Two executives from Zoomlion Ghana Limited have been honoured at this year’s Women’s Choice Awards Africa, 2021.
They were the Managing Director of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mrs. Gloria Opoku Anti who was awarded the Shero in Environmental Safety and Sanitation award; and Group Financial Controller of Zoomlion, Mrs. Adokarley Okpoti-Paulo, who emerged as Institutional Finance Personality of the year.
The awards were the prestigious Women’s Choice Awards Africa’s third edition, celebrating women who are championing noble causes and setting a remarkable pace across this continent.
Organised by Global Ovations, the Women’s Choice Awards reward excellence in a range of fields. The awards use rigorous methodology to compile and shortlist, and a combination of public- and board-voting to select a winner.
The event was themed The Progressive Portrayal of Women – Its Impact on National and Organisational Development.
The Event Director, Gideon Raji of Women’s Choice Awards Africa, in a speech said the awards are a c-level, high-impact, women’s empowerment and leadership awards event designed by Global Ovations Ltd.
He said at Women’s Choice Awards Africa the collective voice of women is translated into a highly objective and consistent methodology.
He continued that the awards also allow women to choose with confidence, knowing that other women and men across Africa will highly recommend it to their family and friends.
With the women of Africa at heart and Africa’s future in mind, Global Ovations Limited decided to come up with these awards to honour women and men who passionately advocate the empowerment of girls and women – and others who are inspired from the works and services provided to empower women in their decision-making to be catalysts for creative solutions which foster ongoing success in one’s life and career, as well as in business, he added.
Mrs. Gloria Anti
Mrs. Anti is a highly motivated and an ambitious business executive with twenty-one (21) years of working experience in administration, human resource management & development, corporate governance and business management.
Prior to her current position, which was achieved by dint of hard work and due diligence, Mrs. Anti was Deputy Managing Director – which she rose to from the position of Director of Human Resource and Administration in the same company.
She joined Zoomlion Ghana Limited in 2010 as a Human Resource Manager with oversight responsibilities over the company’s human resources and other subsidiaries within the Jospong Group of Companies.
Prior to this, she was the Human Resource Manager at J.A. Plant Pool Ghana Limited, also a subsidiary of the Jospong Group.
Mrs. Anti has developed enormous working experience in human capital management & development through her academic training and working relationship with Adecco Recruitment Solutions, Cardiff-UK, Promasidor Ghana Limited and more importantly, the Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) which cannot be overemphasized.
Her expertise extends beyond strategic decision-making, strategic human resource management and planning, and indeed she is a self-assured team player.
Over the years, Mrs. Anti has played such roles as setting policy direction of Zoomlion and formulating and executing corporate strategies to attain exceptional shareholder values; and being responsible for revenue generation as well as the company’s executive control and management.
Mrs. Adokarley Okpoti-Paulo
She is a top-level career executive with over 30 years’ hands-on experience, and blessed with a long record of accomplishments in managing company finances.
Mrs. Okpoti-Paulo was educated at the University of Professional Studies (formally IPS), Central University College and the University of Ghana Business School, where she offered Bachelor of Science in Administration (Accounting) and Executive Masters of Business Administration (Finance) respectively.
A Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana, Mrs. Okpoti-Paulo cut her professional notch with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte & Touché where she served as an Audit Personnel in both places.
She has also worked in key finance positions in companies such as Boskalis International BV, Masai Developers Limited (1992-1999), EA Group Limited (2000-2004), Mechanical Lloyd Company Limited and Accra Service Branch (2005- 2013).
Mrs. Okpoti-Paulo joined Subah Infosolutions as General Manager Finance in February 2013 and rose to become the Finance Director of Subah Holding Company Limited, which has six (6) local subsidiaries with two international businesses.
In August 2018, she was transferred to Zoomlion as the Finance Director to double-up as Group Financial Controller of the Environment and Sanitation Group, overseeing the finances of over 32 companies.
Aside from serving on a number of boards, she has been an executive member of the Association of Women Accountants for several years and is an immediate past member of the Admissions Committee Board of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICA) Ghana.
Mrs. Okpoti-Paulo has excellent human relations and the capacity to adjust quickly to new developments and environments, and has a high degree of responsibility and trustworthiness.
She is married to a Reverend Minister of the Restoration Community Chapel at Ogbojo and has four boys.
Adokarley loves the Lord dearly, likes singing, cooking, working smart, and leading in the ministry of helping and counselling. Adokarley enjoys mentoring, impacting and improving on peoples’ lives.
Other awardees at the event were: Helene Wessie-Guiness Ghana MD; Patricia Obo-Nai-Vodafone Ghana CEO; Rosy Fynn-Mastercard Foundation Country Head; Oheneyere Gifty Anti; Professor Elsie Kaufmann and others
Zoomlion Ghana Limited is a wholly Ghanaian-owned company that focuses on delivering total waste management solutions. The company provides integrated waste management solutions from waste collection through haulage, transfer and sorting to recycling and disposal.
It is a member of the Environmental Services Providers Association (ESPA) of Ghana and a silver member of the International Solid Waste Management Association (ISWMA, USA).
Zoomlion was established as a waste management business in Ghana in April 2006 under the Companies Act 1963, Act 179.
Its key mandate is to help deal with the country’s waste issues by providing highly skilled persons across the country to manage this waste.
The company started with few workers but has grown over the past 15 years.
It is part of the Jospong Group’s 45 companies, but has 23 sister companies which work together with her to build synergies which provide total waste management solutions.