Edward Effah, Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, was adjudged 2013 Marketing Man of the Year at the 25th Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana Marketing Performance Awards held last Saturday at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra.
Mr. Effah won the most coveted award on the night, which was previously won by Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Professor Joshua Alabi.
Kate Quartey Papafio, Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables was also adjudged the 2013 CIMG Marketing Woman of the Year at the impressive and colourful ceremony.
Mr. Effah, who spoke on behalf of all the awardees, commended the Awards Planning Committee for honouring them. 'It is a great honor to be recognized. The award will spur us on to work harder to move mother Ghana forward,' he said.
Mr. Effah urged the youth and enterpreneurs not to be afraid of taking new initiatives, adding that 'new initiatives come with new challenges but that is how we can achieve success.'
Naa Professor John Nabila, President, National House of Chiefs, who was a guest speaker at the event, commended the intiators of the scheme and the various groups and individuals, who have held the mantle to make the awards enviable and resounding.
He said the CIMG Marketing Performance Awards provides the institute and all stakeholders the opportunity for retrospection.
Naa Nabila urged CIMG to continue exploring better ways of organizing
the awards so as to remain relevant.
'Marketing has a big role to play in our national life and the awards scheme
should serve appriopriately to make it happen,' he said
BY Cephas Larbi