SSTN Ghana inducts new executives and graduates into membership  


The Stanford Seed Transformation Network (SSTN), Ghana Chapter, has inducted new executives to lead the Network in attaining its objectives, and 15 individuals into membership on completing the graduate school business programme.

This most recent group of business leaders and CEOs to complete the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Seed Transformation programme, which prepares and empowers them to grow and scale their businesses to positively impact the Ghanaian economy, is cohort 12.

The class of 2022 graduates participated in intensive sessions led by Stanford Graduate School of Business faculty and industry experts, who were assisted by Stanford-trained advisors who used experiential approaches. The Network’s mission is to help local businesses transition into international players by walking alongside member-companies on their transformation journey, and paving the way for others to follow through partnerships to promote growth.

The Network is made up of over 120 Ghanaian-owned companies spreading across 16 sectors of the economy, and this offers opportunities for growth through vast inter-company networking, trade and referrals.

The Network’s outgoing president, Linda Yaa Ampah, in her address congratulated the new members and urged them to fully integrate into the network, contribute and participate fully in its activities.

Managing Director of KEK Insurance Brokers, Shaibu Ali, spoke on behalf of the new members and thanked Stanford Seed for the rigorous training and value that it has added to their businesses in terms of growth.

Representative of the US Ambassador to Ghana, Dr. Easton Reid, urged the members to address obstacles to business growth. He is elated with the transformation agenda of Stanford University, which aims to position businesses in developing countries such as Ghana through the Stanford Seed programme to scale and make a meaningful impact.

Prof. Samuel Bonsu, Rector of GIMPA, led the induction of new executives who will lead for the next two years.

Carl Richards will lead the network as President, Prince Arkutu as Vice President, Godwin Doagbodzi as Treasurer; Elloeny Amande will oversee the Communications Secretariat, Efua Appenteng will serve as Secretary, and Lydia Fletcher will be the Events & Learning Officer.

Mr. Richards, speaking on behalf of the newly-elected executives, thanked the Ghana chapter for its confidence in them and welcomed the new members to the Network. “We are committed to our members’ growth, and will assist them in meeting the new challenges that lie ahead by identifying opportunities for growth within the global economy to reduce poverty,” he added.

The Network also recognised 13 member-businesses at the inaugural SSTN Ghana Transformation Awards. The awards are given to member-companies that are thriving and succeeding with their Seed Transformation Plans. Alpha Beta Education Centres Limited, Bewsys, The Automation Ghana Group (TAGG), Bsystems Limited, DBS Industries Limited, DreamOval Limited, International Community School (ICS), Nyaho Medical Centre, Accra Medical Centre, IT Consortium, Homefoods Processing & Cannery Limited, and Yedent Agro Group of Companies are among those awarded.

The event provided an opportunity for members to interact and share their Stanford Seed Transformation programme experiences.

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