Nominations open for 2018 Ghana Industry CEO Awards

Nominations are about to open for potential winners of the maiden edition of the Ghana Industry CEO Awards. Nominations will be accepted from Tuesday September 4, to Tuesday, September 18, 2018, a two week period.

The 2018 Ghana Industry CEO Awards are being organized by The Business Executive magazine, publishers of a leading monthly journal, published from Accra and circulated across the West African sub region through a unique collaboration with the Federation of West African Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre is the supporting institution for the awards scheme and its CEO, Mr Yofi Grant is the Awards Ambassador.

The awards, which will subsequently be conferred annually aim at identifying and publicly recognizing the most outstanding CEOs across 15 delineated sectors of the economy, with a view to encouraging improved corporate governance and institutional leadership standards in the country. Winners and both the first and second runners up in each sector will be honoured at a red carpet buffet dinner awards ceremony scheduled for November 23 in Accra.

Nominations which will be done by the general public – both self nominations and third party nominations are allowed – are the first step in a thorough and painstaking process through which the eventual winners will be determined. After the nominations close a dedicated team of research consultants will conduct due diligence and verify the claims made in the nominations, and from this will derive a short list of nominees who will subsequently be voted for by the general public in a process which will last from October 5 to October 19.

AA&K Services an indigenous auditing and management consultancy firm, rated “A” by the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Ghana [ICAG] will serve as voting validators and indeed have the mandate to supervise and ensure the integrity of the entire voting process.

Nominations can be made through a dedicated website established by The Business Executive for the awards at the address: https://ghiceoawards.com

The website sets out criteria that will be considered in assessing nominations received. These include evidence of outstanding professional and leadership conduct by nominees, level of expertise, commitment to good corporate governance and to fiscal and corporate social responsibility and actual accomplishments, both professional and managerial.

Nominees will be drawn from CEOs of both privately owned and public enterprises – but not government bureaucratic institutions and non-profit social and religious institutions. Furthermore they must be CEOs of enterprises that are members of the Association of Ghana Industries, Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ghana Club 100 or be listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange.

According to Paulette Kporo, Publisher and CEO of the Business Executive magazine, the organizers are expecting hundreds of nominations and thousands of eventual votes. She also confirms that corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, with sponsorship packages being structured to fit the specific budgets and objectives of each sponsor.