Ato Afful starts work as new MD of Graphic

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong
Ato Afful starts work as new MD of Graphic
Ato Afful starts work as new MD of Graphic

Mr Ato Afful has started work as the new Managing Director of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).

He started work in his new role at Graphic on Monday, December 3, 2018, a statement signed and issued by the Graphic Corporate Communications Manager, Mr Emmanuel Agyei Arthur said.

The National Media Commission (NMC) appointed Mr Ato Afful as the new Managing Director of Graphic in October 2018.

Mr Afful took over from Mr Ransford Tetteh who had been acting since November 2017 after Mr Kenneth Ashigbey exited after six years as MD of Graphic.

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Mr Afful is a brand and media strategist, with international business leadership and entrepreneurial-level management experience, having managed organisations of international repute.

In his management career, he has handled extensive and senior management roles in pan-Africa advertising, brand management, broadcast television, and digital media.

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Among the top positions he occupied before joining Graphic, he was the Managing Director of Ogilvy Africa, comprising a network of 46 partner offices and served as a board member, Ogilvy Africa, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Again, he was the Regional Director, sponsored Assets & Promotions at Glo, responsible for Ghana, Benin and Nigeria as well as international communications, operating from Johannesburg, South Africa.

The new Managing Director of Graphic had also been the Managing Director, TXT Ghana and Infoboxx Media Group (Global), Ghana; the Amsterdam Film School and EM Studios, The Netherlands and Belgium.

Regarding broadcast media experience, Mr Afful was the Director, Marketing,  Brand Management, TV3 Network Limited, Ghana (Media Prima Berhad), where he oversaw the Sales, Brand Marketing, Content Development & Management, Programming and Public Relations units.

Additionally, he was the Chief Operating Officer of MultiTV in the MultiMedia Group.

Mr Afful says he is passionate about people development, particularly employing mentoring and coaching as key tools in building coherent teams.

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