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Dr. Esi Ansah is a founding partner and the current CEO of Axis Human Capital Ltd. Since 2008, Esi has managed Axis, growing its client base and establishing it as a respectable partner in the human capital development industry. She serves as the key Corporate Trainer for Axis Clients. Esi also uses Axis as a platform to provide mentoring, career and life coaching to students and young professionals. Esi is a licensed Insights Discovery practitioner who uses the Insights Discovery (personality profile) system in performance, and leadership coaching.
As an Assistant Professor at Ashesi University College Esi teaches classes including Leadership, Negotiation and Human Resource Management in the Business Administration Department. Beyond her love for teaching and facilitating students’ self-discovery journeys, Esi is highly engaged in various initiatives in her academic community leading to several awards from students, including The Most Outstanding Faculty Member and the Most Inspiring Faculty Member.
Dr. Ansah is active in her community and currently serves as the Executive Director of two nonprofit organizations – the Paul A. V. Ansah (PAVA) Memorial Foundation and the Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE), which she co-founded. She has also been part of several initiatives including the founding of the Social Enterprise Hub of West Africa (SEhWA), the CitizenGhana Movement and the Ghana-US Alumni Network. She also serves on a number of boards where she uses her deep insights to help drive sustainable organizational growth.
Esi is a fellow of the Aspen Institute’s Africa Leadership Initiative - West Africa (ALIWA), and was in July 2015 appointed as a member of the West Africa Board. She was honored by the New York-based The Network Journal (TNJ) as one of the journal’s “Forty under Forty” African Achievers in 2010. In March 2012, she was awarded the Five Star Mentor award by Waves International in recognition of her work in youth development. She serves as a speaker for Legacy and Legacy’s Springboard Virtual University and Roadshow and also is a public speaker on topics including leadership, career planning, youth development, social entrepreneurship and education.
Esi’s academic and professional/career interests include Service Delivery Systems, Service Quality, Human Capital Development, Social Entrepreneurship and Public Sector Reform. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology, International Affairs and French from the Florida State University, graduating with three Bachelor’s degrees in three years cum laude (with honors). She also holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a Master of Science degree in Public Service Management from DePaul University in Chicago. She holds a PhD in Public Administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey.