Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II wins at maiden Fortyunder40 awards
The Chief Executive Officer of uniBank (Ghana) Limited, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor II, won the Enterprising Young Executive in the Banking & Finance Category at the maiden Ghana Forty Under 40 Awards ceremony held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra.
The Fortyunder40 awards, organised by Xodus Communications Limited, sought to identify, honour and celebrate the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under age 40 from a wide range of industries.
Kwabena Duffuor II holds a PhD in Finance, an Msc Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, City of London, UK, and a degree in Economics and Mathematics from the University of Southampton.
He has over nine years banking experience both locally and internationally. He has worked with Ghana International Bank Plc, uniBank (Ghana) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank in various departments including, Retail Banking, Treasury Operations and Credit Risk Management. Before his appointment as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the bank.
Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Minister for Business Development who served as the guest speaker on the night, urged young business leaders to invest in people.
“Get the right people, train them well so they succeed you while you are away. It is very important for you to continue your business. Do not think that without you the business will not be there. You can die today but the business must continue.”
Mr. Awal urged the young business leaders to persevere in everything they do, constantly innovate and add value to their products and services, pursue business ethics, honesty, stay prayerful and be healthy always, while taking advantage of opportunities being created by government for businesses to thrive.
“This is what we want to have in Ghana: young people determined to ensure that they succeed in running their businesses. This is all that governance is about: creating the conditions for young people to make money,” he added.
The ceremony saw 40 young achievers rewarded for their hard work, dedication and passion for attaining excellence in everything they do.
Under the chairmanship of Professor David Atta Peters and in partnership with Ernst and Young, the awards seek to celebrate outstanding entrepreneurs and Chief Executive Officers under age 40 operating in forty different industries.