The Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has commended Vodafone for finally getting a Ghanaian CEO to steer affairs of the company. Vodafone last month 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 a role as Chief Strategy Officer at Vodacom South Africa, having completed her three-year assignment in Ghana.
Commenting after a courtesy call by Management of Vodafone to officially introduce the new CEO to him, Otumfuo Osei Tutu said: “It is 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 company 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, Chief Executive Patricia Obo-Nai said: “I want to first of all, congratulate Nana on the occasion of the Twentieth 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, while ensuring that their technological future is exciting.”
The visit was also to update Otumfuo on the upcoming Asantehene Golf Open Championship, of which Vodafone is the headline sponsor. This year’s tournament begins on May 8th 2019, and is expected to assume another dimension of prominence as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the great monarch’s coronation.
The team also donated a cheque of GH¢50,000 toward the celebration of his Royal Majesty’s coronation.