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Mawuena Trebarh, sister of late Komla Dumor dies

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It is believed that Mawuena Adzo Trebarh, a well-known businesswoman from Ghana and the sister of the late BBC presenter Komla Dumor, has passed away.

It has been announced that she passed away on Thursday, April 11, 2024, following a lengthy illness.

Trebarh, who is renowned for her extraordinary exploits in the public and private spheres, left a legacy of ground-breaking successes and contributions to the corporate environment in Ghana.

Trebarh’s career was characterized by a number of significant achievements, such as being the first female CEO of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) and the first female underground exploration geologist in the Ashanti Region, where the workforce was primarily male.

Trebarh was born in Ghana in April 1971. She attended the University of Jos in Plateau State, Nigeria, to further her studies, and she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Mining. At Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts’ McCallum Graduate School of Business, she pursued an MBA in Management and Strategic Planning.

Throughout her career, Trebarh held prominent roles in a variety of organizations, demonstrating her knowledge and capacity for leadership. She oversaw corporate communications, government and regulatory interactions, legal concerns, and company secretarial tasks while working as the Corporate Services Executive at MTN Ghana. She also oversaw Newmont Ghana Ltd.’s communications initiatives and significantly aided in the development of gold reserves in Ghana and other African nations.

Among the many noteworthy accomplishments during Trebarh’s stint as CEO of the GIPC were promoting foreign direct investment into Ghana and considerably raising the Center’s revenue. She gained a great deal of respect and reputation in the business sector for her strategic vision and commitment to excellence.

Beyond her career, Trebarh was a fervent supporter of female empowerment and equality. She advocated for more female representation in the workforce and changed Ghanaian corporate practices using her platform.

She was 52.

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