Kwame Annor, the Chief HR Officer of AirtelTigo has resigned from the company having led the strategic integration of people and processes of Ghana’s second biggest telecom provider by subscriber numbers.
The HR professional, who was recently named as one of the top HR practitioners in the country is leaving the company after successfully leading a winning talent strategy first for Airtel Ghana and subsequently for AirtelTigo for a cumulative 5-year period.
His resignation takes effect from June 2018.
Kwame Annor was appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer for AirtelTigo in November 2017 following a recruitment process post approval of the highly publicised merger of Airtel and Tigo Ghana by the National Communications Authority late last year.
During his tenure as HR Chief of the telecom giant, aside integrating employees for the merged entity, he is credited with overseeing the harmonisation of HR processes, the development of a robust and equitable compensation and benefits structure and for effectively managing the retrenchment process for the company in accordance with Ghana’s labour laws.
A brief internal memo, announcing his exit by the CEO of AirtelTigo, Roshi Motman, read: “I deeply regret to announce the decision of Kwame Annor, our CHRO, to leave AirtelTigo to pursue personal interests outside the company. Kwame, a consummate professional has successfully overseen the implementation of our strategic talent agenda, leading the integration of our people, the harmonisation of HR processes, the retrenchment process and the development of HR policies to put us on a sound footing to realise synergies from the merger as well as to support our bold ambition of becoming a leading telecom operator in Ghana.
I am grateful to Kwame for his wise counsel, support and ownership over the last 8 months and I wish him well in his future endeavours”.
Kwame Annor joined Airtel in December 2013 as Senior HR Manager, Compensations and Benefits and later as Head of HR Operations and Business Partner for Commercial functions. By dint of hard work and exemplary leadership, he rose through the ranks to become Head of HR and subsequently HR Director spearheading the transformation of the company’s HR function to support the company’s bold growth ambitions. Under his leadership, Airtel Ghana received a number of awards including Best Company in Performance Management by HR Focus Magazine as well as being named one of the best places to work in Ghana.
Kwame Annor is a multi-talented HR leader with over 10 years’ senior management experience across multinational telecom, services and FMCG companies.
His expertise includes HR policy and procedure development, talent acquisition and development, organisational design, employee relations and labour law.
He is passionate about empowering people to fully realise their potential and has championed initiatives, such as the Airtel Hello World Series to empower students and fresh graduates with the requisite skills to excel in the world of work.
He was prominently listed as one of the top 40 HR leaders doing amazing things in Ghana.
Kwame is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration at the Nobel International Business School (NiBS).