AfricaCom Awards 2015: CEO of the Year

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Cape Town, South Africa: For her outstanding transformational leadership, Roshi Motman, CEO of Tigo Ghana has been named CEO of the Year at the 2015 COM World Series AfricaCom Awards held in Cape Town, South Africa.

The prestigious award recognizes the outstanding contribution of a business leader in the field of telecoms & ICT within an African listed company.

It also celebrates business leaders who contribute towards the expansion, growth and quality of the telecoms, ICT and digital industry, as well as promoting socio-economic growth through access to telecoms and ICT services, most notably to the disadvantaged segments of society.

Roshi is part of Millicom’s (Tigo’s parent company) drive to increase female leaders across the African continent. As well as Roshi, Millicom’s Senior Leadership Team in Africa include Cynthia Gordon (Africa CEO), Rachel Samren (Executive Vice President of External Affairs), Uche Ofodile (CEO, Tigo DRC) and Chantal Umutoni Kagame (Deputy CEO, Tigo Rwanda).

Millicom is currently running a programme to raise awareness, enhance recruitment and talent management from a diversity perspective.

Cynthia Gordon, Millicom’s Africa CEO said: “We are passionate about promoting gender diversity at Millicom and I am delighted that we have such a fantastic role model in Roshi. We need to continue to ensure that the same chances for success and digital access are available to not only all our employees but to all African women as they make and influence more of the decisions around the purchasing of smartphones and use of data.“

In her acceptance speech for the award, Roshi thanked her management team, staff and customers for their continued support to the business. She also emphasized the importance of new wave companies such as Tigo that were committed to hiring locally and promoting talent from within. 

Since taking up the reins of Tigo Ghana as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer in 2014, Roshi has not only steered the telecom company towards a refreshed brand outlook, aggressive network expansion, massive service delivery improvements, and increased subscriber growth, but has also transformed communities, touched lives and been a source of inspiration for many. 

Her outstanding track record of developing and nurturing talent, and making bold business decisions, sets her apart as an exceptional leader. 

Among her many exemplary roles and initiatives, she has also chaired the Ghana Telecoms Chamber, and mentored young women to create innovation through technology. 

AfricaCom is the biggest and most esteemed tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. This year’s event was attended by thousands of digital movers and shakers in Africa and supported by the most renowned speakers in the digital industry in Africa and beyond.

Roshi’s award is testament to Tigo’s stellar business performance over the past year and a half and positioning as the digital lifestyle brand of choice for Ghanaians.