The Ghana CEO awards was recently held with several meriting individuals receiving awards for their commitments in their separate establishments.
The event, which fell off on Saturday September 30 in Accra, celebrated over 30 CEOs from different private and public organizations for their contributions to propelling the Sustainable Development Goals in Ghana.
As per the organizers, Globe Productions, awardees showed an unflinching obligation to sustainable development through practices, for example, eco-friendly business operations, investments in clean energy, improved working conditions, and initiatives promoting access to education, healthcare, job opportunities, skills training, and financial inclusion.
The awards fills in as a platform to respect visionaries who have flourished against challenges, transforming thoughts into the real world. This year’s beneficiaries were selected for their major contributions to acknowledging SDG Goals in Ghana.
At the event, investors were urged to put resources into projects helping local communities. The British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson, also underscored the pivotal role of private sector-led innovation, investment, and collaboration in achieving SDG targets, particularly in reducing global poverty.
The VP, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, additionally called upon business leaders in Ghana to team up with the government in accomplishing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
Among the distinguished award winners were, the Founder and Managing Director of Zeepay received the CEO of the Year (Private Sector) award, while the President of the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development, George Agyekum Nana Donkor, was honored as CEO of the Year (Africa). Dr. Kenneth Kwaku, an international business consultant, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Other notable awardees included Mr. Daniel Asiedu, Managing Director of OmniBSIC Bank, who was named the Personality of the Year (Private Sector); Rocky Dawuni, founder of Aquarian Records, was awarded CEO of the Year (Music); Mr. Ato Afful, the Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Ltd (GCGL) was recognised as the CEO of the Year in the Print Media category, Sammi Awuku, Director-General of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), was recognized as CEO of the Year (Public Sector); and Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid,the Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), was acknowledged as Personality of the Year (Public Sector).
Additional winners included: Dr. Kenneth Ashigbey, Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, who was honored as CEO of the Year (Chamber); Samuel Dubik Masubir Mahama, Managing Director of the Electricity Company of Ghana, was awarded CEO of the Year (Power); Kennedy Osei, the General Manager of the Despite Group of Companies was named Young Achiever of the Year; and Professor Amin Alhassan, the Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation, received the CEO of the Year (Electronic Media) accolade.