Background

Freddy Coleman is the Founder and Managing-Director of GhanaMade, a cultural digital media company with a footprint in New York, London, and Accra. In addition, Freddy is a first-generation Ghanaian-American financial services professional in the New York City metropolitan area working for EY, one of the largest professional services firms in the world. He takes great pride in creating success stories utilizing his skills to create meaningful value for his clients.

Freddy serves on Lehigh University’s Young Alumni Council and BALANCE Alumni groups. He is also a member of the National Society of Black Engineers and the National Association of Black Accountants. His sustainability work includes promoting and supporting black higher education, with a focus on the African community in the US and students from his ancestral country of Ghana.

He graduated cum laude with a masters in engineering and a bachelors in business from Lehigh University.

Experience

  • Dec 2016 - Present

    Founder & Managing-Director

    GhanaMade | New York, NY

    GhanaMade is a digital media company established to amplify Ghanaian and African culture, music, and society. Founded in 2016 to celebrate and connect Ghanaians at home and abroad, we have shown the vibrant culture of Ghana beyond the nation’s borders. We started our mission in response to filling the gap where Ghanaians in the diaspora are in search of a digital means of connecting back to the Homeland.

  • Jul 2019 - Present

    Technology Consultant

    EY - Financial Services Organisation | New York, NY

    Working with EY’s Financial Services Organisation in their emerging technologies, payments, and data & analytics areas.

  • Jul 2018 - May 2019

    Graduate Admissions Fellow

    Lehigh University | Bethlehem, PA

    Have the opportunity to connect students with their academic passions at the University. Coordinate the VIEW visitation program, which encompasses over 500 students each academic semester. Conduct interviews with student applicants to the University in-person and online for their admissions application. Assist with workshops and events such as Legacy days, Diversity Life Weekend, Diversity Achievers Program, and several information sessions throughout the academic year.


Education

  • 2022

    Hult International Business School

    Master of Business Administration, Technology

    The EY Tech MBA builds on EY Badges, through which EY professionals earn digital credentials in future-focused skills by learning and applying their learning in practice. To earn the EY Tech MBA by Hult, people must complete 16 badges spanning technology, leadership and business topics as well as three pillar papers and a final capstone project. The total commitment is more than 300 hours. Through its innovative virtual learning model, the MBA allows EY professionals to develop the technology, leadership and business skills they need from anywhere in the world, in a way that truly suits them.

  • 2019

    Lehigh University - P.C. Rossing College of Engineering and Applied Science

    Master of Engineering, Technical Entrepreneurship

    Lehigh's one-year, 30-credit professional master's program in Technical Entrepreneurship helps student entrepreneurs create, refine, and commercialize intellectual property through the licensing or launching of a new business. Students in the program learn by experiencing the idea-to-venture process in an educational environment that's hard-wired to support the development of novel, innovative, and commercially viable technologies.

  • 2017

    Lehigh University - College of Business and Economics

    Bachelor of Science in Business and Economics, Business Information Systems

    Majored in Business Information Systems and minored in Engineering and Africana Studies. Held high-profile leadership roles such as President of the Class, Assistant Treasure of the Student Senate, and International Finance Chair of the National Society of Black Engineers. Developed a research project which spanned work efforts in two countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.