The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has commended Vodafone for finally getting a Ghanaian CEO to steer the affairs of the company.
Vodafone last month announced that Patricia Obo-Nai, Director of Customer Operations and Fixed Business, will replace Yolanda Cuba as Chief Executive, effective April 1st .
Yolanda Cuba was returning to a role as Chief Strategy Officer at Vodacom
South Africa, having completed her three-year assignment in Ghana.
Commenting, after a courtesy call by the Management of Vodafone to officially introduce the new CEO to him, Otumfuo Osei Tutu said:
“It is satisfying that we finally have a Ghanaian CEO at the helm of
Vodafone Ghana. I commend you for this achievement and I’m
confident that she will be given the needed support to succeed and
build on the legacy of Yolanda by taking the company to greater
The company was led by Board Chairman Dr. Kobina Quansah, External
Affairs Director, Gayheart Mensah and Human Resources Director, Ashiokai Akrong and other Vodafone officials from the Accra and Kumasi offices.
Speaking during the visit, Chief Executive Patricia Obo-Nai said:
“I want to first of all, congratulate Nana on the occasion of the Twentieth
Anniversary of his coronation. I also commend him for his unparalleled
contribution and leadership in the economic and social development of
this region. Finally, I want to assure all our customers that we will
continue to remain a leader in innovation and creativity in the industry
whilst ensuring that their technological future is exciting.”
The visit was also to update the Otumfuo on the upcoming Asantehene Golf
Open Championship, for which Vodafone is the headline sponsor. This
year’s tournament, which begins on May 8 th , 2019, is expected to assume
another dimension of prominence as it coincides with the 20 th Anniversary of the coronation of the great monarch.
The team also donated a cheque of GHC 50,000 towards the celebration of
his Royal Majesty’s coronation.