Ebenezer Twum Asante, MTN Ghana CEO, has been adjudged the overall CEO of the Year in Africa’s telecommunication industry at the AfricaCom Awards. Mr. Themba Zotwane, Senior Manager Operations in the West and Central Africa (WECA) Region received the award on behalf of Mr. Asante.
AfricaCom is Africa’s most prominent annual industry awards for the telecommunications and information technology sector. This award comes barely a month after he was adjudged the Best CEO in the MTN Group.
Mr Twum Asante is the first Ghanaian CEO of MTN Ghana. He is credited for the company’s consistent growth in the market share and entrenched leadership in the telecommunication industry.
Recently, MTN Ghana subscriber base saw a 3% growth to over 18 million, shooting its total market share to almost 50 per cent, and mobile data market share to over 60 per cent. MTN Ghana currently has 18 million subscribers and was the first telecoms operator to acquire a 4G LTE license at a cost of US$67.5million. MTN commercially launched its 4G LTE services on 21st June in all 10 regions of Ghana after it acquired the license in December 2015. This year, MTN has spent $96 million on network and information systems including the rollout of the 4G network.
MTN Ghana has within a period of one week won several other prestigious awards.
MTN Ghana’s Finance Team swept three awards at the CFOs Awards organized by Instinct Waves. In addition, at the Advertising Association of Ghana’s Gong Gong Awards, four of MTN Ghana’s creative campaigns won prestigious awards.
Mr Twum Asante attributed these multiple awards to the commitment shown by the strong leadership team and the dedicated staff of MTN Ghana.
“It’s a blend of hard work, dedication and the commitment to delight our customers that drives us to excel in our work” he said. “The awards demonstrate our vision and strategy to offer value to our customers.”
He added that these awards are a recognition of the consistent growth the company has witnessed over the years. He dedicated the awards to all MTN customers.
Other awards the company has received this year include the GITTA Best Customer Service of the Year Award for the third consecutive time and three prestigious Institute of Public Relations awards. MTN also recently won the Engineering Business Management award in recognition of its 4G LTE project.