Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, has won the Best CEO of the Year award at the prestigious Telecommunications Innovations and Excellence Awards, which is organised alongside the Africa Connected Summit – Africa’s leading telecom and digitalisation summit.
The multiple award-winning CEO was recognised for her exceptional leadership within the technology industry. In a short citation, the organisers extolled her for being an inspiration to millions of girls and women around the world, for being the voice for the unheard, and an inspiration for those who aspire to succeed in life.
The awards are organised by the International Centre for Strategic Alliance (ICSA) to celebrate technology and telecommunications innovations, growth and leadership across the continent. A total of 21 coveted awards were given to various individuals and organisations for their outstanding contributions to the sector.
Commenting on the awards, Patricia said: “I am really humbled by this recognition. I could not have achieved this on my own. I have done this with my team, who have been there for me, and I dedicate this award to them.
“For me, driving purpose and leading from the heart have been core. It is not just about how we make a profit but how we sustain the society in which we operate; and this has been the journey of Vodafone Ghana and what has translated into the results we are all seeing today. Thank you ICSA. I am grateful.”
Organised under the theme ‘Championing Connectivity in the Digital Era’, this year’s edition featured tech and telecommunications experts, CEOs, CIOs and CTOs from leading organisations across Africa – who engaged in constructive dialogue with peers, shared insights and presented on various topics.
These include Energising the Data Economy; Collaborating at the EDGE – Enhancing Data Throughput; Connectivity to the Metaverse and Beyond; The New Hubs of International Connectivity; Cyber Resilience; Transitioning from 4G to 5G – Enabling Digital Transformation; ICT Infrastructure; and IoT Deployments.