Dr. Kwabena Duffour Founder and President of the HODA Group Named "Man Of The Year"

Viast 1 Names Dr. Kwabena Duffour "Man Of The Year, 2014"...Dr. Kotei Dzanie named the "Emerging Man Of The Year"

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VIASAT 1 Ghana, Ghana’s most Awarded Television station in 2014 has named Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, the Founder and President of the HODA (House Of Duffuor Assets ) GROUP as the premier recipient of its Man of the Year Award. A statement from the Television station revered for its quality programming and content also named Dr. Kotei Dzanie, the Chief Executive Officer of Ideal Financial Holdings as its Emerging Man of the Year for 2014.

The two gentlemen topped a long list of potential winners aptly referred to drawn from business, academia, arts, science, entertainment, politics and religion.  

Commenting on the announcement, The Chief Executive Officer of VIASAT 1 Ghana, Laetitia Royaards, stated that, the Man of the Year (MOTY) Award Committee evaluated over forty sterling performers in diverse fields during 2014 and named the two as the premier recipients of the Awards which will be handed out every year. “The fact that both Dr. Kwabena Duffuor and Dr. Kotei Dzanie work in banking and finance is tribute to their tremendous success in a year which was riled with many economic challenges,” Laetitia Royaards further stated.

Commenting on behalf of the MOTY Awards Committee, Sadiq Abdulai Abu stated that “Dr. Kwabena Duffuor successfully steered all his companies under the HODA GROUP numbering about fifteen to new thresholds during 2014. Unibank, Star Assurance, Unicredit, UniSecurities and a host of others all enjoyed tremendous growth in 2014. Dr. Duffuor’s Media Group, Excellence In Broadcasting (EIB) group headlined by Starr FM also invaded the media space with its fine programming and aggressive drive towards expansion. Indeed, Dr. Duffuor’s Professional work coupled with almost two million Ghana cedis expensed in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Group propelled the former Finance Minister to the Man of the Year Award.”

Sadiq Abu, who doubles as the Head of Own Productions at VIASAT 1 Ghana further stated that Dr. Kotei Dzanie of Ideal Financial Holdings was named Emerging Man of The Year due to his boldness in business and his humanitarian activities.

“The MOTY Award Committee concluded that Dr. Kotei Dzanie is a different breed among young Ghanaian businessmen. 2014 was a year that a lot of companies chose to be tentative because of the uncertain business climate. Not Dr. Kotei Dzanie. He bought Ezi Savings and Loans and successfully turned it into First Trust Savings and Loans. He also emboldened his Finance House, his assets management company called Ideal Capital partners and disbursed over 100 scholarships for students across all platforms of education. In 2014, Dr. Kotei Dzanie became the standard for what young successful businessmen should aspire to, hence the Emerging Man of the Year Award.”

“The Man of The Year Awards are our most revered awards here at VIASAT 1. It is anchored by the multiple Award winning male centric show BOYS BOYS hosted by Kojo Frempong which is essentially designed to celebrate men, Sadiq finally added.

The Man of the Year is for all men above forty years while the Emerging Man of the Year is typically under 40 years old. We believe both winners of the award deserve kudos for their outstanding performance during the year.

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