Accra, 20th November 2014: Airtel Ghana, CSR Company of the Year today announced a newly appointed advisory board for its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. Board members include Philip Sowah, the former MD of Airtel Ghana, Vicky Wireko-Andoh, a public relations consultant and journalist and Kweku Andoh Awotwi former CEO Volta River Authority.
The advisory board will provide strategic guidance on the company’s corporate social responsibility vision, partnering strategy and technology innovations in CSR.
The appointments follow the company’s adoption of a new policy aimed at helping the company achieve its CSR goals in areas of health, education and development of youth. Airtel is embracing the direction after research identified wide gaps in solving issues in the three socio-economic areas across Africa.
“As Airtel Ghana continues to increase brand recognition and rapid growth across the telecom industry, we are excited and honored to announce the formation of our Advisory Board,” said Lucy Quist, MD of Airtel Ghana. “These distinguished individuals bring years of technical experience coupled with exceptional business expertise and they will be a valuable resource as Airtel Ghana’s CSR continues to make a positive difference in the lives of our people.”
The MD of Airtel Ghana also added: “The role of the business sector is becoming increasingly critical. At Airtel we acknowledge the importance of addressing common societal problems because without communities, we cannot survive as a business. Improving the health and education of a people are key pillars of our strategy. The youth are also a critical part of our focus as they create sustainability of our value systems in Africa.”
Airtel Ghana’s CSR initiatives have won many prestigious awards this year including CSR Company of the Year at the Mobile Telecom Awards, CIMG Marketing Oriented Company of the Year and Brand Activation Program of the Year for Airtel Rising Stars as well as Bharti Change Maker Award – Gold Category.