Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh has over 15 years experience with a stellar career in the corporate environment in Ghana. She has been recognized through a number of national awards for having established benchmarks for excellence in corporate affairs, investor relations management, stakeholder and reputation management in critical sectors of the economy specifically mining and telecommunications. Mawuena holds a B.Sc. in Geology & Mining from the University of Jos, Nigeria and an MBA in Strategic Planning and New Business from Bentley College's McCallum Graduate School of Business, in Massachusetts, USA.
Mawuena worked with Ashanti Goldfields Company Ltd, Ghana in varying capacities. She was their first female underground exploration geologist amidst a 10,000 strong male-workforce mine-site in the Ashanti Region. She was then invited to the Resource Evaluation Department, where she assisted in the generation of three-dimensional computer models of gold deposits in Ghana, Guinea, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Burkina Faso. Just prior to pursuing her Master's degree, Mawuena was Ashanti's Investor Relations Officer. In 2003 she became responsible for communications for Newmont's first mine projects in Africa in the West African nation of Ghana managing key aspects of the project with a total investment of over USD $1 billion USD.
2007 – 2012 saw Mawuena take on the role at Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN) in Ghana as the Corporate Services Executive. She had oversight responsibility for corporate communications, government and regulatory relations, the MTN Ghana Foundation, legal and company secretarial duties covering all aspects of reputation management as corporate spokesperson for the company. Again the investments of MTN that she supported to generate goodwill and success of the brand are estimated at well over $USD 1 billion USD.
In late 2012, Mawuena became Founder and Chief Business Strategist of Inspire Africa Consult Ltd a business strategy-consulting firm. In February 2013 she was appointed by H.E. President John Mahama as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre reporting directly into the Office of the President.
Mrs. Trebarh has been recognized both nationally and internationally for excellence in reputation management. She is a recipient of a national award for commitment to youth development.