The Executive Chairman of Ghana Link Network Services Ltd (Ghana Link), Nick Danso Adjei has been awarded CEO of the Year (Trade Facilitation category) and Entrepreneur of the Year at the maiden edition of the Ghana CEO Vision, Exhibition and Awards Night held at the Kempinski Hotel in Accra.
The awards are in recognition of Mr Danso Adjei’s exemplary and visionary leadership to leverage technology to automate processes to facilitate trade and increase revenue for national development and successfully steering the implementation of the Integrated Customs Management Systems.
This is the third time the Executive Chairman of Ghana Link has won a topmost award; at last year’s Ghana Shippers Awards, Mr Nick Danso Adjei won the Personality of the Year award for his exceptional leadership character, vision, integrity and focus to continuously provide direction to deliver projects that have directly impacted revenues and facilitated trade.
He was also honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award (Excellence in Business Award) at the 4th Ghana Business Awards Night.
Under the leadership of Dr Danso Adjei, Ghana Link is expected to deploy new modules and innovative projects (e-products) such as the E-Auction for the Ghana Revenue Authority (Customs Division and Domestic Tax Division) which aims to help the auctioning processes to be transparent and smooth, also the company is expected to work with the authorities at the Kotoka Airport to deploy the Airport Passenger Information Systems also known as the APIS.
Commenting on the awards, Mr Danso Adjei noted that it is a testament to the hard work he and his team of directors and staff have put into running the ICUMS platform. He added that despite the initial opposition to the implementation of the ICUMS system, the system has now proven to be a major revenue generation tool for the government.
ICUMS in 2021, generated over GH¢16bn in revenue for the government.
Apart from being the Executive Chairman of Ghana Link, Mr Danso Adjei has also been very successful at starting and running other businesses like the Royal Nick Hotel, the Royal Light, Nick TC Scan (Ghana and Port of Gambia), Misyl Energy BDC, Nick Petroleum and several other companies.
The Ghana CEO Vision, Exhibition and Awards seeks to celebrate leadership and pitch Ghana and its business sectors to the world.