Sir Sam Jonah

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sir Samuel E. Jonah is one of Africa's most prominent businessmen, a giant in global business, and internationally recognized as a leading business executive. He was educated at Adisadel College in Ghana, Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall and The Imperial College of Science & Technology, London.

Lucy Quist

Corporate Leadership Award

Lucy Quist is an international business leader and the CEO of Airtel – one of Ghana’s largest telecommunications companies and an industry leader in data and digital innovation. She passionately believes in harnessing the potential of people to deliver outstanding results in business to improve society.

Sir David Adjaye

Impact in Architecture Award

Sir David Adjaye OBE is recognized as a leading architect of his generation. Adjaye was born in Tanzania to Ghanaian parents and his influences range from contemporary art, music and science to African art forms and the civic life of cities. In 1994 he set up his first office, where his ingenious use of materials and his sculptural ability established him as an architect with an artist’s sensibility and vision.

Ozwald Boateng

Fashion Award

English fashion designer of Ghanaian descent, Ozwald Boateng, was born on February 28, 1967. The fashion designer has acquired the likes and admiration of many for his signature twist on classic tailoring and bespoke style. Boateng was born in North London’s Muswell Hill after his parents emigrated from Ghana in 1950s.

Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse

Impact In Technology Award

Herman Kojo Chinery-Hesse has been listed as one of the top 100 global thinkers by the US based publication, Foreign Policy Magazine. INC magazine and other international publications have referred to him as “The Bill Gates of Africa.”

Anna Bossman

Public Service Award

Anna Bossman is the Director of Integrity and Anti-Corruption (IACD) of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB). In 1997, she founded Bossman Consultancy Ltd (BCL) providing legal and business advisory services to public and private sector clients in the oil gas and energy sector.

Shadrack O. Frimpong

Future Award

Described by former United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan as “…an embodiment of youth leadership”, Shadrack is a young man whose leadership style is inspired by his background of growing up in abject poverty as the son of a peasant farmer and charcoal seller in rural Ghana. A “face-to-face” encounter with leg amputation and death after contracting a life-threatening infection from swimming in his village’s river inspired him on a medical career path.

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