Dr Nick Danso Adjei receiving his award from Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice-President
Dr Nick Danso Adjei receiving his award from Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice-President

Ghana Link's Dr Nick Danso Adjei honoured - Wins Entrepreneur of the Year for 2nd time at Ghana CEO Awards

Accolades continue to pour in for the Executive Chairman of Ghana Link Network Services Ltd (Ghana Link), Dr Nick Danso Adjei, after he clinched the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award for the second consecutive year at the second edition of the Ghana CEO Awards.

This recognition underscores his leadership and commitment to leveraging technology for trade facilitation and national development, particularly through the successful implementation of the Integrated Customs Management Systems (ICUMS).

Dr Adjei's unwavering dedication and vision have been instrumental in automating critical trade processes, boosting revenue streams and catalysing the nation's development agenda. 

Under his leadership, the ICUMS system has emerged as a vital revenue generation tool for the government, contributing significantly to its financial resources.

Speaking on the sidelines of the award ceremony held on September 30, 2023, Dr Danso Adjei’s brother, who doubles as the Deputy Managing Director of Ghana Link Network Services Ltd who received the award on his behalf, expressed his gratitude, emphasising the collective effort of his team at Ghana Link. 

"This award is proof of the hard work the team at Ghana Link puts into the day-to-day running of the ICUMS system to ensure its effective and smooth operationalisation to generate the needed revenue for the government," he remarked.

Beyond Ghana Link, Dr Danso Adjei's entrepreneurial prowess has shone through in a diverse array of ventures, including the Royal Nick Hotel, Royal Light, Nick TC Scan (Ghana and Port of Gambia), Misyl Energy BDC, Nick Petroleum, and several other successful enterprises. 
His ability to initiate and manage businesses effectively underscores his commitment to contributing to economic growth and development, not only in Ghana but also in the broader international context.

The Ghana CEO Awards serves as a distinguished platform, celebrating CEOs who make a positive impact across various economic sectors. This initiative brings together outstanding CEOs from different industries, recognising their efforts to advance the nation's economic progress, foster social transformation, and champion environmental sustainability.

Dr Adjei's repeated mention as Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ghana CEO Awards highlight his exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to driving positive change in Ghana's economic landscape. 

His visionary approach and remarkable achievements continue to make a difference in the fields of technology, trade facilitation and entrepreneurship.


Dr Nick Danso Adjei is a renowned Ghanaian industrialist whose entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to national development have made him a leading figure in the country's business landscape. 

Born in Nkoranza/Bredi, Dr Adjei showed an early aptitude for business, engaging in petty trading at just 11years old.

After completing his basic education, he travelled to Spain to further his education where he quickly established himself in the business world, rising through the ranks of Cilogar Construction and Exporting SL to become a partner in the company. 

In 1992, he returned to Ghana, and founded the Royal Nick Hotel in Tema and established Nick & Cilogar Limited, which is now known as Royal Lighting Limited and specialises in sanitary wares, building materials and tiles.

Beyond borders

Dr Adjei's entrepreneurial pursuits extend beyond Ghana's borders, with his companies operating in Sierra Leone, Guinea Bissau,Gambia, among other countries. His business ventures include the establishment of Ghana Link Network Services Ltd, a destination inspection company that enhances trade facilitation and helps in revenue maximisation for the Ghanaian government at the Tema port. 

He is also the founder of Nick TC-Scan Limited, the first African company to provide non-intrusive scanning of containerised cargos using state-of-the-art technology.

In addition to his business ventures, Dr Adjei is committed to giving back to society and has undertaken several corporate social responsibility projects, including the construction of a mortuary facility for St. Theresa’s Hospital in Nkoranza and the establishment of an education endowment fund in the Bono East Region. 

His companies have also provided financial support to hundreds of less privileged Ghanaian students and monthly financial assistance to widows in the Bono East Region, among other initiatives.

Dr Adjei's impact on Ghana's economy and society has been significant, providing jobs to Ghanaian youth and professionals through his various companies. His contributions have not gone unnoticed, with Azteca University conferring on him an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his hard work and immense contribution to individuals, society and the nation as a whole, taking into consideration his creativity and innovation. 

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