Yasmin’s passion for West Africa is fuelled by her Ghanaian roots, as well as the energy of the people and variety of business opportunities she experienced while living in the region.
After working with the German International Development Corporation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to grow West Africa’s cashew industry, Yasmin spent three years as a consultant at McKinsey & Company focusing on projects in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses on a leading Ghanaian family business and its history since the 1960s. Her aim was to understand how different national policy contexts affected large family businesses in the poultry sector over a time span of 50 years.
While in Oxford, Yasmin is excited to learn from the diversity of backgrounds and life experiences of her fellow classmates and professors. In the first year of her programme, she served as a chair of the student-led Oxford Africa Conference 2015, which hosted the President of Ghana and 450 attendees in Oxford for a two-day event.
Yasmin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Business Law from European Business School, International University Schloss Reichartshausen. In the first year of her Oxford 1+1 MBA programme, she studied the MSc in African Studies with the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.