Three alumni of Regent University College of Science and Technology – Romeo Seshie, Benjamin Larbi and Derrick Kwapong Darko – have been nominated for the 2020 Ghana Forty under 40 awards.
The Ghana Forty under 40 awards seek to recognise and celebrate 40 of Ghana’s most influential emerging leaders under the age of 40 who demonstrate or make an impact personally and/or professionally through their exceptional leadership.
Benjamin, who completed Regent in 2011 after pursuing a BSc. degree in Computer Science, has been nominated for the Human Resource and Development award category. Derrick has been nominated for the Safety and Security award category.
Derrick graduated in 2011 with a BSc. degree in Business Administration (e-commerce). Romeo Seshie, who obtained a BSc. in Accounting and Information Systems at Regent, has been nominated for the Banking and Finance award category.
Benjamin Larbi was nominated in recognition of his youth development work locally and internationally, and his involvement with a number of youth-serving organisations including the African Youth Commission, of which he is a founding member.
Other organisations include YOUNGO, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, and Youth Bridge Foundation.
For the past seven years, Benjamin has represented youth voices at various high level dialogues and youth fora in Asia, Europe, North America and Africa. Benjamin serves as Acting Head of the Communications Unit at Regent University College of Science and Technology, a leader in private University education in Ghana.
Derrick Darko is a security consultant who currently spearheads the operations of Lion Security Services Limited, a leading Ghanaian private security company. At Lion Security, Derrick oversees the company’s provision of private security services for several local and multinational companies in Ghana. Lion Security has a workforce of over 1,000 personnel.
Romeo Seshie is the CEO of Quick Credit and Investment Micro-credit Limited, a micro credit institution that offers support to small businesses through its loan scheme. The company has since its establishment provided financial support to over 50,000 Ghanaians. Romeo is an accountant, auditor and financial analyst with over 10 years of experience in the financial sector.
“We believe that putting the spotlight on these young achievers will not only celebrate them but also build a strong platform for them, by giving a voice and opportunities to the next generation of industry pacesetters while building a positive attitude in our youth to strive for excellence at a tender age,” a statement on the awards website reads.
The Ghana Forty under 40 awards are organised by Xodus Communications Limited and endorsed by the Ministry of Business Development and National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (NEIP), the government of Ghana’s flagship policy initiative.
The awards cover a wide range of sectors ranging from banking and finance, energy, family business, agriculture, theatre and arts, journalism, fashion, law, sports, event management, health, technology and innovation among others.
Awardees are persons who have demonstrated their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service, and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age as a result of this.