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Business News of Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Source: Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana

Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executives nominated for GECE Awards

Some outstanding Entrepreneurs and Corporate Chief Executives have been nominated to receive honours at the 7th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA 2017).

A statement signed by the Founder and President of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), Sam Ato Gaisie, said the theme for this year’s event stresses the need to enhance business relationship between entrepreneurs and corporate executives and also promote the government’s private sector development initiative.

Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA) is an initiative of Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana, in collaboration with Entrepreneurs Association of Ghana, Ministries of Trade and Industry and Finance.

This year’s event to be held under the theme: Promoting economic growth through private sector development, is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Banquet Hall, State House under the headline sponsorship of Omnibank.

Nominees for the Entrepreneur Awards include Mr. Gobind R Wadhwani, Managing Director of Kane-em Industries Ltd; Mr. Joseph Kojo Biney, CEO of Baj Freight and Logistics Ltd; Rev. Dr Kwaku Frimpong, CEO of Frimps Oil Co. Ltd; Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, President of Groupe Ideal; Mr. Emmanuel T. Obeng, CEO of Jislah Financial Services Ltd.; Mr. Edmund Akoto-Bamfo, Chairman of Beatex Enterprise Ltd.;Mr.Eric Seddy Kutortse, Chairman of First Sky Group of Companies, Dr. Maxwell N. Owusu, CEO of Rockcare Clinic Ltd.; Mr. John Kufuor, CEO of African Regent Hotel; Mr. Seth Yeboah Ocran, CEO of YOKS Investments Ltd; and Madam Felicia Twumasi, CEO of Homefoods Processing & Cannery Ltd.

Others are: Mr.Sunil Wadhwani, Executive Director of Kane-em Industries Ltd.; Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani, CEO of B5 Plus Ltd, Mrs. Gina Ama Blay, CEO of Western Publications Ltd.; and Mr. Emmanuel Anane,CEO of Gentle Gaints Co. Ltd.

The rest are Mrs. Abigail Asolange Harley, CEO of AI – Energy Group; Dr Kofi Amoa Abban, CEO of Rigworld International Services Ltd; Dr. Andre Kwasi-Kumah, CEO of Eden Family Hospital; Mr. David Osei Amankwah, CEO of David Walter Ltd.; Mr. Mono Sethi, CEO of Sethi Reality; Mr. Richard Dugan, Group CEO of McOttley Holdings; Mr. Sammy Adjepong and Mrs Florence Adjepong, Founders of Alpha Beta Education Center. Ms.Angela Kyeremanten-Jimoh, Chief Executive Officer of IBM Ghana and Mr. Joshy Varkey of Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Ltd

The award categories include: Entrepreneur of the year, Lifetime Entrepreneur achievement, Industrialist of the year, Woman Entrepreneur, Young Entrepreneur, Agro Business, Health & Medical services, Herbal Industry, Household Industry, Oil & Gas.

Others are: Financial Services, Food &Beverage, Hospitality & Tourism Industry, Transport & Logistics, Building & Construction Industry, Rubber & Plastics, Real Estate Development ,Information Communication, Technology, Education Entrepreneur of the year.

The entrepreneurship award judging criteria would include an assessment of entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance and growth, vision and innovation, personal integrity and commitment, strategic marketing involvement and Corporate Social responsibility.

Corporate Executive award nominees

Nominees for the Corporate Executives awards include Mr. Joe Mensah, Vice President and Country Manager of Kosmos Energy Ghana; Mr. Ebenezer Asante, CEO of MTN Ghana; Mrs. Freda Duplan, Managing Director of Nestle Ghana Ltd.; Mr. Emmanuel Adu-Sarkodee, Group CEO of CDH Group; Mr. Felix Nyarko- Pong, CEO of uniBank Ghana Ltd; Mr. Philip Oti-Mensah, CEO of Omnibank Ltd; Mr. Kojo Addae-Mensah, Group CEO of Data Bank Group; Mr. Tor Nygard, CEO of Dangote Cement Ghana Ltd; and Mr. Kofi Ampong, CEO of Broll Ghana.

Others are: Dr. Gideon Amenyedor, Vice Chairman of Vanguard Assurance Company Ltd. Madam.ValentinaMinta, CEO of West blue Consulting, Ms. Lucy Quist, CEO, Airtel Ghana, Mr. Raman Malhotra, Country Manager, MAC Ghana Auto Ltd. Mr. Hendrick Du Preez, Country Manager, Emirates Airline, Mr. NourSeklaoui, Managing Director, Electroland Ghana Ltd, Mr. Li YueXin, Managing Director, Homepro Ghana Ltd and Mr. Emmanuel Asiedu, CEO of Gratis Foundation

The Corporate Executive award is Ghana’s most prestigious business awards event, recognising the individual excellence of senior executives. The awards do not celebrate a company’s success, but rather the exceptional contribution made by the CEOs, Managing Directors, and senior management who drive Ghana’s greatest organizations..

The award categories are: Chief Executive Officer of the Year 2016, Group Chief Executive, Managing Director, Woman Chief Executive of the year, Oil & Gas Chief Executive, Universal Banking Chief Executive, Investment Banking, SME Financial Services Chief Executive, Food & Beverage Chief Executive, Agri-business Chief Executive and Automotive Chief Executive.

Others are: Mobile Telecommunication Chief Executive, Information Technology Chief Executive, Toiletries Chief Executive, Insurance Chief Executive, Airline Chief Executive.

The Corporate Executive award judging criteria would also include an assessment of Corporate Vision and Innovation, Financial Performance and Growth, Personal Integrity and Commitment, Strategic and Marketing Involvement and Proven Involvement in Corporate Social Responsibility.