Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe has joined the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) as the first female Director for Corporate Affairs and Media Relations since its establishment.
Kobi Hemaa has over 14 years of experience in marketing, events, and communication. Kobi Hemaa’s work extends beyond public relations, and she is significant in media and international relations, tourism, journalism, diplomacy, and philanthropy.
She began her career as a journalist and remained active in journalism until 2018 when she joined the corporate world as Head of Corporate Communications at Ghana Post. As a media practitioner, she hosted programs on TV Africa, Light TV, Adom TV, Homebase TV, and GTV. She has, within the years, directed TV programs, mentored and trained many young talents in the media landscape. In 2016, she was rated as part of the country’s top five female morning show hosts. In December 2019, she was adjudged the TV Personality of the year at the Ghana Leadership Awards for her exemplary leadership in the media industry and her consistent promotion of “Made in Ghana” for over a decade, which has had a significant and positive impact on advancing Ghana.
She grooms and nurtures leaders in the public and private sectors on brand visibility, communications, and media relations. She leads major enterprise-level projects on negotiations, Investor relations, Market Entry Strategies, Multicultural Relations, Brand sustainability, Protocol, and Public Diplomacy in Ghana, Nigeria, and the Netherlands.
She is a YALI Alumni and holds a master’s in Public Relations from Ghana Institute of Journalism, an MBA in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy from Maastricht School of Management, Netherlands, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Information System from Regent University College of Science and Technology, a Certificate in Digital Marketing Strategy from the University of the Arts, London.
She is the first Ghanaian member of the World Communication Forum. She is a member of the Ghana Journalist Association (GJA), Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG), Institute of Public Relations (IPR), Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK (CIPR), and Women in Cybersecurity, West Africa Affiliate.
Through her community base organization, ‘Angeles Foundation’, she promotes Entrepreneurial skills, Development of Boy Child Education, and Fights to reduce Cancer cases in the country. During the Coronavirus pandemic, she was trained by the World Health Organization on Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus.
Commenting on her current position, Afia Kobi Hemaa said: “I am delighted to be part of this family; being the first female Director for Corporate Affairs and Media Relations at GI-KACE makes it an honour and privilege. I will therefore do my best to bring onboard all my skillset to make the Corporate Affairs and Media Relations Department outstanding. Together with the Corporate Affairs and Media team, we shall project the centre’s brand.”
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT is an Advanced Information Technology Institute and the ICT Capacity Development Agency of the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation. The Centre provides globally competitive Research and Innovation, Consultancy and Advisory Services, and Human and Institutional Capacity Building through hands-on, quality-oriented, and demand-driven products and services for accelerated national development to serve the 21st century.