Marcia Ashong

Founder and Executive Director of TheBoardroom Africa

Marcia Ashong, Founder and Executive Director of TheBoardroom Africa Marcia Ashong is Founder and Executive Director of TheBoardroom Africa, which promotes exceptional female talent to boards across the continent. A lawyer by training and former oil and gas industry executive, Ms. Ashong has worked across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. She has previously consulted on a World Bank-led project and the Norwegian Oil for Development Program on developments in the extractive industry. In 2010, she founded the Ghana Oil Club (GOC), the leading professional organisation for Ghana's burgeoning oil and gas sector. She is passionate about natural resource policy as well as advancing gender equality and championing women in leadership. Ms. Ashong holds a Master of Laws degree in Energy Law & Policy, from the Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee; a law degree from the University of Exeter, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Minnesota, United States. Ms. Ashong is a 2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow and was recently named one of Ghana's 20 under 40 business leaders.