MTN Ghana Strengthens Its Board With Four Non-Executive Directors

Board Chairman of Scancom PLC (MTN Ghana), Dr Ishmael Yamson,

Accra, Ghana//-Scancom Plc, the parent company of MTN Ghana has strengthened its board with the appointment of four superb Independent Non-Executive Directors (INEDs), reflecting increasing skills and diversity.

The appointment which took effect today also saw the departure of Kwasi Abeasi and Modupe Kadri from the board.

The four new INEDs are-Felix Addo, Ms. NanaAma Botchway, Kofi Dadzie, and Ms. Rosie Ebe-Arthur.

Felix Addo

He is a Member of the Ghana Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 30 years’ experience.

Mr Addo served as a Partner at PwC over an 18-year period across a wide range of engagements in both developed and emerging markets, including transactions, insolvencies and turnarounds, financial and forensic audits and various projects in both the private and public sectors.

He has since developed a portfolio of board roles in the consumer, financial services and the oil and gas sectors.

Mr Addo currently serves on the boards of various organizations including Guinness Ghana Breweries (Chairman), Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors(President), as well as various for profit and non-profit organisations.

Ms NanaAma Botchway

She is the founder and managing partner of N. Dowuona & Company, a leading corporate and commercial law firm in Ghana.  Her main areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure.

Ms. Botchway regularly advises local and global companies on cross border mergers, acquisitions, energy and infrastructure projects.

Ms NanaAma Botchway

She began her career in New York where she worked as a lawyer at two leading global law firms, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Cooley, and as an audit accountant at Deloitte Touche Tomahtsu.

Ms Botchway is a graduate of Princeton University, New York University’s Stern School of Business and Columbia University School of Law.

She brings a wealth of experience to MTN Ghana having served as a Non-Executive Director on a number of boards, including Ghana Airports Company Ltd, the Ghana Petroleum Sovereign Wealth Funds, GHL Bank Ltd, where she chaired the Remuneration Committee, and Brainworks Capital.


Kofi Dadzie

He is an experienced digital entrepreneur who has built innovative products and services and taken these to market successfully, servicing customers across multiple geographies and covering over 80languages.

Mr Dadzie who is one of the pioneers of Rancard Solutions Ltd, started as the Chief Software Architect and rose to the position of Chief Executive Officer.

He currently serves as a non-executive director of Rancard Solutions Holdings and subsidiaries. Inspired through leadership seminars in the Aspen Institute, he recently consulted for and joined the Mastercard Foundation with the aim of empowering young African women and men to harness the digital economy.

Mr Dadzie also serves as a director of IC Asset Managers and is a member of the governing board of Genius Hive Music Academy.

Ms Rosie Ebe-Arthur

She is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and brings along with her a plethora of experience from the United Kingdom and Africa.

Ms Ebe-Arthur was previously employed by Ernst & Young as Associate Director of People Services, Africa Projects, South Africa with responsibility for Sub Saharan Africa.

She then served at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated as Group Human Resources Business Partner for Domestic Bank working across 33 countries.

She then moved to Standard Chartered Bank rising to Head of Human Resources, West Africa with responsibility for Nigeria, Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroun, Gambia and Sierra Leone.

Ms Ebe-Arthur is currently the Group Head, Human Capital Management and Development for First Bank Nigeria and Subsidiaries and is accountable for setting the People Strategy across the Banks footprint in Africa, United Kingdom and the representative offices in France and China.

Commenting on the appointments, the CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh said: “We are very excited to welcome very accomplished, diverse, professionals to the MTN Ghana Board.

As a company that is transitioning into a full digital operator, we are happy to have them join us accelerate the process of giving our valued Customers a distinct digital experience, whilst driving towards our 2023 ambition of becoming a digital operator”.

Welcoming the new members to the board, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Ghana, Dr Ishmael Yamson, is confident that onboarding these outstanding individuals with diverse skills and professions, should enhance and strengthen the performance of the oversight role of the Board.

He also expressed his profound gratitude to Mr Abeasi and Mr Kadri for their dedication, sacrifices and excellent performance, and for contributing immensely to the governance and oversight of the Company.

The Independent Non-Executive Directors shall hold office until the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, where they shall be eligible for re-election by the Shareholders of Scancom Plc.

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