Peace Hyde has been announced as the brand ambassador for Mara Mentor, an online community that enables ambitious entrepreneurs to connect with experienced and inspiring business leaders and online resources.
The product was officially launched in Ghana by Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama and Founder, Ugandan multi-millionaire tycoon Ashish J. Thakkar at the flagstaff house in May this year.
The beautiful and talented TV Personality and MC, whose previous career spanned 7 years within the challenging education sector in the UK where she progressed rapidly from a Chemistry, Physics and Biology teacher to the ranks of senior management, commented “ I am very thrilled indeed about this partnership with Mara Mentor. I am extremely passionate about education and empowering young people to achieve their true potential no matter what it may be and that is exactly what Mara mentor offers. Every one at some point in their lives will need guidance from experienced and competent individuals and through Mara Mentor, young, budding entrepreneurs will be able to get direct access to some of the most successful minds across all the different sectors in business.”
Speaking at the launch, President Mahama said that Mara Mentor would spark an entrepreneurship culture among the country’s youth. He urged Ghana’s young entrepreneurs to take advantage of the experience of the successful entrepreneurs and build successful, world-class business concerns.
Mara Mentor is a project of the Mara Foundation, a social enterprise that encourages and supports young entrepreneurs in Africa. Mara Mentor, which is deployed on web and mobile platforms, links upstart African entrepreneurs with successful and established African business leaders for advice and mentorship, and is designed to enable entrepreneurs to build their networks and access the guidance that they need at the early stages of their business development. With the launch in Ghana, young Ghanaian entrepreneurs will now be able to access the Mara Mentor App for free via a smart phone app and website.
Ashish J. Thakkar, 33, famously started trading computers at the age of 15 and parlayed that small trading operation into the Mara Group, a Pan-African conglomerate with interests in outsourcing, real estate, financial services and agriculture. He recently partnered with Bob Diamond, Barclays Bank’s former CEO, to launch Atlas Mara Co-Nvest, an investment company that has been acquiring significant stakes in a number of commercial banking institutions across Africa.
Peace Hyde advised, “ I was in the same position as a lot of young people out there about a year ago where I chose to take a leap of faith and embark on this new direction and journey in my life in the quest to find my full potential and from first-hand experience, I can tell you that fear of failure can be a real obstacle to a lot of young people out there. The story of Ashish is one that is very inspirational and it shows that with the right attitude and hardwork you can achieve anything you put your mind to. I urge every person, whether male or female, who is passionate about business to download the app and get connected. It offers everything you need to make your dreams a reality.”
For more information about Mara Mentor, visit mentor.mara.com and get started.