Kosmos Energy, Ltd., has established a merit-based scholarship at the Yale School of Management to support students from Africa entering the school’s Master of Advanced Management program, with a preference given to students from Ghana.
Now in its second year, the Master of Advancement Management (MAM) program brings post-MBA graduates to Yale for an additional year of study. Students are selected from member schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a consortium of 25 leading business schools around the world convened by Yale SOM in 2012.
The scholarship will help further broaden the global diversity of the MAM program and develop a pipeline of talent from Ghana. “In the first year of the MAM program, we saw qualified applicants from Ghana who didn’t have the resources to attend,” said David Bach, senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs at Yale SOM. “With the help of the Kosmos Energy Scholarship, and through our Global Network relationship with University of Ghana Business School, we can establish a steady stream of top MBA graduates to come to Yale for one year, and to then return to Ghana to lead ventures there or in the region with the skills and links they have developed.”
Yvonne Paintsil MAM ’14 has been named the first Kosmos Energy Scholar. After earning her first master’s degree in food science and technology from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Paintsil worked for the German Development Corporation (GIZ) in Ghana, helping food businesses improve their ability to compete in local markets and open international channels. She then earned her MBA from the University of Ghana Business School and became an entrepreneur, starting a business to provide effective and hygienic food packaging to businesses in Ghana.
“The Master of Advanced Management was a great opportunity, because I wanted to globalize my MBA and gain broader perspectives on the challenges facing business and society,” said Paintsil.
Read a profile of Yvonne Paintsil.
“With investments in scholarships and other programs, Kosmos aims to bring lasting benefits to the communities where we operate. We are pleased to support students from Ghana as they work to further their education,” said Reg Manhas, Kosmos Energy’s senior vice president of external affairs. “By helping to foster Ms. Paintsil’s continued education and entrepreneurship, we are investing in Ghana’s future.”
The MAM Class of 2014 includes 38 students from 21 countries and 14 schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management.
About the Yale School of Management
The Yale School of Management attracts broad-minded, intellectually curious students and faculty. An integrated curriculum, close ties to Yale University, and an active connection to the Global Network for Advanced Management ensure that Yale MBAs not only acquire crucial technical skills but also develop a genuine understanding of an increasingly complex global context. Yale MBAs assimilate information and ideas from multiple sources, functional areas, and points of view to lead effectively in all regions and sectors. Yale SOM offers a full-time MBA program, as well as an MBA for Executives, Master of Advanced Management, and PhD. For more information, visit som.yale.edu.
About Kosmos Energy
Kosmos Energy is a leading independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on frontier and emerging areas along the Atlantic Margin. The Company’s asset portfolio includes existing production and other major development projects offshore Ghana, as well as exploration licenses with significant hydrocarbon potential offshore Ireland, Mauritania, Morocco (including Western Sahara), and Suriname. As an ethical and transparent company, Kosmos is committed to doing things the right way. The Company’s Business Principles articulate our commitment to transparency, ethics, human rights, safety, and the environment. Read more about this commitment in the Kosmos 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report. Kosmos is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and is traded under the ticker symbol KOS. For additional information, visit www.kosmosenergy.com.