Ghanaian entrepreneur makes it to Fortune 40 Under 40 list

BY: Graphic Business
Dr Ashifi Gogo

In the same year his company received the Frost & Sullivan's Enabling Technology Leadership Award, 34-year-old Dr Ashifi Gogo has become the only Black African to make it into Fortune’s 2015 top 40 most influential young people in business.

 

The Fortune 40 under 40, described as a “measure of power and influence”, counts down some of the world’s most successful young people. Fortune writer, Daniel Roberts added that the list generally tends to steer clear of famous faces and Ashifi, ranked thirty-eighth does not look at all out of place in a listing that includes top executives from Tesla, Uber, General Motors and Novartis.

Dr Gogo holds a Doctorate degree in Engineering from Dartmouth College where he also received the first-ever Doctorial Innovation Fellowship of the College.

He is CEO of Sproxil, a low-profile global technology firm that patented and pioneered the use of mobile technology in the war against counterfeiting. Sproxil operates in six countries including Ghana and under Ashifi, the company has successfully diversified into consumer analytics and process automation solutions for banking and industrial concerns.

Responding to his inclusion in the Fortune ranking, Ashifi said “None of this would have been possible without the proactive support of the global Sproxil team and our very many partners, friends and well-wishers worldwide. I remain grateful.” — GB