Vodafone Ghana has appointed Hannah Ashiokai Akrong as its new Director of Human Resources, effective April 1, 2016
She joins the company from Honeywell in the United States, a Fortune 100 company where she had global HR management responsibility for teams in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.
Hannah takes over from Stella Agyenim-Boateng, who has voluntarily exited the company, effective March 31, 2016, after 8 years with Vodafone and 20 years with the erstwhile Ghana Telecom company.
Hannah Ashiokai Akrong started her career with Multimedia Broadcasting Company, Ghana before joining Ernst & Young, where she worked in a consulting capacity with their HR Advisory team.
She has also worked with Medtronic, a world leader in medical technology in various functional and business partner HR roles across various divisions of the company in the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Hannah has a BSc in Marketing from the University of Ghana and a Masters in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, USA and the IAG School of Business, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
Stella Agyenim-Boateng who is succeeded by Hannah, led Vodafone Ghana to win several awards including the Employer of Choice, Best Organisation in Employee Relations and Fittest OpCo in Vodafone (on two consecutive occasions).
She also won personal awards such as HR Focus Magazine’s HR practitioner of the Year and Most Outstanding Corporate Executive in HR. Stella’s experience will, however, continue to remain vital to Vodafone as she is expected to continue supporting the business until the end of June 2016 and will also be appointed an external member of the Board of the Vodafone Ghana Foundation.