18 Business Personalities inducted into the Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame
An induction ceremony has been held in Accra to officially welcome some 20 new business personalities into the Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame.
The personalities, consisting of 16 males and two females – all with proven track records in business drive and management were presented with plaques, and citations detailing their achievements in their various fields of operations.
They later took an oath binding them to remain committed to the tenets of the business industry in Ghana, among other details.
The Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame is a group of Current and Former Board Chairpersons and top-notch Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) who have been identified to be either actively working, retired or are getting to retirement and whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized and celebrated for posterity.
The event was put together by The Business Executive Limited (TBE) – publishers of The Business Executive Magazine, in collaboration with the Ghana Investment Promotion Center (GIPC). The idea is to provide a forum for the Famers to contribute individually and collectively to the growth of Corporate Ghana by sharing their knowledge, skills and experience with the current full-fledged CEOs and emerging business leaders.
The new inductees are the Group Executive Chairman of CH Group Ghana Limited, Kwaku Bediako; Chairman of Cadesmee International Company Limited, Adam Imoru Ayarna; Managing Director of Shotto Logistics Limited, Reuben Tetteh; Former Board Chairman of Ghana Cocoa Board, Hackman Owusu-Agyemang; CEO of WASK Group of Companies, Dr. Williams S. K. Anarfi; Group CEO of Pharmanova Group of Companies, Dhananjay Tripathi; and the Managing Director of M & G Pharmaceuticals Limited, Gopal Vasu.
The rest are the CEO of Apex Health Insurance Limited, Godwin Fafali Setsoafia-Tukpey; CEO of Lynbrok Company Limited, Baroness Lynda Abrokwa; CEO of Sixjays Homes, Joan Quaye-Mensah; Executive Director of Silver Star Auto Limited, Nouhad J. Kalmoni; CEO of LEMLA Group, Richard K. Atikpo; Board Chairman of Intravenous Infusions PLC, Isaac Osei.
It also include Board Chairman of Jomoro Rural Bank Limited, Prof. Cosmas Cobbold; Group Chairman of Japan Motors Trading Company, Jalal Kalmoni; Board Chairman of Anum Rural Bank, Daniel Adu Appea; Chairman of Jay Kay Industries & Investments Limited, Parshotam Aidasani; and the CEO of Approachers Ghana Limited, Alfred Obeng-Boateng (MP).
Chairman of the occasion, Kwasi Abeasi, who is a former Board Chairman of the GIPC lauded the initiative of awarding people serving on boards of companies due to the immense role of boards in the success of companies.
“We have been used to award schemes and ceremonies that recognize the roles of CEOs and staffs of institutions, but none has specifically recognized members on boards. Meanwhile, when issues go wrong in a corporate institution, it is the board that is first held accountable,” he stated while congratulating the new inductees. He urged them set good examples for others to emulate.
The Executive Director of The Business Executive Limited, Paulette Kporo, remarked in an address that “when the Ghanaian corporate community comes together in the spirit of friendship and trust, captains of business and industry can assist each other to set up new companies, expand the present industries and offer capital to young entrepreneurs to establish start-ups. When this occurs, they will create jobs that will engage our teeming unemployed youth.”
The 4th Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame induction ceremony was on the theme “Accelerating Economic Activities in Ghana: The Role of the Corporate Community”. It was attended by carefully selected invitees comprising high-profile officials such as Ministers of State, CEOs of State business regulatory agencies, Ambassadors, among others.
The event offered the opportunity for attendees to interact with some of the most influential and accomplished persons in corporate Ghana and the public sector as well as some of the most astute business and social investors in the country in a relaxed and comfortable networking atmosphere.