Meet the new GRIDCo Head of Public Affairs
Vodafone’s Corporate Relations Manager, Ebenezer Amankwah, is set to join the wholesale energy transmitter GRIDCo as its new Head of Public Affairs.
The move comes at an interesting time for the power provider, following staff agitations over unpaid debts owed it by government institutions including Valco, ECG and NedCo. Recent power outages have also put the company under the spotlight; especially as the year draws to a close.
Ebenezer is expected to assume office this week in a move that is sure to bring some enthusiasm and vigor into GRIDCo’s engagement with the external public.
Ebenezer has more than 13-years experience in the private sector, having worked as a Broadcast Journalist at Citi FM and as Corporate Affairs Manager at Standard Chartered Bank.
At Vodafone, where he spent five years, he worked under three CEOs and was a key hand in driving the External Communications, Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability units under Gayheart Mensah. He was instrumental in several innovative and creative moves by the company, including a repositioning of the company as the digital telecom thought-leader in the industry.
He was also critical in the advocacy for the LTE spectrum license and redefining a strategic direction for the Vodafone Foundation.
He is a British Council Chevening Scholar.