Adwoa Afriyie Wiafe will begin serving as the Chief Corporate Services and Sustainability Officer (CCSSO) for MTN Ghana on May 1st, 2023.
Adwoa will oversee the Corporate Services function with an emphasis on the departments of Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability, Corporate Communications, and Commercial Legal in her new position. As the Foundation’s executive director, she will also sit on the board of the MTN Ghana Foundation.
Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana, commented on her appointment “I am excited about the appointment of Adwoa Afriyie Wiafe and wish to use this opportunity to warmly welcome her to the Y’ello family. With her rich experience in the corporate space over the years, I am confident that Adwoa will fully support MTN’s sustainability initiatives which is a new dimension of the business to realize MTN’s Ambition 2025.
Adwoa previously worked for the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), where she served on the executive team and was in charge of the organization’s legal, compliance, and regulatory affairs. She led the negotiation of significant deals for GNPC, took part in the study of legislation, and served on numerous intergovernmental teams on issues pertaining to the petroleum industry in her capacity as GNPC’s representative before regulatory organizations.
Prior to joining GNPC, Adwoa had positions in the Special Court for Sierra Leone, an ad hoc war crimes court established by the United Nations, Saah & Partners in Ghana, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, and the United Nations Mission in Liberia. She has contributed to papers and publications at the national and international levels, and she is currently an adjunct lecturer for the LLM/MA in Energy Law program at the University of Ghana School of Law, Legon.
Adwoa has a master’s degree in law (LLM) from Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the United States, a bachelor’s degree in civil law (BCL) from St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, a qualifying certificate in law (QCL) from Ghana School of Law, and a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Ghana.