Ms. Kwao-Simmonds is a qualified chemist with a post graduate degree in Organic Chemistry (M.Sc); University of North London, UK. She is also an Educationist with a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE); Goldsmith’s College, University of London, A member of the Royal Institute of Chemistry. UK, and a member of the Association of British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI). Ms. Kwao-Simmonds, is a trained Organic chemist with over twenty five years experience in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry.
She has worked with major international pharmaceutical companies in Europe (Ciba-Geigy now Norvatis, Wellcome Research Labs now Glaxo Smithkleine and Zeneca, UK now AstraZeneca). She was also the General Manager for Zeneca in East Africa (AstraZeneca). As an Educationist, Ms. Kwao-Simmonds taught Chemistry and lectured pre-medical students seeking entry to United States Medical schools and prepared students for ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level examinations under employment by the London Borough of Sutton in Surrey.
Ms. Kwao-Simmonds has been involved in private industry where she served as Managing Director of her own consultancy company that specializes in general management, pharmaceuticals and health. Currently, Ms. Kwao-Simmonds is the Managing Director of GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited, a member of The Board of Directors of Merchant Bank, and a Council member of The University of Professional Studies, Legon.