The Head of Public Relations for Western Region’s Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Philip Osei Bonsu is amongst forty (40) fellows who are heading to the United States of America (USA) on the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) for a 6-week leadership training.
Announcing the 2017 cohort of the Mandela Washington Fellows from Ghana, U.S. Embassy Ghana on Facebook posted a picture of the 40 winners. Sharing the picture on his (Philip Osei Bonsu) active Facebook page, the post attracted numerous likes and congratulatory messages from his Facebook friends who share in his joy and also for making the Western Region proud.
Profiling him on the U.S. Embassy Ghana Facebook page, the embassy wrote (unedited);
Philip Osei Bonsu is a corporate communications executive, a broadcast journalist, and an entrepreneur. Currently, Philip is the Head of Public Relations for the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) in the Western Region. He also hosts Skyy Power FM’s weekend news analysis program “News Review.” Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of OBPR Consult, a public relations firm.
Previously, Philip served as the Brand Manager of Skyy Power FM and doubled as the host of Western Region’s biggest breakfast show, the Jolly Breakfast Show, on the same station. At the corporate level, he worked as the Corporate Communications Manager of Skyy Media Group. Philip is a Tullow Scholar who holds an MSc in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Philip is committed to promoting entrepreneurship to youth; he is the convener for the Western Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Summit, which aims to equip youth with the right entrepreneurial skills to tap into the immense opportunities the Western Region provides. He hopes to train 10,000 youths in the next ten years. Philip believes entrepreneurs create jobs and boost economies.
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. Former President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Sub-Saharan Africa.
The Young African Leaders Initiative, or YALI, is not just a fellowship, or an online community, or a place to go for regional leadership training. YALI is all three!
For more information log on to www.yali.state.gov
Author: Nana Kwesi Coomson (www.233times.com) @nkcoomson on Twitter. Profile of Philip Osei Bonsu: U.S. Embassy Ghana Facebook page
A Freelance Journalist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. Editor-in-Chief of www.233times.com. A contributory writer for Ghanaian Chronicle Newspaper. An alumnus of Adisadel College where he read General Arts. He holds first degree in Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ghana; Political Science (major) and History (minor). He has also pursued MSc Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Energy with Public Relations (PR) at the Robert Gordon University in the United Kingdom. His mentors are Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffet, Sam Jonah, Kwaku Sakyi Addo and Piers Morganview all posts by: Nana Kwesi Coomson
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