Iddi Yire, GNA
Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – Chief Executive
Officer of Dalex Finance Mr Ken Thompson has won the Business & Financial
Times (B&FT) Ghana Economic Forum (GEF) Businessman of the Year 2016 Award.
The award is in recognition of his excellent
performance in the financial landscape of Ghana.
The B&FT GEF maiden Excellence Awards
2016 took place in Accra at the end of the fifth GEF on the theme: “A
Ghanaian-owned economy – setting the agenda for achieving it.”
Dalex Finance is a Ghanaian non-bank
financial institution, licensed and regulated by the Bank of Ghana and has been
around since 2006.
Other distinguished personalities who were
honoured at the event include Mr Mike Nyinaku, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of
BEIGE Capital – Entrepreneur of the Year; and Kate Papafio of Reroy Cables –
Businessman of the Year.
Unilever was adjudged winner of the Business
with a Conscience Award, while the Business Pioneer of the Year Award went to
Databank, the Business of the Year Award also went to Fidelity Bank.
Mrs Edith Dankwa, the CEO, B&FT, said
the award was part of their contributions of ensuring a better Ghana for
She said the maiden award, which was in six
categories would be expanded in subsequent years to cover other areas of the
Mr Vish Ashiagbor, Country Manager of Price
Waterhouse and Coopers (PWC), whose organization facilitated the selection of
the award winners, said they were passionate about growing local businesses and
An elated Mr Thompson, expressed his
profound gratitude to the organizers of the event for the honour done them.
He said the award would go a long way to
inspire them to work hard for the good of mother Ghana; stating that Dalex
Finance had offices nationwide.