Business News of 2014-04-26

Chocho Industry's CEO adjudged Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng Founder/CEO of Chocho Industries Company Limited was last night adjudged Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 at the 4th edition of Ghana Entrepreneur Awards.
Chocho Industries, West African market leader in herbal based cosmetics manufacturer beat more than 30 companies to emerge the overall winner of this year’s most celebrated award.
Adjudged the Best Ghana Made cosmetic manufacturing company in Ghana, the company produces fifteen different products including Chocho Cream and Chocho Soap.
Chocho Pharmacy is a licenced pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution company which manufactures range of products and distributes nationwide anti diabetes medications and analgesic.
Born on December 1950 at Kwabeng in the Eastern Region of Ghana, Alhaji Mustapha is a story of determination, persistence honesty and success. He attended a local Presbyterian School in Kwabeng and further trained as a printer at the world’s renowned Raqeen Press in London.
Alhaji Mustapha also attended a lot of training seminars both in Ghana and abroad including certificate programme in corporate governance and leadership and recently held World Conference on Religion in London. He also doubles as the Eastern Regional President of Ahmaddiyya Muslim Mission and the Jaidad of the Mission in Ghana.
Ghana Entrepreneur Awards is organized annually by Entrepreneur Foundation to recognise outstanding Ghanaian entrepreneurs and non Ghanaian resident entrepreneurs who continue to contribute towards national development through spurring job creation.
President and Founder of Entrepreneur Foundation Mr. Sam Ato Gaisie in his welcome address said the award is built on the idea that entrepreneurs will continue to innovate and sustain their leadership in their respective industry.
“Three elements are in place here; benchmarking against best practices, recognition of past and current entrepreneurship efforts, and continued publicity and public attention.” Mr. Gaisie said.
He however mentioned that his foundation will serve as an important medium to inspire Ghanaians to undertake the entrepreneurship path to enhance visibility of Ghanaian entrepreneurs and businesses.
Below is the 2013 Award Winners
Overall Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng
Chief Executive Officer
Chocho Industries Co.Ltd
International Best Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Dr. Anthony J.D.Pile
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Blue Skies Products Ghana Ltd
Lifetime Entrepreneur of the Year
Dr. Micheal Agyekum Addo
Chief Executive Officer
Kama Group Ltd
Education Services Entrepreneur of the Year
Dr. Kweku Oteng
Chief Executive Officer
Angel Educational Complex
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Ms. Adelaide Ahwireng
Chief Executive Officer
Fio Enterprises Ltd
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Sampson Deen
Chief Executive Officer
African Origin & Sports Travel & Tours
Most Promising Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Tonyi Senayah
Chief Executive Officer
Horseman Shoes
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Derrydean Dadzie
Chief Executive Officer
Dreamoval Limited,
Petroleum &Gas Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Dr. Kwame Kyei
Chief Executive Officer
Unity Oil Co.Ltd
Multi-Media Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Dr. Osei Kwame
Chief Executive Officer
Despite Company Ltd
Manufacturing Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Ernest Ofori Sarpong
Chief Executive Officer
Special Ice Company Ltd
Banking & Finance Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Obed Danquah
Group Executive Chairman
Express Savings and Loans / Express Funds Money Transfer
Telecommunication Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Haissam El Dowi
Chairman/Chief Executive Officer
Telefonika Ltd
Health & Medical Services Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Prof. Edmund Nyminyem Delle
Chief Executive Officer
Rabito Clinic Limited
Food Services Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Dr. Samir Kalmoni
Executive Chairman
Papaye Fast Foods Ltd
Entertainment Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Kwabena Anokye Adisi
Chief Executive Officer
Empire Entertainment
Freight Forwarding & Logistics Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Daniel Mckorley
Chief Executive Officer
Mcdan Shipping Co Ltd
Beauty Care Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013
Mr. Sandy Osei- Agyeman
Chief Executive Officer
Slid Industries Ltd
Information Technology Sms Messaging Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Alex Adjei Bram
Chief Executive Officer
SMSGH Solutions Ltd
Information Technology Software Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Thomas Baafi
Chief Executive Officer
Bsystems Ltd
Agri-Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mrs. Catherine Krobo-Edusei Benson
Chief Executive Officer
Eden Tree Ltd
Travel & Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Kwame Ansong
Chief Executive Officer
Sunseekers Tours Ltd/ Sunlodge Hotel Ltd
Building Construction & Civil Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Rockson Kwesi Dogbegah
Chairman
Berock Ventures Ltd
Property & Real Estate Development Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Ernest Hanson
Chief Executive Officer
Beaufort Properties
Hospitality Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Zibrim Yamusah,
Group Chief executive Officer,
Best Western Premier hotel/Accra Airport Hotel
Small & Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Albert Osei
Chief Executive Officer
KOKO King Ltd
Building Materials Supplier Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Dr. Kwesi Oppong
Chief Executive Officer
Kwesi Oppong Co.Ltd
Pharmaceuticals Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Mr. Ernest Kusi Ababio
Chief Executive Officer
Palb Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Honorary Entrepreneurship Award
Dr. Seth Adjei Baah
President
Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Honorary Entrepreneurship Award
Mr. Emmanuel Owusu
President
Ghana Association of Savings and Loans
Source: Charles Addo/GhanaWeb
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