Serial entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer of the McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel McKorley, has been adjudged ‘Business Icon of the Year 2022’ at the maiden edition of the Made in Ghana Summit (MIGS 2022) held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.
The astute businessman was recognised for building a chain of leading Ghanaian business brands across several sectors of the economy which have contributed significantly to the growth of the country in terms of job creation and social impact.
He topped the list of top-10 business icons drawn from the local manufacturing and services sectors that have shown strong commitment to the Made-in-Ghana agenda with reputable businesses in key industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, maritime logistics, automobile and aviation.
In a speech read on his behalf after the recognition, Dr. McKorley shared his strong belief in the Ghanaian dream and the firm conviction that building productive and lasting Ghanaian brands remains the key to the nation’s growth aspirations.
“Made-in-Ghana is possible and doable. Made-in-Ghana is the way to go and the way to grow,” he emphasised.
He added: “If there’s anything to look further to confirm the power of Made-in-Ghana, it will be to look at our recent challenges as a country and as a private sector”.
According to the business mogul, the way to return the economy to growth path from the harms of the global pandemic and other external shocks is to revive local businesses, adding that the company will work closely with stakeholders to promote that agenda.
“We are faced with two paths, but I sincerely believe that Made-in-Ghana, driven by Ghana, and led by Ghana is one of the biggest opportunities that will transform our dear country and our continent,” he further indicated.
Commenting on the future of his conglomerate, he said: “My business, McDan Group, seeks to be one of those brands that will outlive politics, absorb economic shocks, and leverage systems, technology, talent and ESG to create a future and a path for up-and-coming Made-in-Ghana brands to follow.”