Mrs Grace Amey-Obeng Chief Executive Officer, FC Group of Companies

Starting with $100 and a dream—a dream of promoting the beauty of African skin that seemed more like wishful thinking at the time—Mrs. Amey-Obeng, against all odds, warred against the popular but dangerous practice of skin bleaching. While many doubted FC Cosmetics’ ability to survive, Mrs. Amey-Obeng grew her retail shop into a conglomerate and one of West Africa’s most successful beauty care businesses. The FC Group of Companies now includes FC Skin and Beauty Clinic, FC Beauty College, FC Cosmetics Industry, FC Perfumery and Cosmetics, Beauty Scope Magazine and SEBS Enterprise. The conglomerate has eight branches in Ghana and exports to Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ivory Coast, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.