Seyram Mawuenyega features on New York Times Square giant screen


A young Ghanaian final year student of Brown University pursuing Business Economics as a major, Seyram Mawuenyega, has been celebrated on the New York Times Square giant screen as one of Morgan Stanley’s 2023 summer analysts with the wealth management division.

The Morgan Stanley Summer Analyst programme is incredibly competitive. Of the thousands of applications received from around the world, only two percent are offered a place after an extremely rigorous selection process. Definitely, this is no mean feat.

He is among over 1,000 analysts and associates in North America as part of Morgan Stanley’s intern class of 2023.

It will be recalled that in 2013 an 11-year-old boy made headlines when he penned an open letter to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) president – Kwasi Nyantekyi at the time.

The letter was published by the Spectator newspaper and many websites, and was so impressive that it attracted a lot of attention and sparked debate among many Ghanaians that no 11-year-old child could have written a letter so intelligently and so eloquently.

Well, Seyram’s academic achievements since then should silence his critics.

Seyram Mawuenyega who at the time of writing the letter was a student of Ghana International School, went on to complete his high school education at SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College where he continued to perform brilliantly.

He was the Comportment Prefect of his school and graduated top of his class, and won many awards and prizes.

Thanks to his outstanding academic achievements, in 2020 Seyram Mawuenyega gained admission to the prestigious Brown University – an Ivy League school in the USA that has an acceptance rate of about 5.5 percent on a full scholarship – and is now in his final year.

Recently, a picture of the phenomenal young man was sighted on a giant billboard at Times Square, New York City – where he’s being celebrated as one of Morgan Stanley’s 2023 Summer Analysts with the Wealth Management division. Bravo Seyram!

Seyram has made his family and all Ghanaians very proud to see another son of the soil excel and soar in an international space.

It goes without saying that Seyram is from an impressive pedigree. He is the son of the late Steve Mawuenyega, former vice-chairman of Accra Hearts of Oak Football Club and former Honorary Consul of Serbia to Ghana, who sadly passed away in 2021, and the astute and glamorous former beauty queen and lawyer Princess Penelope Jones-Mensah. He’s the second of three children and has two sisters, Xolasie and Chloe Elinam, who are also high achievers.

He’s a grandson of the late Justice rtd. Emmanuel Kofi Jones-Mensah – a child-prodigy himself who became attorney-general of Cameroon at the tender age of 28; and later became a justice of the superior courts of judicature in Ghana and Chief Justice of the Gambia at the same time. The apple, they say, doesn’t fall too far from the tree.

Ghanaians send hearty congratulations to Seyram and his entire family on his extraordinary accomplishments as they excitedly watch his future unfold. May his dreams continue to flourish, and may he achieve even greater heights in all his future endeavours.

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