pearl Naheema

Pearl Naheema Hanson

Position: CEO of Sahara Solace
Company: AA Food and Beverages
Categories: Manufacturing, Personal Profile

Pearl Naheema Hanson, a dynamic entrepreneur, graduated from the University of Manchester in 2005 with honors in Chemistry and Business. Born into a family of business luminaries, including her mother and grandmother, Pearl’s passion for entrepreneurship led her to establish AA Food and Beverages in Ghana.

Pearl returned to Ghana in 2016 after training in alcohol distillation in Liverpool to pursue her dream of starting her own business. In 2017, she co-founded AA Food and Beverages with partners Cecil Kwapong and Adonten Quarshie. The company’s mission was simple: produce premium spirits at an affordable price.

Pearl launched the pouched 250 ml Spice Rum and bottled Sahara Solace butterscotch schnapps flavored liqueur after establishing a home laboratory in East Legon, Accra. The company received international recognition in 2020 at the Ghana Investments and Opportunities Summit in London, where it received orders from ten businesses.

Pearl’s journey exemplifies resilience, as she overcame challenges in business registration. She balances her roles with effective time management and dedication. AA Food and Beverages places a premium on quality, sourcing raw materials locally and packaging materials from around the world.