Uche Ofodile joins Tigo as CEO in DRC
By Nana Appiah Acquaye, Accra, Ghana
Former Chief Marketing Officer for Vodafone Ghana, Uche Ofodile has joined the Millicom Group as the Chief Executive Officer for Tigo DRC.
She is credited to have transformed the Vodafone brand resulting in the doubling of revenue and becoming the second biggest telecom operator in Ghana.
She also won many awards to crown Vodafone’s commercial success, including “Most Admired Brand” and “Telecommunications Company of the Year”. Uche played an instrumental role in Vodafone Ghana’s success by overhauling the strategy, driving business performance and creating a strong local talent bench.
Prior to Vodafone, Uche delivered strong brand and commercial growth in a number of challenging roles in Nigeria.
A statement from the Millicom Group, operators of Tigo said ‘they were expecting her to take Tigo DRC to the next level as they step up invests in the market’.
Ms Ofodile was quoted as saying, “I am so delighted to be leading Tigo’s team in DRC. The country is at a very exciting juncture in its ICT development, and there is great potential for further growth. I was attracted by Tigo’s ambitious digital vision for its consumers. I am really looking forward to building out the business and its product offering.”
The highly driven, bold, ambitious and hardworking Uche, holds a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College, New Jersey in the USA and a Diploma in Strategic Marketing from the Columbia University Business School.