Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer, GE Africa
Patricia Obozuwa is the Director of Communications & Public Affairs, GE Africa – a position she has held since April 2012 when she built the function at GE. She leads a team of communicators across Sub-Saharan Africa, building and protecting GE’s brand and reputation. She established 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 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 Africa Women’s Network. She is a member of the Lagos State Industry Advisory Board for the Yaba ICT Hub/Cluster project. She is also the West Africa co-regional leader for the Africa CEO Forum Women in Business Network and she is on the jury of the “Africa Excellence Awards” (since 2016).
Prior to joining GE, she was Head, External Relations, Nigeria and Corporate Communication Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa at Procter & Gamble (P&G). Before joining P&G in 2005, Patricia was the Arts and Sponsorship Manager for the British Council in Nigeria.