- A Ghanaian technology executive, Valentina Mintah, has become the first black female executive member of the International Chamber of Commerce
- Since its establishment 100 years ago, the ICC has never had a black lady serve in that capacity
- Mintah is serving along with six colleagues who hail from Qatar, Italy, Japan, China, Indonesia and Spain
Valentina Mintah, a Ghanaian technology executive, has been elected as an executive member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).
According to Graphic.com.gh, this is the first time a black female is taking the highly-coveted role since its inception 100 years ago.
The seven-member Executive Board was announced at the 2020 meeting of the ICC World Council and becomes the most diverse board in its history.
Valentina, the high-achieving Ghanaian lady is the only African on the team as she is serving along with six colleagues who hail from Qatar, Italy, Japan, China, Indonesia and Spain.
She would be responsible for developing and implementing ICC’s strategy, policy and programme of action, and for overseeing the financial affairs of the organisation.
She is the founder and former chief executive of West Blue Consulting, an ICT organisation, and was a senior solutions specialist at Crown Agents in the UK.
Valentina is also a founding member of the African Performance Institute, an organisation that promotes the advancement of e-commerce and e-government in Africa.
In other news, Steven Udotong is a 16-year-old Nigerian who is on his way to becoming the first black student to build a nuclear energy fusor.
The teenager, who is a high school junior in Southern New Jersey, United States, hopes to inspire a cleaner and more environmentally-friendly future for all through his invention.
A fusor is a device that uses an electric field to heat ions to nuclear fusion conditions.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a woman identified on Twitter as @SaziMba took to the social media platform to gush about her achievements and to inspire people on the microblogging site.
In 2016, @SaziMba graduated with a degree. She has since bought a car and her very own home.
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