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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist who is recognised as the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company announced her resignation on her Facebook page.

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Airtel Ghana, Lucy Quist has resigned from her position.

Quist who is recognised as the first Ghanaian woman to head a multinational telecommunications company announced her resignation on her Facebook page.

In the post on her timeline, Quist did not state the reasons for resigning. However, this could be attributed to the merger between Tigo and Airtel Ghana.

“After three and a half years of leading the amazing team at Airtel Ghana, the time is right for me to move on to the next chapter. It has been a truly remarkable journey and I thank each and every one of you for your support, encouragement and business partnership over the course of my stewardship. We are proud of our achievements.”

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“Particularly, I want to thank all those who have been part of the many initiatives I have led over the last few years to empower young people and every young person who works with me for that matter. Notably the Evolve with STEM and the Bold New Normal initiatives. I look forward to empowering more young people even as I continue my professional leadership journey. Together we will create the Bold New Normal of prosperity for our country and continent,” she added.

Her resignation brings to rest questions her role after the merger is concluded.

Lucy Quist did not state what her next move would be.

Lucy Quist joined Airtel Ghana in 2014 as the first Ghanaian female CEO of a major multinational telecom company.

During her tenure, she successfully led her team to re-position and transform Airtel Ghana into one of the fastest growing telecom companies in the country, as well as the industry leader in data and digital innovation, and the most loved telecom brand in the daily lives of Ghanaians.

She is credited with leading the launch of breakthrough initiatives for Airtel Ghana, including the introduction of bespoke sub-brands and value propositions for customers – such as  Airtel Premier, the telecom industry’s first ever sub-brand that provides telecom and lifestyle solutions for High-Value customers.

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She also led the creation of Airtel’s Data Business – building a specific sub-brand to grow the data side of the business – resulting in a significant growth in customer and revenue market share for data.

Airtel’s Data Business became the conduit for digital inclusion, and some of the most remarkable innovations in the data and internet service provider space within the Ghanaian telecom industry.

Personal achievements

Mrs Quist has been recognized by several reputable organisations– Corporate Leadership Award (Ghana Legacy Honours 2017), Telecom CEO of the Year (Ghana ICT and Telecoms Award 2016), CSR CEO of the year (Ghana CSR Excellence Awards 2016) and CIMG Marketing Woman of the year (2014).

She is on the Board of many distinguished local and international organisations including the International Board for African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Petra Trust Company Ltd, the Business Environment Enabling Programme under the UK Department of International Development (DFID), the Climate Innovation Center Ghana and The Exploratory among others.

She is a founding member of the Executive Women Network, a non-profit organization of women in senior management and executive positions committed to inspiring, empowering and supporting women executives to succeed and become influential both locally and internationally.

How will her resignation affect Airtel customers

This may not affect Airtel customers in any way since there would be a merger between the two telcos to become the second largest in the country.

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