She is the first Ghanaian woman computer programmer having been trained by IBM at the Physics Department of the University of Ghana and the IBM Training Institute in the United Kingdom. After her return she worked at the Volta River Authority (VRA) in 1970 and set up the Computer department of the institution and designed their pay roll. Prior to that, she had worked at the then Ministry of Industries in the 60s.
Having worked as a Systems Consultant with the West African Data Services Bureau, she is a past president of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) as well as a past president of the Governing Council of the Private Enterprise Foundation. She currently chairs the Steering Committee of Business Support Advocacy Challenge Fund (BUSAC).
Her company Camelot which is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange, offers world-class document design and security print solutions on the West African market having expanded its footprints in other African countries.
A pioneer in this industry in Ghana, Camelot Ghana Limited was incorporated on February 8, 1977 under the Companies Code, 1963 (Act 179). It commenced operations in November, 1980.
Mrs Villars has received several honors for her service and immense contribution including Marketing Woman of the Year 1998 by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana, Millennium Excellence Award 2000, Best Entrepreneur Award by IFC of World Bank 1999 and the Order of the Volta - Companion Division by the State amongst others.
Congratulations to Mrs. Elizabeth Joyce Villars on all her achievements.
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