Ten Ghanaians who secured bigger roles in the corporate space in 2019

The Ghanaian corporate landscape saw a number of movements in 2019 The Ghanaian corporate landscape saw a number of movements as key personnel got new appointments, while some left their roles for various reasons. In this piece, we take a look at some of the corporate movements that made the headlines.

Patricia Obo-Nai, Vodafone Ghana

For Ghanaians, the appointment of Patricia Obo-Nai as Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana to replace Yolanda Cuba was a proud moment. Vodafone Ghana has not had a Ghanaian CEO and Patricia’s appointment not only made her the first Ghanaian to lead the company, but the first Ghanaian woman to hold that position.

An Engineer by profession, she comes into her new role with 22 years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and Telecommunications. In addition, she has extensive commercial experience in the telecommunications industry.

She was appointed in February 2019, while her appointment took effect in April 2019.

Anthony K Sarpong, KPMG

KPMG is regarded as one of the top four audit firms in the world, and its business in Ghana is crucial to its African operations.

Having served for more than 40 years, Nii Amanor-Dodoo retired as the Senior Country Partner, and in his place Anthony K. Sarpong was appointed.

In his new role, Mr. Sarpong took the reins of the largest professional services firm in Ghana and now leads a team of about 400 skilled professionals working in the firm’s audit, tax and advisory businesses.

Rosy Fynn, Busy

Rosy Fynn, who has had a number of stints in several top positions in the telecommunications sector was appointed Chief Executive of Busy 4G mobile broadband service provider.Ms. Fynn holds a first degree in Computer Science and Mathematics from Smith College, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, both in Massachusetts, USA.Rosy comes into this new role with a wealth of strategic and operational business leadership experience honed internationally and locally. Phillip Owiredu, CAL Bank The highly instrumental CEO of Cal Bank, Frank Adu, takes a bow after leading the bank to become one of the most formidable local banks in the country.The Board of Directors of CalBank have announced the nomination of Philip Owiredu as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank pending the Bank of Ghana’s approval.In an official press release, the directors of the Bank stated that Mr. Owiredu would assume office on January 1, 2020, should BoG approve of him to […]

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