Business News of Monday, 7 January 2013

Source: Comfort Asiamah Darkwah

Vodafone Ghana Appoints Head of External Affairs

Vodafone Ghana has announced the appointment of Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta as Head of External Affairs.Nana Yaa joins Vodafone from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited where, as Corporate Relations Director, she led the industry engagement with Government in several high profile policy changes. As the Head of External Affairs at Vodafone, she is responsible for leading Regulatory Affairs, Business Continuity, Corporate Security and the Anti Bribery and Compliance agenda for Ghana’s most respected and second largest telecommunications company. Beyond delivering material commercial value, her drive and partnership also led to a number of landmark awards for the company in its compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility platforms.

An award winning journalist and a communications specialist, she has worked with both local and international media covering current affairs and business news and she has taught at two universities.

Her career consulting for the Investment Climate team of the World Bank Group saw her developing public policy platforms and investment promotion strategies in a number of post conflict and emerging markets including Liberia, Zambia, Southern Sudan and Rwanda.

Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Vodafone Ghana remarked ‘We’re very pleased to have Nana Yaa heading the External Affairs department. The secret of Vodafone’s success is the people who drive the business. The engagement with our Government stakeholders and the security of the business is crucial to the success of Vodafone in Ghana. I am certain that Nana Yaa’s experience in a wide range of industries will make her a great asset to the company’

Nana Yaa is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the Columbia University, Graduate School of Journalism.