UT Bank’s CEO, Prince Kofi Amoabeng, was also adjudged the Most Respected CEO for 2012 based on a survey in which CEOs were requested to choose the companies and CEOs they most respected and assign reasons for their choices. The highest nominee for each of these two categories was presented with the Most Respected Company and Most Respected CEO awards.
The bank was in the category of equally competent companies such as Unilever Ghana Ltd, Databank Group, Guinness Ghana Breweries Group, Multimedia Broadcasting Limited, Nestlé Ghana Limited, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, Airtel and Ecobank Ghana.
The awards programme which was held under the theme “Growing the leadership and talent pipeline” was jointly organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Business and Financial Times to reward excellence in corporate Ghana.
Speaking to Citi Business News after the awards, Mr. Amoabeng underscored the importance of having “people centered operational activities.”
He said: “It’s all about the people we serve. I thought the awards were becoming monotonous, but if according to peer review, we top all, then we welcome this award.”
The Ghana’s Most Respected Company and CEO Awards is a biennial opinion survey conducted amongst CEOs of various organizations in Ghana. The objective of this year’s awards is to crystallize how industry has grown leadership and talent over the years.
Below is a full list of the award winners.
MOST RESPECTED COMPANIES OF THE YEAR 2012
1st – UT Bank
2ND – Kasapreko
3rd – RLG
4th – Databank
5th – Vodafone
6th – Scancom Ltd
6th – Multimedia Group
7th – Ashesi University
8th – Nestle Ghana Limited
9th – Zoomlion Ghana Limited
10TH – Ecobank Ghana
MOST RESPECTED CEOs FOR 2012 1ST – Prince Kofi Amoabeng – UT BANK
2ND – Roland Agambire – RLG
3RD – Martyn Mensah – KASAPREKO
4TH – Patrick Awuah – ASHESI UNIVERSITY
5TH – Josephn Agyepong – ZOOMLION
6TH – Kwesi Twum – Multimedia
7th – Dzigbordi Dosso – ALLURE AFRICA
8TH – Ken Ofofi Atta – DATABANK
9TH – Edward Effah – FIDELITY BANK
10TH – Michael Ikpoki – MTN
via Lorrencia Adam/Citifmonline