Accra, Ghana/-The Board Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (Ghana) Ltd, Kweku Andoh Awotwi, has received Lifetime Business Builder and Achiever award for Corporate Governance at the just-ended Ghana CEO’s Network Summit held in Accra.
The award is in recognition of his remarkable contribution to organisational success and corporate governance through a lifetime commitment to business and the country’s economy over the past 30 years.
According to the Executive Management of the CEO Summit, Mr Awotwi was honoured due to his immense achievements in the field of Corporate Governance recognizing his numerous positions held in the past 10 years including his current position as the Board Chairman of UBA Ghana.
“Under your sterling governing leadership, companies you have chaired or been a member of, have excelled and you have distinguished yourself in respective target markets in Ghana and beyond”, Ernest Egyir, CEO of the Summit said.
“This award is to congratulate and recognize your hard work and help serve as a continual reminder of your achievements in Ghana’s corporate governance terrain”, he added.
Mr Awotwi has over 30 years of work experience from different organizations and institutions holding various portfolios.
He started his career as a Design Engineer at ITT- Advanced Technology Center and the GE/RCA David Sarnoff Laboratory both in the United States between 1984 to1988.
After obtaining his MBA, he worked at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation in California, USA between 1990 to 1998, and left as Manager of Business Planning & Analysis for the Primary Business Unit. He then went to work for Ashanti Goldfields Limited from 1998 to 2004 as Director of Strategic Planning and New Business Development.
Mr Awotwi has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial ventures, notable among which include the development and completion in 2019 of the Kpone Independent Power Project. He also became the CEO for Midway Resources International from 2005 to 2009.
In 2009, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Volta River Authority, a position he held for just under five years, leaving at the end of 2013.
Most recently, Kweku Awotwi is the Board Chairman for United Bank for Africa Ghana Ltd.
He was formerly the Managing Director of Tullow Ghana Limited in March 2018 and later promoted to the position of Executive Vice President, Tullow Plc, UK in April 2019 and retired in June, 2020.
At the Board level, Mr Awotwi is the Chairman, Volta River Authority (Ghana), from 2017 to date. He is also chairman of the Board of the Multimedia Group Limited (Ghana) since 2008.
He was a member of Center for Democratic Development in 2018. Mr Awotwi was also the Board Chairman of Stanbic Bank Ghana, from 2012 to 2018.
He was a member of West African Gas Pipeline Company from 2009 to 2013, and a member of West African Power Pool from 2009 to 2013.
Mr. Awotwi holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) degree in Electrical Engineering, Economics & Political Science from Yale University, USA, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in General Management and International Business, from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, USA.
UBA Ghana was a gold sponsor at the 5th CEO Summit which had the Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in attendance.
The summit was on the theme ‘Digital Transformations: Powering Business and Government Reset for a Post Pandemic Economic Resilience’.
African Eye Report