Patricia Obo-Nai, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, has been named among the Top 100 Women CEOs inAfrica for her accomplishments as a female administrative officer in charge of the organisation.
The Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa is compiled by Reset Global People in partnership with the SDGS Office at the Office of the President of Ghana and Avance Media.
With the inaugural list announced in 2019, this publication throws the spotlight on African women leading various organisations across the continent.
The list features leading African female CEOs from 21 African countries, heading various organisations that continue to excel under their leadership on the continent and beyond.
The list is also released ahead of the 2022/23 African Women CEOs Summit to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking about the list, Kwame A.A. Opoku, CEO of Reset Global People, noted that, “Women are a powerful force for change. From ending extreme poverty to countering violent extremism, we cannot succeed without women and girls, and this is why we are excited and privileged to announce the 2021 list. These are extraordinary women who are leading the charge to transform our continent and deserve the spotlight more than anyone. “
He said Mrs Obo-Nai’s contribution to the telecommunications industry was unquestionable.
Mr Opoku said in addition to championing various innovations in the industry, she was celebrated for her outstanding leadership during the heights of the pandemic, stressing that under her leadership, Vodafone Ghana introduced remarkable initiatives as part of a comprehensive relief package for Ghanaians.
“Mrs Obo-Nai is a fierce advocate for technology and continues to emphasise the need for Africa to leverage technological advancement to drive sustainable development and secure its participation in the digital economy,” he said.
Mr Opoku said Mrs Obo-Nai was also known for her strong passion for gender issues and interventions that offered economic opportunities to women.
He said speaking during the United Nations General Assembly last year, Mrs Obo-Nai made a call for an urgent solution to end maternal mortality across sub-Saharan Africa, describing it as unacceptable at this age.
In her remarks, the Vodafone CEO said”to expedite Africa’s economic recovery post-pandemic, the continent must accelerate digitalisation and expand regional cooperation.”
She commended the organisers for the honour done her, stressing the award would continue to spur her to work hard for the betterment of the society.
The 2021 top 100 Women CEOs in Africa features some prominent names including Clare Akamanzi, Dr RashaKelej, Owen Omogiafo, DentaaAmoateng, TiguidankeCamara, and Meta Africa’s HeadNunuNtshingila-Njeke.