The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, has won the Woman of the Year Honour at the 6th edition of the EMY Africa Awards held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
Patricia was among 30 outstanding personalities from diverse fields of endeavour who were celebrated at the awards ceremony for their remarkable commitment to societal progress.
The Woman of the Year honorary award, which is the only female category in the all-male awards, celebrates a distinguished woman who is an inspiration to many people, has broken new ground or old barriers, and has contributed to the community and nation through her professional or volunteer leadership.
Her citation reads, “You have contributed immensely to the telecommunications industry and continue to serve as a shining example to budding professionals. As the first Ghanaian CEO of Vodafone Ghana, you have championed various innovations in the industry, more so during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our board of patrons, faculty and secretariat find you worthy of this honour, considering all your achievements and your impact in growing the telecommunication sector”.
Receiving the award, Madam Obo-Nai expressed her profound gratitude to the organisers of the event.
“I thank God for his grace, thank you so much Team Vodafone Ghana, thank you to my family and thank you EMY Africa for doing me this honour. I’m really humbled and very grateful. When women win, we all win!” she said.
This recognition is the latest among a long list of local and global honours that Vodafone Ghana CEO, Patricia Obo-Nai, has amassed since she took over the reins of Vodafone Ghana in April 2019. Her remarkable and transformational leadership has earned her the most awarded CEO in this short period.
Her list of awards includes Africa’s Most Respected CEO in Telecoms (Dubai, UAE), Telecom , CEO of the Year (Ghana Information Technology and Telecom Awards), Telecom Personality of the Year (National Communications Awards), HR- Oriented CEO of the Year (HR Focus Awards), STEM Leadership Award (Sustainability and Social Impact Awards), Woman of the Year – Telecoms (Glitz Africa Awards) , Women Leadership Excellence Award (CEO Summit and Awards), and Young Professional Role Model in Women Executive Leadership Award, Woman of Excellence Awards – Telecom (Ghana Women of Excellence Awards), and STEM Woman Award (STEM Woman Project).