The Nigerian-based executive who has an extensive background in communications, personal branding, and public affairs joins The Coca Cola Company’s Africa Leadership Team as the Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Africa.
Patricia Obozuwa yesterday announced her appointment with the Coca Cola Company as its new Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Africa.
The former Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer for GE Africa disclosed the news of her most recent career achievement via social media with a statement that read:
“I’m super excited to join The Coca Cola Company’s Africa Leadership Team as the Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Africa.”
She assumed her role as the Vice President, Government Affairs, Communications & Sustainability for Africa effective yesterday.
Patricia brings with her 20 years of experience in strategic brand building and developing digitally-led, analytics-supported consumer engagement campaigns that deliver award-winning results. She is credited on Forbes for building and protecting GE’s brand and image in Africa after she led a team of communicators across Sub-Saharan Africa to establish GE Africa’s corporate social responsibility platform, GE Kujenga, aimed at empowering people by building valuable skills, equipping communities with new tools and technology and elevating innovative ideas that are solving Africa’s challenges.
In 2016, Patricia also established the ‘GE Lagos Garage,’ a hub for advanced manufacturing skills development that has produced over 250 graduates in Nigeria to date (June 2018). She is the founding co-hub leader of the GE Women’s Network for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Prior to joining GE, she was Head, External Relations, Nigeria and Corporate Communication Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa at Procter & Gamble (P&G) where she pioneered the public relations function and built the West Africa communications team from scratch. Before joining P&G in 2005, Patricia was the Arts and Sponsorship Manager for the British Council in Nigeria.
Patricia serves as a Non-Executive Director on the board of The Water Trust (US-Headquartered Non-Profit Organization). She is also a member of the Lagos State Industry Advisory Board for the Yaba ICT Hub/Cluster project, and she is on the jury of the “Africa Excellence Awards” (since 2016).