Lucy Quist

Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, Author of ‘The Bold New Normal’

Lucy Quist is a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley and the author of the book, ‘The Bold New Normal’. She is the Global Head of Firm Resilience and the Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer for Technology, Operations and Firm Resilience. She is a thought leader and the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company as the former CEO of Airtel Ghana. She is a co-founder of the Executive Women Network. She served as the Vice President of FIFA’s normalisation committee in Ghana. She is a member of the boards of INSEAD and Mercy Ships.

Lucy is a chartered electrical and electronic engineer with a first-class honours degree from the University of East London. She is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (UK) and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France. She has decades of corporate experience with blue chip companies starting at Ford Motor Company. She has held senior leadership positions at Millicom, Vodafone and Airtel. Her career spans manufacturing, telecommunications, banking and automotive industries in Europe and Africa. She is a passionate advocate who believes in harnessing STEM to advance development around the world by ensuring greater participation by young people. 
She is a recipient of multiple honours for her exceptional strategic insights, delivery of transformative business results and dedication to growing people within her organisations. Notable among these are CIMG Marketing Woman of the year, Telecom CEO of the Year, CSR CEO of the year and the Corporate Leadership Award. She is an accomplished international speaker. 
She has been on platforms such as TEDxEUSTON, GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, INSEAD, Columbia Business School and McGill University. 
In 2016 she was featured on the BBC’s Power Women series as one of the top business women driving transformational change in Africa. Lucy has previously served as President of AIMS Ghana and board chair of Petra (Pension) Trust. To learn more visit