Adwoa Coleman is the Sustainability & Advocacy Manager for Dow’s Packaging and Specialty Plastics (P&SP) Business in Africa. In this role, she is responsible for developing and implementing the P&SP Sustainability strategy for Africa in alignment with the business plan and global sustainability strategy. Working to develop and implement innovative waste management programs to improve plastic waste collection and recycling in Africa. She works closely with global teams to promote a circular economy for plastics and influence industry programs to grow and promote the plastics industry and benefits of plastic packaging. She has notably been involved in the formation of the Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) and currently manages multiple projects across the continent aimed at ending plastic pollution in the environment.
Prior to this role, she was the Product Safety & Compliance Specialist for Dow in West Africa and in the past has held positions in previous jobs as a validation engineer for liquids and lyophilized vaccines at Merck in West Point, Pennsylvania and as a Production Engineering technician at Johnson Matthey Pharmaceuticals also in Pennsylvania.
Adwoa holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She speaks English (Fluent), Portuguese (Intermediate) & French (basic). She is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.