Ms. East Africa Specialist
I am a Korean woman who spent 7 years working in Kenya. Worked at a Fortune TOP20 consumer electronics company for 4 years as a product manager managing 7 East African countries, then worked at the biggest E-commerce platform in Africa as a commercial manager. I also started an online shopping mall for women’s clothing from scratch.
Undergrad School: Sunkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. (Top 5 school in Korea)
Undergrad Major: Mass Communication and Journalism
Age: 31, Ethnicity: Asian or Indian
Extracurriculars: Founded a Women Leadership Program in Kenya to grow next generation of female leaders in Africa. Worked with 25 mentors of 10 nationalities and over 100 mentees., Started online shopping mall for women's clothing in Kenya from scratch., Volunteered at New Life Home, a children's home in Kenya for abandoned and HIV infected babies.
Title: Head of Category in Commercial Team
Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 2 mos
Title: Product Manager
Company: Fortune 500
Length of Employment: 4 yrs, 1 mos
Big Life Wins:
Grew monthly business of the category 10x I was in charge of in the first 6months of my most recent job. Running a Women Leadership Program in Kenya and produced over 100 mentees so far. Started my own clothing business in Kenya even though it didn’t turn out well.
Post MBA Goal:
I plan to develop the Leadership program I am running in Kenya now into a proper business model and build an online school across Africa in order to democratize education and grow future leaders in Africa.