Otumfuo Commends Vodafone For Appointing Indigenous CEO

The Asantehene with Vodafone Ghana officials

The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has commended Vodafone for finally getting a Ghanaian Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to steer the affairs of the company.

Last month Vodafone announced that Patricia Obo-Nai, Director of Customer Operations and Fixed Business, will replace Yolanda Cuba as Chief Executive, effective April 1st.

Yolanda Cuba is returning to her role as Chief Strategy Officer at Vodacom South Africa, having completed her three-year assignment in Ghana.

Commenting after management of Vodafone paid a courtesy call to officially introduce the new CEO to him, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II said: “It’s 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 heights.”

The delegation 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, CEO Patricia Obo-Nai said: “I want to first of all, congratulate Nana on the occasion of the 20th 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, which Vodafone is the headline sponsor.

This year’s tournament, which begins on May 8th, 2019, is expected to assume another dimension of prominence, as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the coronation of the great monarch.

A cheque for GH¢50,000 was donated towards the celebration of Otumfuo’s anniversary.