MTN Ghana CEO Advises Youth to Break Away From Limitations

MTN Ghana CEO, Selorm Adadevoh

Accra, Ghana//-The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh has advised the youth to break away from the limitations they place on themselves to enable them to grow.

He rather advised them to be positive-minded and believe in their abilities to bring about change to themselves and their communities.

Mr Adadevoh gave the advice when he spoke to teeming youth at a virtual convocation of the Springboard Roadshow held in Accra.

He explained when people believed in themselves, there would be no limits to the successes they could achieve.

 “If you believe strongly in something then there would be no limit. Many at times we just don’t believe enough”.

Narrating his journey to becoming the CEO of MTN Ghana as an example, Mr Adadevoh recounted how he left Hewlett-Packard (HP) Consulting at a point when he was earning so much to come to Ghana to pursue his dream of becoming a CEO.

As a result, he dedicated time to acquire more knowledge to place him in a better position to achieve that dream.

Mr Adadevoh who was the guest speaker at the virtual convocation, said: “The risk we take and the choices we make in life determine our success ultimately.

Even if you have bumps on the road, you need to persevere if you truly believe in your cause and journey. In pursuit of my dreams and vision, I took several risky decisions because I strongly believed”.

He used the occasion to share several attributes and traits of a leader. He mentioned resilience as key to leadership.

The CEO explained: “Building trust is a fundamental value in leadership shaped by consistency and not intensity. The ability to stay focused and not give up is a key trait of leadership.”

Mr Adadevoh noted that while challenges would come along the way in the leader’s journey, the youth needed to be bold and determined, while remaining focused on their ultimate objectives.

The Executive Director of the Springboard Road Show Foundation, Mrs. Comfort Ocran, explained that after years of inspiring and mentoring many young people to go into entrepreneurship, the organization decided to take a new initiative this year.

Other speakers on the day were Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance who was the Special Guest Mentor and Nathalie Gabala of the Mastercard Foundation.

The initiative dubbed, the ‘Springboard Youth Dialogue’ is meant to connect young people to opportunities and policy interventions meant to accelerate their progress, especially in the area of business.

African Eye Report