Director of Business and Finance
A Solid Foundation
Life hasn’t always been easy for Lincoln’s Director of Business and Finance, Emmanuel Asiedu-Appiah. Growing up in Accra he had to chart his own path, sometimes joining the ranks of Accra street-sellers just to make a little money. But, when he got a chance at a university education, he took full advantage of it. After receiving an MBA from a university in Korea, he came back to Ghana and built a successful career in banking, finance, and export that took him to cities around the globe.
Now, he brings long years of business expertise to bear on the task of making sure that Lincoln has a solid financial and physical foundation. He enjoys his morning walks around the LCS campus, checking that school security and facilities are in order.
Emmanuel is proud of the behind-the-scenes role he plays in making Lincoln a great place to learn. He knows that if classrooms went without electricity, or if teachers worried about being paid on time, then education would suffer.
When he was a student, the obstacles between him and a good education were high, and he doesn’t wish such struggles on anyone. “It has been the grace of God that has transformed me to where I am today,” Emmanuel says. And he is passing that grace on to others, not only at Lincoln, but also in his role as a lay pastor for a local church.
Experiences with Lincoln’s diverse community have taught him a thing or two. “I have learned how to operate in the multicultural environment at LCS,” he says, “which has really helped me when I travel and give leadership trainings for churches, because then I meet a lot of people from different environments.”
He sums up the school simply: “Lincoln offers the best,” he says. And with Emmanuel keeping an eye on the school’s solid foundation, that won’t be changing any time soon.
Proud of LCS: for having a sound financial footing and offering a high standard of school facilities
Likes to address challenges: with a smile and a listening ear
Connection to the classroom: helps teachers with economics-related activities like judging a debate on investment decisions