Meet Rosy Fynn, Country Director, Mastercard Foundation Nigeria

Rosy Fynn is currently the Ghana and Nigeria Country Director at the Mastercard Foundation, overseeing the delivery of the Foundation’s Young Africa Works strategy to enable upwards of three million young Ghanaian women and men to access dignified and fulfilling work by 2030.

She is a distinguished change leader with a wealth of experience in International Development, Telecommunications, Financial Services, Consulting, and Insurance. She has over a decade’s executive-level experience in transforming organizations across Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean.

Prior to joining the Mastercard Foundation, she was the Chief Executive Officer of BusyInternet. During her time at BusyInternet, Rosy was awarded the Outstanding Telecommunication CEO of the Year at the 2021 Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards.

She has held senior leadership positions in several organizations, including BusyInternet, Bharti Airtel, Surfline Communications and Millicom International Cellular (Tigo).

Mastercard Foundation is guided by its mission to advance education and financial inclusion to catalyze prosperity in developing countries and to support Indigenous youth in Canada. It was created in 2006 by Mastercard International and operates independently under the governance of its own Board of Directors.

Rosy is passionate about unlocking the potential of African youth and women. Earlier in her career, she worked in the consulting and financial services industries in New York with Booz & Company, JP Morgan, and Goldman Sachs. Rosy is passionate about unlocking the potential of African youth and women.

She has served on the advisory board of Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), an organization that provides superior educational and career programs to promising youth and spends a lot of time mentoring students within the SEO organization.

She is an advocate for women in STEM and was recognized as one of the Top 30 women in STEM by the STEM Woman Project. Her role at Mastercard Foundation also sets out an ambitious goal for the next decade through the Young Africa Works strategy. By 2030, the foundation expects to enable 30 million young people in Africa, especially young women, to secure employment they see as dignified and fulfilling.

Using youth employment as a key measure of socio-economic progress, the foundation also aims to help millions of people to find a pathway out of poverty.

Rosy holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA (honors) in Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College, Massachusetts, USA. She is married with three children. In her spare time, Rosy runs (has completed four competitive half marathons), plays basketball, golf, and rides motorbikes.

Source: Mastercard Foundation

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