Full Name
Job Title
Executive Director
Ghana Climate Innovation Centre
Speaker Bio
RUKA SANUSI is a highly accomplished management consultant with 25 years of international consulting experience in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. Her career to date has been built around her abilities to both provide advice on matters of business strategy, operations and transformation, and organizing resources and facilities to implement recommendations – she has strategic and operational ability. A discerning professional, Ruka has provided leadership on various private sector transformation and public sector reform projects, as well as large, complex change management programs. She conveys a deep knowledge of matters pertinent to business and organisational strategy and operations, value creation, and transformation. Ruka is currently the Executive Director of the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre (GCIC). GCIC is a pioneering national green economy business incubator providing business incubation and accelerating services to enterprises in the green economy. The GCIC’s work is at the nexus of climate change, private enterprise, economic development and ecological prosperity - and at the heart of business activity and sustainable development. The Centre proffers a different approach to business and organisational leadership, commercial activity, a different premise in innovation – a premise which pays attention to enterprise agility, prioritizes climate-smart innovation, ethical leadership, circularity, climate change adaptation and climate change mitigation. Ruka is also the Founder and Principal of Alldens Lane, a boutique business strategy consulting firm focused on providing executive coaching and business advisory services to women-owned and women-led businesses across Africa. Through Alldens Lane, female CEOS and entrepreneurs are supported with business direction, balanced support and thought-provoking business performance and growth analytics, from which they can grow and transform their businesses – and their lives. Before founding Alldens Lane, Ruka worked with PwC Ghana and PwC Nigeria, where led the Strategy and Operations advisory unit, and set up the Sustainability and Climate Change advisory unit, advising MNCs, local and regional corporations, as well as Government and public sector clients in Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Ruka has advised governments, public sector organisations and private corporations on international projects and assignments in 16 sub-Saharan African countries, and has lived in the UK, Tanzania, Nigeria, and Ghana.