BIO

 
Summary

British Born Ghanaian and University of Oxford Exec. MBA Graduate, Lorraine describes herself as a C-suite executive, that is a "Chief Side Hustler" [LOL]. For the past 10 years she has held down a full time job as  Digital Project Manager across consulting and financial services whilst pursuing her goals as an Entrepreneur. 

She is personally motivated and interested in community and social investment/development. She is particularly fascinated with the intersection of Christianity, music, community impact, business, finance and technology.  Outside of her day job, entrepreneurial activities and social impact, Lorraine finds time to serve in her church (Trinity Baptist Church) as well as mentor young ladies.

 

Lorraine’s key attributes include public speaking, pitching, stakeholder management and influencing, idea generation, event /project management and relationship management.

With all she does...if you asked Lorraine what she wants to do in the future....she still does not know exactly but knows she wants to do something in line with her God given purpose and leave a lasting impact.

Often when Lorraine is asked what she does for work, she would probably just tell you she is a project manager at a bank. She has never accepted and still struggles to describe herself as an "entrepreneur" even now. Lorraine somewhat feels that term is reserved for those who work for themselves full time. Check out her blog where she will be discussing this very point!

BIO

Lorraine Wright is an award winning Business woman and an Execute MBA Graduate from the University of Oxford, who has and continues to make her mark both in the corporate and music world. Lorraine is a Director at UBS - a Swiss global financial services firm and alongside her day job she is committed to impacting and transforming lives through the power of music which she does through her businesses.

Lorraine is an experienced Project, Program, Business and Event manager with a proven track record of leading large, cross-divisional, geographically dispersed and complex initiatives building and managing relationships with multiple stakeholders. Lorraine is an ideas person and thrives in environments of autonomy and where she has multiple things on the go.

 

Since 2011, Lorraine has been responsible for delivering multiple multi-million pound tech projects for UBS, has spent 3 years working in Switzerland and is currently responsible for the digital platforms which facilitate the bank's social impact work through its Optimus Foundation and Community affairs efforts. Prior to UBS, Lorraine worked for Accenture.

 

Outside of her day job and Lorraine has worked tirelessly for almost a decade Increasing the profile of music, more specifically gospel music, as a creative and expressive art form amongst groups of underrepresented individuals where she has left an indelible mark both in the UK and in Ghana.

 

Lorraine is the founder of University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY) in the UK and more recently, in Ghana. The annual “X factor meets choirs” style televised competition, over the last 9 years, has worked with thousands of students from over 60 UK and 20 Ghanaian universities, airs on ABN TV and airs in Ghana as a reality TV series.

 

The fast growth and scale of the UGCY network of gospel choirs fueled Lorraine to cofound UV Talent, a music talent booking agency, which supplies gospel choirs, backing vocalists, musicians and event professionals to TV shows and commercials, corporate events, weddings, live shows and music recordings. UV Talent's most notable clients include: X factor, The Voice, Britain’s Got Talent, BBC Proms and Mariah Carey. UV Talent booking agency formerly managed international artist Muyiwa.

 

Lorraine is the Head of Sales for a fast growing Ghana based Agriculture Crowdfunding and Crowdfarming platform that enables anyone to farm and generate returns from the comfort of their living room by sponsoring smallholder farmers to farm on their behalf! 

Lorraine is the CEO and Co-Founder of VOCSTA, a University of Oxford spin-out and investor backed music tech Start Up that leverages the power of social networks to expose and fund extraordinary talents.

Lorraine is a qualified beautician (manicures, pedicures, lashes and acrylics) and owns a luxury boutique salon in Accra, Ghana.

Asides from other personal investments and interests, Lorraine is also the UK agent for a Ghanaian property company - Whitewall properties Ghana who have affordable properties available to buy and rent.

 

Lorraine is a passionate advocate for social change through her role as a One Young World Ambassador and all of her endeavors are centered and focused on “leaving no one behind” and providing those with an ability, an opportunity.

 

In recognition of her achievements, Lorraine has been named a Black British Business Award Rising Star, a Ghanaian UK based achievement (GUBA) Community Champion and a Future of Ghana 30 under 30 Pioneer. Lorraine was named a Rising Star in the 2018 Powerlist of UK's most influential people of African or African Caribbean Heritage and was invited to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in February 2018.

Notable Achievements

  • Recognised by The Queen for her contributions to the community through UGCY

  • Listed in the 2018 Powerlist of influential people of African Caribbean Heritage - Rising Star

  • Selected as part of the UK delegation to the US National Prayer breakfast in Washington DC, attended by the US President, members of Congress and the Senate

  • One Young World ambassador – a Global Forum for social change makers and young leaders

  • Named Future of Ghana’s 30 under 30 Pioneer 

  • Winner of the Black British Business Rising Star Award (Financial Services)

  • Winner: GUBA (Ghanaian UK Based Achievement Award) Community Champion

Education
University of Oxford, Said Business School 2018​

​Executive MBA, with Distinction

 

Prince 2
Project Management
Brunel University

BSC Information Systems, 1st Class

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lorraine[@]ugcy.co.uk

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