MTN hosts Unilever vice president

Business News of Saturday, 25 February 2017



Mr Yaw Nsarkoh

MTN, Ghana’s leading telecommunications company, and Business World, Ghana’s foremost business magazine, have announced that Mr Yaw Nsarkoh, Unilever Executive Vice President for Ghana and Nigeria, will be speaking at the 19th MTN Business World Executive Breakfast meeting.

The much-anticipated event is scheduled to take place at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel on the 1st of March 2017 at 8:30am on the theme: “Leadership Conversations in Management”.

Yaw Nsarkoh has had a long and inspiring career at Unilever, having held and excelled in several positions. Yaw Nsarkoh is the Executive Vice President of Unilever Ghana-Nigeria at Unilever Nigeria. Prior to his current position, he was the Managing Director of Unilever Kenya.

With over 22 years of experience, Mr Nsarkoh has contributed immensely to the growth of Unilever businesses in various management positions across Africa, Asia and Europe including serving as Managing Director, Unilever East, and Southern Africa, Strategic Assistant to Unilever Executive Member and President of Unilever Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe.

At various times, he served as Marketing Director of Unilever Ghana, African Regional Brand Manager, Unilever South Africa etc. Over the years, he has gained a deep consumer insight that has enriched his cultural awareness and understanding of diverse markets.

Mr Yaw Nsarkoh is the Director of Changing Lives Endowment Fund (CLEF) in Ghana and a member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers. He is also a board member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Mr Nsarkoh, a regular speaker on business issues, specifically marketing and leadership, has a special interest in economic development, management and leadership philosophy.

Speaking on the upcoming event and choice of the theme and leader, Mr Asher Khan, Chief Marketing Officer of MTN Ghana, said: “Leadership conversation in management is an integral part of our business. As leaders in the telecoms industry, we are always eager to encourage the sharing of best practice to help grow other businesses. We are excited to feature a great Ghanaian leader who has a lot of valuable knowledge in this much needed area.”

The Executive Breakfast series, organised by the publishers of Business World magazine, was established six years ago as a platform for Executive leadership discussions, networking for CEOs, senior management, professionals, and entrepreneurs in Ghana. It has hosted a number of international and local motivational and business leaders including Brian Tracy, Siya Xuza, Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia, Jason Njoku and Sharon Letcher among others.

MTN will take the opportunity created by the Breakfast meeting to launch a new service called Mobile Care Insurance. The service is being rolled in partnership with GLICO Insurance.