Portrait of Ama Afrifa-Kyei

Ama Afrifa-kyei

Trustee

Ama has over 10 years’ professional experience within diversity and inclusion, employee engagement and wellbeing (of which 2 years covers CSR experience). She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and has in-depth knowledge of workplace culture, talent, inclusion & engagement and health & wellbeing.

She is currently the Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Culture Trip.

Ama has worked for a variety of organisations in diverse industries within the private sector. She previously worked as the Employee Experience & Inclusion Lead at Cognizant. Prior to that she was Global LifeWorks & Inclusion Manager at Discovery Communications where she led the agenda for a balanced, flexible and healthy work environment in partnership with the Head of the International Division – focusing on establishing a culture of inclusion primarily for the UK and Nordic offices.

Her prior positions include providing expertise to the International Talent Executive and Head of D&I and Learning Solutions for EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (as a VP diversity manager) supporting, implementing and advising on several D&I talent priorities and promoting the Bank’s regional diversity agenda in EMEA.

Prior to working at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ama worked as a manager at Deloitte LLP, advising the Head of HR Client Services and the firm’s business service lines on how to incorporate diversity and inclusion into the firm-wide talent strategy – ensuring that they were inclusive in their approach. She was also the network leader for the firm’s Multicultural Diversity Network (MCN) and was awarded a Deloitte Leader in Society award for leading the Network. Prior to working at Deloitte, she worked at DLA Piper UK LLP coordinating the firm’s volunteering and education programmes and managed their ‘charity of the year’ partnership.

Ama has an LLB in Law and a MA in Public Relations and Public Communications.

In addition to her role as a trustee for Artswork, Ama is a governor for the Boxing Academy as well as the Mentoring & Development Chair on the Board of Directors for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT UK). She is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce.

Ama’s interests includes travelling, fitness, outdoors activities, theatre and movies, and interior design. She is an avid foodie and loves spending time with family and friends.

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