Lucy Quist congratulates new Vodafone CEO Patricia Obo-Nai

By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana

The first Ghanaian woman to be appointed as CEO in Ghana’s telecom space, Lucy Quist, has joined many well wishing Ghanaians on various social media platforms to congratulate Patricia Obo-Nai on her latest appointment as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana with effect from 1st April 2019. 

The former CEO of defunct Airtel Ghana who currently the Vice-Chairperson of the Normalization Committee took to her social media platform LinkedIn to congratulate the first Ghanaian to be appointed CEO of Vodafone Ghana with the words  “Congratulation to Executive Women Network’s very own, Patricia Obo-Nai. Wishing you every success in your new role." 

Ms. Obo-Nai was officially introduced to staff of Vodafone in Accra on Tuesday during a brief send off party for Ms. Yolanda Cuba, who is moving to South Africa to head up Vodacom Group as it new CEO in April, after successfully serving her three-year tenure in Ghana.

According to an official statement from Vodafone Ghana, Ms. Obo-Nai is an Engineer by profession and comes into her new role with 22 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications. In addition, she has extensive commercial experience in the telecommunications industry.

It said until her appointment, she was the Director of Fixed Business and Customer Operations of Vodafone Ghana. She also led the company’s Consumer Business Unit. She joined Vodafone Ghana as Chief Technology Officer and a member of the Executive Committee in January 2011. Prior to that, she had worked for 14 years with Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of Tigo.

Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Obo-Nai said; “I am looking forward to taking up my new role and leading the company in the next phase of its development.  My focus will be to continue to push the boundaries of innovation and position Vodafone as a key challenger in the market.Together with the outstanding staff we have at Vodafone Ghana, I am confident that the company will remain a strong competitor in the industry here in Ghana.”

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), an Executive MBA in Project Management from the University of Ghana, Legon, an Executive Education from Insead, France and also from the Kellogg School of Management, USA. Patricia is a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers, (GHIE). 

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