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West Africa Nobles Forum honours Makers Electronics CEO

BY: Graphic.com.gh
West Africa Nobles Forum honours Makers Electronics CEO
West Africa Nobles Forum honours Makers Electronics CEO

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of a fast-growing electronics retail brand, The Makers Electronics Company Limited, has been awarded by the West African Nobles Forum and has by extension become a member of the prestigious group of African personalities.

The CEO, Stephen Essoun also leads Hi-Lynks Communication Limited, a well-grounded advertising media agency.

The West Africa Nobles Forum (WANF) is a non-governmental group of more than 2,000 eminent personalities from various fields of work across the sub-region, set up in 2003, to promote integrity and accountability, as well as drive socio-economic integration.

The sub-regional think-tank fashioned after the Philosophical Society of America is made up of statesmen, legal luminaries, politicians, research fellows, ministers of the gospel, technocrats, medical giants, professionals and captains of industries.
Africa Nobles Forum

The Governing Council of the West Africa Nobles Forum is a group of eminent West Africans, who identify deserving business leaders in the sub-region each year and present them with awards.

Governing Council nominations are guided by the criteria of corporate governance, integrity and exemplary leadership qualities displayed by these business leaders. Membership of the Forum is granted to eminent West Africans who uphold virtues of honesty, integrity and accountability in their line of work.


Citation

Reading the citation to induct and confer the award on Mr Essoun, the Forum said, “Mr Stephen Essoun is the CEO of Hi-Lynks Communication Ltd and The Makers Electronics Company Limited, a business under his stern leadership, has won several awards, including but not limited to:
‘The Promising Company of the year’, ‘Responsible Electronics Retail Company of the year,’ ‘Responsible Emerging Electronics Brand of the year’ and ‘The Young Achiever of the year at the Ghana CEO Vision and Awards.’

Mr Essoun holds a First Degree in Psychology and Linguistics from the University of Ghana (UG), a Postgraduate Master of Art certificate in Media Management from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ) and another postgraduate Master of Art certificate in Organisational Leadership and Governance from the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS).”

Brief biography

The Forum further acknowledged his professional growth and experience and said, “Prior to setting up Hi-Lynks Communication Limited and The Makers Electronics Company Limited, Mr Essoun worked with Glico General Insurance as Marketing and Underwriting Officer, Achimota Hospital as Records Officer, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana as Business Development Executive, Events and Promotions Manager at Global Media Alliance and also the Multimedia Group Limited and later Coca-Cola Equatorial Africa as Project Manager(M&E). Mr Essoun has over 15 years of experience in the media marketing space.”

In October this year, the organisers of the 2022 edition of the National Customers’ Choice Awards Ghana acknowledged The Makers Electronics Co. Ltd as Ghana’s ‘Fast- Growing Electronics and Home Appliances Brand of the year.’

That was the company’s 6th award in three years of its operations. The Makers Electronics now has eight branches, six within the Greater Accra Region and two in Kumasi and Takoradi. The company currently employs over 40 young people.

About Hi-Lynks Communication

Hi-Lynks Communication Ltd, an organisation that has existed for a decade, has served a variety of clients making it one of the top media and advertising agencies in Ghana.

The solely Ghanaian-owned Marketing Communication firm with a strong presence and vast experience in the dynamics of the African market is a limited liability company and a Platinum (Pll27) member of the Advertising Association of Ghana (AAG).

Hi -Lynks is an integrated media company with interests in Creative Design and production, Billboards, Digital media marketing, Airtime Sales on radio and television, Events management and Commercial production.

The company, which employs over 30 young people currently, is driven by knowledge sharing, ideas creation and innovative thinking. Hi-Lynks Communication provides a broad range of communication services with a focus on delivering measurable business results to clients.

Other Awards

The young dynamic CEO was on April 29, 2022, named the ‘Young Achiever of the Year’, 2022, at the Ghana CEO Vision and Awards. The Makers Electronics Co. Ltd also won the Outstanding Customer Service award for the year 2022 at West Africa Business Excellence Awards.

On that same April 29, 2022, The Makers Electronics Co. Ltd picked up two separate awards at the Responsible Business and Leadership Excellence Awards.

The awards were the ‘Responsible Electronics Retail Company of the year for 2021’, and the ‘Responsible Emerging Electronics Brand of the year 2021.’

The Makers Electronics Company Limited in 2021, also received the ‘Promising Company of the Year’ award at the Ghana Business Awards.
West Africa Nobles Forum

The Omanhene of Asante Juaben Traditional Area in the Ashanti Region, Nana Dr Appiagyei Dankawoso I, was inducted into office as the President-General of the West African Nobles Forum in April 2021.

The immediate past President of the Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry took over from Dr Paul Fynn, Chancellor of Wisconsin International University College, and would lead the Forum for five years.

The Life Patrons of the forum are Dr Paul Kofi Fynn, Founder of Wisconsin International University College and the Executive Director of Salt and Light Ministries, Dr Joyce Aryee.