The Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Export Import (EXIM) Bank, Nana Ama Poku, has been conferred with the Global Leadership Excellence Award in recognition of her dedication, service and contribution to the development of the public sector of Ghana.
This was at the 7th edition of the South America-Africa-Middle East-Asia Women Summit (SAMEAWS) hosted by the Centre for Economic and Leadership Development (CELD) which brought together influential and prominent women as well as key stakeholders from these regions under one roof at the Madinat Jumeirah, King Salman Abdulaziz Al Saud St, Dubai, UAE.
The 2019 summit, attended by stakeholders from different regions was designed to discuss issues affecting the 21st century woman and themed, Developing Female Transformational Leaders: A New Paradigm for Growing Emerging Economies. The gathering was declared open by Dr. Ken Giami, President, CELD Board of Trustees and Chairman, African Leadership Magazine Group.
On an annual basis, the SAMEAWS Summit brings together women leaders in the Corporate world, representatives of heads of government, leaders of academia, and seasoned entrepreneurs to share their thoughts on leadership, women empowerment, gender equality, discrimination, strengthening women participation in politics among others.
Women leaders present at the 2019 SAMEAWS Summit included Sheikha Dr. Hind Abdul Aziz Bin Hameed Al Qassmi, Chairperson, Arab Centre for Educational Investments); Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Ghana; Reem Ibrahim Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation & DG Expo 2020 Dubai; Dr Hannatu Adamu Fika, Chairperson, CELD Global Advisory Board; and Samata Bukai, Consul General of Ghana to Dubai.
Accepting the award, Mrs. Poku dedicated it to President Akufo Addo for his commitment and belief in the capabilities of many competent women in Ghana. She also thanked the board, management and staff of GEXIM for all the support she has received from same and continues to receive.