the University of Sussex and an MBA from Warwick University, both in the UK, as well as a Degree from the Institute of Political Studies, in Aix-En-Provence, France.