“As the only child of my parents, I was given all the necessary attention and support when growing up as a child in Italy in Rome”, General Manager of GN Electronics, Marisa Susan Fee who is our personality on Weekend Today recounted.
Born to a German mother and an American father who both lived in Germany, the parents moved to settle in Italy when Marisa was only two weeks old. They lived in a town called Porto S. Stefano in the Tuseny region in Italy. Did the change of location affect Baby Marisa in anyway? “Not really”, she admitted during a chat with her a few weeks ago in her office.
She started her basic education in Italy but later moved to continue her studies in the United States of America (USA). Marisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree with honours in Business Management and German, and minors in French and Economics from the Pennsylvania State University in USA. She also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the New York University.
Throughout her working career, Ms. Fee has had a passion for startups. While working for United Technologies (UTX), a top 50 US company, most of her roles were in new organisations or dealing with the creation of new processes.
Currently in her thirties, Marisa’s career began in logistics. She was responsible for the shipment of jet engines across the globe while also developing an SAP module for the tracking of material movement. She then worked as the Airport Implementation Manager for EcoPower Engine Service Washing Services to establish service centres in airports in the US and other countries outside the US.
Ms. Fee also while in the US assumed several positions of increasing responsibility during the formation of an organisation responsible for the transfer of major production lines to new international manufactures.
Prior to joining Groupe Nduom, a multinational conglomerate, Ms. Fee concluded operational execution plan of her organisation to set up suppliers in Turkey, a plan which was to reach almost $2 billion worth of products in Turkey over a period of 15 years.
According to her, it was part of the industrialisation plan related to a multi billion-dollar contract which was signed shortly before she moved to Ghana.
Sharing her move to Ghana and her particular passion for Africa, Ms. Fee recounted pleasant memories from some trips she made in 2007 to Ethiopia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Liberia, Mozambique and Togo. Such fond memories made her move to Ghana very easy and smooth.
She currently works for Groupe Nduom as the General Manager for GN Electronics, a member of Groupe Nduom. GN Electronics is a manufacturing company based in Elmina in the Central Region of Ghana. Prior to her appointment as GM for GN Electronics, she was the head of GN Projects team under Groupe Nduom and managed projects at different complexity levels with the Group.
She is a proud mother of two adorable children and has set up her family home in Accra. She is gifted with four major languages and speaks fluent French, Italia, German and English. Hopefully, she will soon be adding on at least one major Ghanaian language.
She spends her free time with the family.