Emi-Beth graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Cum Laude) in Business Administration from Ashesi University. While at Ashesi she started a campus coffee shop that became a popular hangout for students. After graduation Emi-Beth ran the cafe successfully for two years, while working full time with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and obtaining her Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) qualification.
In six years at PwC, Emi-Beth rose rapidly up the corporate ladder in Ghana and Kenya. In 2015 she took the bold decision to delve into the world of coffee and entrepreneurship by founding Kawa Moka. Kawa Moka is a social enterprise coffee company founded on a rebellious idea – to put Ghana coffee on the map by working with predominantly women coffee farmers to produce high quality Arabusta green coffee beans from Ghana and to add value at source by roasting and packaging Ghana coffee for wholesale, retail and export. Her work gives smallholder farmers in Ghana access to a global market and improves their livelihoods.
Emi-Beth has been recognized as a young leader. She is the immediate past Curator for the Ho Hub of the Global Shapers Community, a youth initiative of the World Economic Forum. She is also a LEAD Scholar and member of the Leadership Council of the Coffee Roasters Guild of the Specialty Coffee Association, the leading global organization of coffee specialists. She is a winner of the prestigious Ghana Presidential Pitch Competition, a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur and winner of the Ghana Startup Cup 2015.
Emi-Beth also holds a certificate from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Women in Entrepreneurship and Leadership in Africa (“WELA”) and a certificate for the successful completion of long distance business accelerator course from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Emi-Beth is married with two children. In her spare time she enjoys reading, outdoor activities including hiking, white water rafting and skydiving.