The managing partner of Africa Legal Associates, Nana Adjoa Hackman, has been presented with an award by Imperial College Business School in partnership with the 30% Club – an Inspiring Women Executive MBA scholarship.
The 30% Club is a global campaign, led by chairs and chief executive officers of top companies in the world, taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels to 30% and beyond.
With this award, Nana Adjoa Hackman, who is pursuing an Executive MBA at Imperial College, London, will represent the school as an ambassador for women in leadership positions.
She will also support the recruitment of high-calibre candidates for future years in different ways, including attending recruitment events, being featured in promotional materials and contributing to social media activity.
The Executive MBA scholarship was awarded to Ms Hackman in recognition of the strength of her application and interview performance.
Already the holder of an LLM in petroleum law and policy (with distinction) from the University of Dundee, obtained in 2009, she will start her Executive MBA course this February. It will provide her with a thorough knowledge of all the essential business disciplines, as well as opportunities to specialise in areas that will directly boost her role as managing partner of ALA, one of Ghana’s top corporate law firms.
Nana Adjoa Hackman is one of Ghana’s leading female entrepreneurs. Over the past 18 years, she has established and helped run businesses in real estate and the mass media.
She co-founded ALA in 2015. Before her current role, she was the company secretary and head of the legal department at United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd.
Ms Hackman is a member of the board of Asaase Broadcasting Company Ltd, which owns Asaase Radio in Accra and Kumasi. She is also a director of GAB Productions Ltd, which owns the daily newspaper The Statesman.
She further served as a director on the eighth board of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation.
She will play a particular role in initiatives to encourage women’s participation in MBA education and to champion gender parity within Imperial College and beyond.
Under the leadership of its global chair, Ann Cairns, the campaign of the 30% Club continues to expand its international footprint with a presence in multiple countries and regions around the world.