Vodafone poach Nana Yaa Ofori Atta from Guinness Ghana
Vodafone Ghana has appointed Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta as Head of External Affairs.
Nana Yaa joins Vodafone from Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited where she was Corporate Relations Director, and led the several high profile engagements with government.
A statement from Vodafone said “as the Head of External Affairs at Vodafone, she would lead Regulatory Affairs, Business Continuity, Corporate Security and the Anti Bribery and Compliance agenda for Ghana’s most respected and second largest telecommunications company.”
Nana Yaa is an award-winning journalist and a communications specialist, and she has worked with both local and international news organisations like Dow Jones, covering current affairs and business news, and also taught at two universities.
Her career consulting for the Investment Climate Team of the World Bank Group saw her develop public policy platforms and investment promotion strategies in a number of post conflict and emerging markets including Liberia, Zambia, Southern Sudan and Rwanda.
CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Kyle Whitehill was quoted as saying “we’re very pleased to have Nana Yaa heading the External Affairs Department.”
He said the engagement with government and the security of the business was crucial to the success of Vodafone in Ghana, adding “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.