MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana, has announced the appointment of Sam Addo as the General Manager for MTN Business and Modupe Kadri, as Chief Financial Officer.
As the General Manager for MTN Business, Sam is responsible for Business Sales, ICT Sales and Business Development, Business Sales Operations and Support. Until his new appointment, Sam Addo was the General Manager in charge of Distributive Trade and Regional Sales- Southern Ghana, in the Sales and Distribution Division of MTN Ghana. He was responsible for administrative leadership for all the functions in the Southern Ghana Business Unit, including Western, Central, Eastern and Volta regions.
Before joining MTN in 2008, Sam Addo had worked for 13 years with Unilever where he acquired extensive local and international experience in sales leadership. Sam Addo, Holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Ghana and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.
Modupe Kadri, moves from MTN Nigeria to take up the role of Chief Financial Officer in MTN Ghana. He spent most of his seven-year career at MTN Nigeria as General Manager of Financial Operations, advising the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and stakeholders on business operations. Most recently, Modupe held the position of General Manager for Financial Planning in MTN Nigeria. Prior to his appointment in Ghana, he was the acting Chief Financial Officer at MTN Nigeria for a three month period.
Modupe Kadri holds a Bsc (Hons) degree in Economics from the University of Lagos and also holds a Master’s degree in Management from the same institution. He started his professional career where he trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with the firm PricewaterhouseCoopers spanning a period of 11 years.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is also an alumni of both INSEAD and Columbia Business Schools.
In a statement announcing the appointments, MTN Ghana CEO Serame Taukobong congratulated Sam Addo and Modupe Kadri for their new roles. He said, “MTN has over the years been very keen on capitalizing on expertise to drive business agenda. Modupe’s and Sam’s demonstrated leadership skills and resilience will help MTN maintain its leadership position in Ghana.”
Eric Nsarkoh who was General Manager for MTN Business was also appointed as the Sales and Distribution Executive for MTN Ghana at the beginning of the year.