Last year marked ten years since Vodafone started operating in the country.
Ten years of displaying exemplary leadership in telecommunications, support for small and medium scale enterprises, customer experiential, brand social media engagement and corporate social responsibility.
While Vodafone Ghana has over the years provided competitive voice and data services for Ghanaians, the position of the Chief Executive Officer has always been occupied by a foreigner.
The current CEO who will be leaving this April, Yolanda Cuba, is South African.
However, yesterday, it was reported that for the first time in their decade of operating in the country, a Ghanaian has been given the top job at Vodafone Ghana.
Patricia Obo-Nai, who is already a member of the Vodafone Ghana Executive Committee is the first Ghanaian to be appointed CEO of Vodafone Ghana.
Now the fact that she is the first Ghanaian to occupy the top job alone is making people go bonkers, but throw her gender on top of it, then you have what most people will call the cherry on the cake.
Many have reflected on her appointment as a nod to Ghanaian women who are brainy, smart and drop-dead gorgeous.
The outgoing Vodafone Ghana CEO, Yolanda Cuba led people in sending messages of goodwill to Patricia on social media.
Am so proud…..
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Patricia Obo-Nai as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from April 1, 2019. https://t.co/Mc1OYiVU5z
— Yolanda Cuba (@Yolandacuba) February 19, 2019
All Hail the New CEO of VODAFONE GHANA. The meeting room was filled with rapturous applause and people could be seen dancing when the news was announced by the Regional Head. That represented the mood of @VodafoneGhana with this appointment. Congrats @PatriciaOboNai #MyNewCEO pic.twitter.com/O0cI0HpsPR
— Kwabena Amoakohene (@louggas) February 19, 2019
— womeninprghana (@womeninprghana) February 20, 2019
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— Event | Brand (@TwentyPlusGH) February 20, 2019
Meet the first Ghanaian CEO of Vodafone Ghana limited Mrs. Patricia OBO-Nai. She is an engineer by profession and happens to be our #WCW. Congratulations madam, We Wish You the very best in your new role. #Livelife #PVRExperience pic.twitter.com/VbYVBHK7H4
— Peduase Valley Resort (@Peduase_Valley) February 20, 2019
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Congratulations to Ɔdadeɛ Patricia Obo-Nai (Officer of the Ɔdadeɛ Torch) on your appointment as the new CEO of @VodafoneGhana.
— Ɔdadeɛ-Presec Alumni (@Odadee_Official) February 20, 2019
Well deserved CEO appointment!
Been through the mill, and paid her dues.
— Row D Vitzky (@rowdvitzky_GL) February 19, 2019
Patricia Obo-Nai now first Ghanaian CEO of Vodafone Ghana. Very very well deserved. She’s paid her dues ankasa. I’m so pleased at this news.
— Meistermind (@mistameister) February 19, 2019
She is an Engineer by profession, she 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.
Vodafone Ghana is in safe hands.