The West Africa STEM Hub has a close association with the Western New York STEM Hub, USA and YALI Regional Leadership Centre, West Africa. Its purpose is to empower students through life changing STEM experiences and to tackle careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Its vision is to create an environment where people of all backgrounds embrace a passion to maximize their individual potential.
Patricia is a high ambition leader – combining a commitment to achieving strong performance with creating long-term value and building robust social capital for Vodafone and the community.
With 25-years’ experience in telecommunications, she represents one of the leading figures in Ghana’s telecom sector. She was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana in April 2019, having served in other Directorship roles in the company including Technology Director, Director for Fixed Business/Customer Operations and Acting Director for Consumer Business. Her vision as Technology Director led to Vodafone being ranked number 1 twice in voice clarity and 3G+ speed during an independent survey on network quality by P3 Research, based in Germany.
Commenting on her appointment, Dr. Michelle Kavanaugh, President Emeritus and Acting Executive Director of the Western New York STEM Hub said:
“Western New York STEM Hub applauds the commitment to STEM from an impressive business and education leader like Patricia who is joining forces on the International Advisory Council of the West Africa STEM Hub. A global allegiance by those with vision will assure a future of innovation that can elevate the lives of the people of West Africa. WNY STEM Hub is proud to join forces in this endeavor.”
The Advisory Council is drawn from eminent global STEM Leaders, educationists, researchers, business leaders including Prof. Williams Otoo Ellis (Former Vice Chancellor, KNUST), Ernest Boateng (Group CEO, Global Media Alliance), Commodore Issah Yakubu (Chief Staff Officer, Ghana Navy) and Dr. Ashok K. Das (Chief Executive Officer, SunMoksha Asia and US).
Speaking about the appointment, Patricia Obo-Nai said:
“The future is digital and it is our responsibility to empower the young ones to take up critical positions in this area in order to secure a better future for Africa. I feel extremely privileged to be given this opportunity and I look forward to making a positive contribution to a worthy global cause.”
About Vodafone Ghana
Vodafone Ghana is an operating company of Vodafone Group Plc – the world’s leading mobile telecommunications company, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Vodafone is a leading total communication solutions provider in Ghana – delivering mobile data and voice; fixed voice and broadband, mobile financial services and a fibre backbone service for the West African sub-region. It is the second ranked operator in terms of market share in Ghana, with over 10million subscribers.
About DOCOMO Digital
DOCOMO Digital is the mobile commerce-related business of NTT DOCOMO. We partner with over 200 carriers and 300 merchants globally. Our Payments portfolio solves the challenges of scale, customer acquisition, regulation, and complexity for telecom operators, for merchants, and payment service providers. With our partner network of operators and payment providers, we provide payment services to nearly four billion people around the world. DOCOMO Digital is headquartered in London, with teams based in over 25 cities around the world. DOCOMO Digital is a wholly-owned subsidiary of one of the world’s largest telecom companies – the NTT DOCOMO group, listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, visit www.docomodigital.com or find us on LinkedIn or Twitter.