Dr. Mrs. Joana Gyan Cudjoe

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Golden Empire Legacy Limited


Dr. Mrs. Joana Gyan Cudjoe is a self-accomplished, successful Ghanaian entrepreneur, known as the only woman exporter of Gold in Ghana, and the largest gold exporter in Ghana licensed by the Minerals Commission of Ghana to Buy & Export Gold globally.

She is the Founder and Group CEO of Global Empire Legacy Holdings Limited with GELL, GELL Financial Services Limited, PTP Creations Fashion House Limited, Joana Gyan Foundation and GEM Multimedia Ghana Limited as subsidiaries of the Group.
While in the process of building the largest gold refinery in the world Dr. Mrs Joana also prides herself in managing over 600 small-scale & large-scale mining concessions across Ghana with an estimated value of about US$120 BN wealth of gold on the ground.
Dr. Joana comes from a royal family whose tradition of mining has contributed immensely in building Golden Empire Legacy Limited into one of the largest international dealers in Gold in Ghana.


Dr. Mrs. Cudjoe started as a small-scale miner and has gradually worked her way up, competing favourably with the men in a rather male-dominated business. She is an inspiration to many women in the artisanal small-scale mining sector in Ghana, Africa and strongly believes in linking mining to the shared global commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including Goal 5, which focuses on gender equality and Goal 8, on decent work and economic growth.


Driven by the love to give back to the society, not forgetting her humble beginnings. She has established the Joana Gyan Foundation to specifically meet the needs of poor, vulnerable and less privileged in Africa.


Dr. Joana has a reliable connection to the world of entertainment. She is the CEO and founder of Gem Multimedia Ghana Limited and has, for the first time together with her team of investors, invested into the creative arts industry, particularly music and brand communications. This investment gave her further impetus to pursue her vision of owning a multimedia company that develops and communicates brands, as well as nurturing, managing and promoting talents to play an influential role in Ghana’s creative arts industry while breaking into the entertainment industry in the world at large.