Business Consultant, Kate Nkansa- Dwamena, is amongst the wide number of well travelled Ghanaians who continue to project and represent the Ghana brand every single opportunity they get.

Miss Nkansa-Dwamena was born in Ghana in 1984 and moved to South Africa at the age of four. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Business Finance from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.

Whilst living in South Africa, she was the Change Manager for one of South Africa’s largest retail companies, Makro, which is now part of the Walmart group (MassMart).

She also worked with Absa Bank. She spent some time in South Korea teaching the English language.

Kate moved back to Ghana three years ago joining the credit department of the state owned bank, National Investment Bank (NIB).

She resigned to start her own company Zhest Consult which provides entrepreneurial training for SME’s in Ghana, offering training for companies who wish to train their employee.

Zhest Consult also creates tailor made training materials, to solve the unique challenges SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises) in Ghana face

“When I moved to Ghana 3 years ago I knew my return was motivated by my desire to contribute to the national development of my country,” Kate says of her decision to start her company.

“I believe that the aggregate of all your past experiences from your relationships, education and work experience should bring you to a point in your life where you wish to help impact and improve the lives of those around you.”


Kate is motivated by the many Ghanaian youth who are constantly pushing for change in their core business areas even in the face of minimal structural support.

By: Gameli Hamelo/

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