Nana Serwah Kankam
Founder and CEO
5th + Quansah
Nana Serwah Kankam is passionate about brands, sub-Saharan African consumers, and where the two intersect. Originally from Ghana, she is the founder of 5th + Quansah(www.5thandquansah.com), an upscale apparel and accessories e-commerce site focused on the Nigerian market, and also consults with companies across the globe.
Past brand and retail-focused projects include market research and product launch engagements with African-focused textile companies Da Viva and Vlisco, international expansion framework development and go-to-market strategies for flash sale e-commerce site Gilt Groupe, helping the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) members monetize "Fashion's Night Out", and aiding indie brand Boxing Kitten's sourcing and partnerships across Africa.
Nana has worked in the buying offices of Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue, and has done business development for Chanel.She holds a B.A. in communication from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School.