Ing. Patricia Obo-Nai

Position: CEO at Vodafone Ghana
Categories: Engineering, Personal Profile, Telecom

Patricia Obo-Nai is a self-driven professional and passionate leader with over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. With a strong commitment to delivering value to shareholders, she has excelled as a commercial business leader, consistently driving engagement and motivation within her teams.

One of Patricia’s core passions is promoting girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Through her work with various institutions and social bodies, she actively seeks to empower and inspire girls to take their place in an increasingly digital world.

Patricia’s extensive experience includes her current role as the Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, a position she has held since April 2019. In this role, she has demonstrated exceptional leadership and strategic acumen, contributing to the growth and success of the company. Prior to her CEO role, she served as the Director for Fixed Business and Customer Operations at Vodafone Ghana, where she showcased her skills in digital strategy, analytics, business strategy, and team leadership.

Her previous experience includes a tenure at Millicom Ghana Limited, where she held the position of Chief Technical Officer and Network Development Manager. During her time there, she played a crucial role in shaping and optimizing the company’s technical operations.

Patricia’s educational background is equally impressive. She has pursued executive education at prestigious institutions such as Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, and the London Business School. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, where she was actively involved in various student associations and activities.

Beyond her professional achievements, Patricia is deeply engaged in several organizations and initiatives. She currently serves as the President of the RCC Women’s Fellowship and is a Board Member of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Foundation. She also holds advisory positions with the Global Young Academy and the KNUST Electrical Engineering Program, demonstrating her commitment to giving back to the community and supporting educational initiatives.

Patricia Obo-Nai’s contributions have been widely recognized and celebrated. She was named one of the 100 Most Inspiring Women Leaders in Vodafone 2018 and has received accolades such as the “Best Female Technologist” at the Ghana Telecom Awards. Her outstanding achievements and leadership have made her a distinguished alumna of the College of Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

With her extensive experience, commitment to promoting girls in STEM, and dedication to driving results, Patricia Obo-Nai continues to make a significant impact in the telecommunications industry and beyond. Her leadership and passion inspire others and serve as a catalyst for positive change in the digital landscape and gender equality.