Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) Archie Hesse was adjudged the Man of the Year- Technology, at the 4th EMY awards held at the weekend. The award was in recognition of his contribution to Ghana’s payment system industry.
The EMY Africa Awards is an annual Father’s Day-related event that celebrates personalities who have contributed their quota to change, progress and continue to be symbols of stability and role models in the community. Since 2016, EMY Africa has celebrated the best in men’s achievements across the local industry, community, culture and public service.
Mr. Hesse joins the dozens of men and personalities from all ages and walks of life that have been honoured for their abilities, initiatives, and contributions to society.
Mr. Hesse started at GhIPSS as General Manager in charge of Project and Business Development at its formative stages. He later became CEO after succeeding Rev Fred France, the first CEO of GhIPSS. Mr. Hesse has worked with passion, dedication and superintended various initiatives that have led to the rollout of many electronic payment channels and corresponding deepening of financial inclusion in Ghana.
Commenting on the awards, Mr. Hesse said he was humbled by the recognition given him. He said he will continue work passionately to ensure the advancement of the country’s payment system. He dedicated the awards to the staff of GhIPSS and institutions that partner it in the performance of its functions.
GhIPSS which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, since 2007 has rolled out a number of electronic payment channels. They include e-zwich, electronic clearing of cheques, Automated Clearing House –Direct Credit and Direct Debit. The rest are gh-link, GhIPSS Instant Pay with the latest being Mobile Money Interoperability.