Ghana will in the next 54 days witness the biggest gathering of corporate leadership ever assembled in one place to address the most important issues facing corporate Ghana.
The third in the row of the annual Ghana CEO Summit and Awards, with President Nana Akufo-Addo in attendance, and hosting about 500 CEOs and 40 speakers and panellists, including world-renowned CEO experts, Roger Harrop and Neville Gaunt, is expected to meet the intellectual capital needs of leadership within the corporate world.
At the media launch of the this year’s CEO Summit, to be held on May 21 and 22 in Accra, CEO of the Chief Executives Network Ghana Limited, Mr Ernest De-Graft Egyir traced the problems of most corporate entities, including some banks that have either been taken over or put under administration to the “lack of leadership and good corporate governance.”
Drawing inference from the theme for the summit: Leadership, Innovation, Investment for Business and Economic Transformation, Egyir described issues to be discussed as “critical to the private sector as well as state owned enterprises bringing to sharp focus the opportunities evolving out of the accelerating pace of economic growth and fundamental restructuring of the business environment.
He argued that humans naturally would wish for a sense of belonging even after self-actualisation, which the Summit provides so there will be that “peer-to-peer interaction amongst business people.
Egyir posited: “Your net worth is your network.”
Consulting Partner of Deloitte, Knowledge partners of the CEO Summit, Mr Martin Atta Fynn, advised business leaders to provide the required leadership and innovative value propositions to produce high business model redesigns capable of transforming their businesses and the economy at large.
“Businesses need to examine their current business models, reveal orthodoxies, identify emerging trend such as the digital agenda, and use design thinking processes to tear apart their existing moulds.”
Chairman for the occasion, Mr Moses Baiden, said the CEO Summit has become a “rallying point” for businesses both in Ghana and abroad to propel the private sector.
He said it was time businesses looked beyond the economic considerations and build businesses that are “significantly impactful on the current generation and sustainable.”
The 3rd CEO Summit will have six sessions, the first being a Conversation with a former President, the second session will be a Leadership Panel treating “effective leadership.”
Doing Business in Ghana will be the focus on the third panel, while Panel four will be the Economy Panel.
The Board Chair Panel and the CEO Masterclass will be for the fifth and sixth panels respectively.
The summit will bring together board chairpersons, CEOs, entrepreneurs and partners along with Ministers of State and economic policy makers and managers.
By Godfred Tawiah Gogo