Hilary Arko-Dadzie recognised in Zimbabwe …for shining the light for women

Hilary Arko-Dadzie

         The Ghanaian born senior business leader and Corporate Services Executive of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation has been recognised as one of the leading successful business women in Zimbabwe

         Hilary, who has been leading transformation of the Human Resource, Finance, Administration and ICT departments at the prestigious organisation over the last one year, was among a number of senior businesswomen recognised by Woman Excel Organisation, organiser of the annual awards

         Hilary, a consummate business leader and IT specialist, and a member of the Executive Women Network, is passionate about empowering young Africans to lead Africa’s transformative development.

Hilary Arko-Dadzie, a senior international business leader, has been recognised by the Woman Excel Organisation for shining the light for women in Zimbabwe as a successful business executive at the annual awards which celebrate distinguished women leaders.

The annual awards, organised by Woman Excel – a leading organisation focused on providing a knowledge base from which women can be inspired to fully harness their potential, recognises women in business and leadership positions who are leading transformational initiatives that are contributing to development of the country and are inspiring other women to excel in their various fields of endeavour.

Hilary was recognised among a number of senior women executives from many facets of the Zimbabwean economy: part of her citation read, “This award is presented to you in recognition of you being one of the successful women in Zimbabwe”.

Barely a year ago, Hilary made history when she was appointed as the Corporate Services Executive of the Africa Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) — becoming the first woman to ever occupy that role and the very first to have been appointed to the five-member executive committee role of the prestigious organisation.

Since assuming her role, which has strategic, and oversight responsibility for the Human Resources, Finance, Administration and ICT departments, she has successfully raised the organisation’s profile; and, together with the leadership team of ARIPO, is driving initiatives to make ARIPO more relevant to member-states and IP owners across the continent. 

She has also been on a number of speaking engagements to promote the work of ARIPO and empower young Africans to benefit from their Intellectual Property.

Her professionalism, commitment and exceptional leadership continues to inspire women within her organisation and the country as a whole.

Hilary joined ARIPO after close to 9 years in a number of executive position at Airtel Ghana [now AirtelTigo] — leading and launching breakthrough initiatives that contributed directly to growth of the business.

She is a member of the Executive Women Network— Ghana’s pre-eminent organisation committed to empowering and providing a platform for members to achieve their professional goals and prepare them to become more resilient and influential.

Hilary is a consummate business leader, strategist and IT specialist who holds a BSC in Computer Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and an MBA (General Management) from the University of East London (UK), as well as IT and Project management certifications from Cisco, George Washington University and Prince II.

She has close to 20 years’ experience working in Telecoms, ISPs, NGOs and destination inspection industries.


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