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Pamela Djamson-Tettey replaces Yaw Kwakwa as Ghana Airports Company new MD

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Pamela Djamson-Tettey, Yaw Kwakwa, Ghana Airports Company

The Board of the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) has appointed Pamela Djamson-Tettey as the new Managing Director (MD) of the company, effective February 18, 2022.

This is after Yaw Kwakwa submitted his resignation as the MD of GACL effective close of day, February 17, 2022.

The GACL Board held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 on the issue, reports Graphic Online’s Maclean Kwofi.

With this appointment, Graphic Online recalls that Djamson-Tettey becomes the third woman to lead the state-owned company that has exclusive responsibility for developing, maintaining, planning and managing airports in Ghana.

The other two women who held the position per Graphic Online’s checks before her were Essie Anno-Sackey (2007—2009) and Mrs Doreen Owusu-Fianko (2009—2013).

Djamson-Tettey assumed the position as the sixth MD of the company since it was established in 2007.

Other past MDs include Charles Kwame Asare (2014—2017), John Dekyem Attafuah (2017—2019) and the immediate past Yaw Kwakwa.

Announcement 

A press release issued by the GACL Board in Accra on February 16, announced her appointment as the new MD of the GACL.

Following an emergency meeting of the GACL Board held on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, Yaw Kwakwa submitted his resignation as the Managing Director of GACL effective close of day, February 17, 2022.

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The GACL Board has subsequently appointed Madam Pamela Djamson-Tettey as the new MD of GACL effective February 18, 2022.”

Who is Pamela Djamson-Tettey

The release said Pamela Djamson-Tettey has over 25 years of proven track record in senior management including nine years in the mining industry, nine years in the manufacturing sector and five years in the power sector.

It adds that Pamela is well-networked with a confident approach and integrity, and also strategically astute, possesses a strong ability to build sustainable relationships, with excellent interpersonal communication and language skills.

Pamela has excellent analytical skills with a strong bias for political science, government relations, community relations, environment, international relations and diplomatic protocols.”

Work and education

The release also indicated that between 2001-2009, Pamela was the Executive Director and Director Corporate Relations at Diageo Ghana -Guinness Ghana Breweries (GGBL).

As member of the Board of Directors of GGBL and a key member of the GGBL Executive team, her responsibilities included a wide range of business-critical agendas including; Corporate Communications, Public Policy, Stakeholder Engagement, Strategic Planning, Corporate Brand Reputation, Sustainable Development and key Spokesperson for GGBL.

“Pamela holds a BA (Cum Laude) degree in International Relations from the United States International University Herts, UK, and San Diego California, USA (1982-1985), Postgraduate Diploma (Merit), Politics & Diplomacy, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1985 — 1986) and an MA degree in International Relations, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (1986-1987).

She is an accredited member of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) Ghana,” it added.

GACL

The GACL was established as a result of the decoupling of the existing Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) in line with modern trends in the aviation industry.

The company was registered in January 2006 with specific responsibility for planning, developing, managing and maintaining all airports and aerodromes in Ghana including Kotoka International Airport (KIA), Kumasi Airport, Tamale Airport, Sunyani Airport, Ho Airport, WA Airstrip as well as various Airstrips.

GACL is an implementing agency under the Ministry of Transport. The Company commenced business on January 1, 2007.

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