Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee
Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee
Rev. Dr. Joyce Rosalind Aryee is the Executive Director of Salt & Light Ministries, a Christian para-church organization that motivates and encourages Christians to be the best that God has created them to be.
A Management & Communication Consultant, she serves on the boards of diverse organisations including the College of Education – University of Ghana, The Roman Ridge School, DataBank ArkFund, Newmont Ghana Gold Limited and Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, Global Media Alliance, among and many others. She is the Pro–Chancellor of Central University. Rev. Dr. Aryee is also a Senior Mentor of the Africa Leadership Initiative (ALI), and the Moremi Initiative for Women in Leadership for African Development (MILEAD), both mentorship institutions for young Africans. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Relations, Ghana, a Fellow-Ghana Institute of Management, an Honorary Fellow of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Supply Chain Management.
In recognition of her immense contributions to the growth of the mining industry, the University of Mines & Technology (UMaT) conferred a Doctor of letters degree (Honoris Causa) on Ms. Aryee in July 2009.
She has also received many prestigious awards including Ghana’s second highest national award, the Companion of the Order of the Volta in 2006, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Ghana’s (CIMG) “Marketing Woman of the Year” for 2007 and the African Leadership on Centre for Economic Development’s “African Female Business Leader of the Year” for 2009. She received the Inspirational Woman Award at the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) Awards 2015 for creating change, paving the way for women as well as being the first female to head an African Chamber of Mines and was named the Public Relations Personality of the Year 2014. Dr. Aryee was adjudged 9th out of 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining 2016.
Central University conferred a Doctor of Communication Arts degree (Honoris Causa) (May 2021) on Dr. Aryee. His Royal Majesty Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, Life Patron of the Millennium Excellence Foundation, conferred upon Rev. Dr. Joyce Aryee, the “Millennium Prize for Leadership and Contribution to National Development” in recognition of her meritorious work in the areas of Motivation and Outstanding Clergy Policies in Ghana (July 2021). She was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Ghana CEO Awards.
Rev. Dr. Aryee is the former Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Mines where she served for ten years. She is also the first woman to head an African Chamber of Mines. Rev. Dr. Aryee has dedicated well over forty years service to the public and private sectors in Ghana.
She is the Executive Chairman of Harmonious Chorale and an avid promoter of Ghanaian sacred classical and choral compositions. She is a member of the Beach Chapter of Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International and a preacher and teacher of the word of God.