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Telecoms in Ghana Telecoms Chamber appoints Vodafone CEO as board chair

They take over from Ms. Roshi Motman, CEO of Tigo, and Mrs. Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel, who served as Chair and Vice-Chair respectively.

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CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba play

CEO of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has appointed the CEO of Vodafone, Ms. Yolanda Cuba as Chairperson for the ensuing year, with MTN CEO Ebenezer Asante as Vice.

They were appointed based on a rotation system at the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on August 2. They take over from Ms. Roshi Motman, CEO of Tigo, and Mrs. Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel, who served as Chair and Vice-Chair respectively.

“Ghana is an interesting market; and I look forward to working with other members of the Governing Council as well as the Chamber secretariat to advance the larger, long-term interests of the telecom industry,” Ms. Cuba said.

The Chamber of Telecommunications comprises licensed mobile network operators Vodafone, Tigo, Airtel, MTN, Espresso), and three tower companies, namely (ATCGhana, Eaton Towers and Helios Towers.

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Ms. Cuba comes from South Africa and holds degrees in Accounting and Statistics. She was appointed Chief Executive of Vodafone Ghana in March 2016. She joined Vodacom Group Plc in November 2014 as Strategy and New Business Director.

She previously worked as Executive Director, Strategy & Business Support at South African Breweries Limited (SAB) and as Group CEO of publicly listed Mvelaphanda Group.

 In 2011, Forbes Magazine named her as one of the “20 Youngest Power Until his appointment to head MTN Ghana, Mr. Asante was CEO of MTN Rwanda.

Previously, he headed MTN Ghana’s Sales and Distribution division. Prior to joining MTN, he spent 13 years with Unilever, where he held various positions, including Managing Director for Zambia and Customer Development Director and member of the Unilever Ghana Board.

Asante holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from Henley Management College.

The Chamber was established five years ago with the objective of collectively supporting governments with policy, regulatory and legislative inputs in order to grow the industry.

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