The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) boss has been awarded the Outstanding Director-General of the year 2018 at the 9th Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards 2019, over the weekend in Accra.

The award is in recognition of Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang’s visionary and strategic leadership as well as the corporate excellence which has entrenched the Trust’s leadership role in the management of the national basic pension scheme.

Dr Ofori-Tenkorang dedicated his award to the Board of Trustees, management and staff of the Trust for “continuously and tirelessly contributing to the efficient management of the SSNIT Scheme”.

“I believe that their contributions have led to the gains we have made such as reducing benefits processing time from 30 days to 19 days and re-negotiation of agreements on some ICT infrastructure, support and license fees which has resulted in the savings of $8.52 million to the Trust.

“Also, their commitment to providing a customer friendly environment for our members especially the pensioners with the institution of the Pensioners’ Priority Desk and provision of access ramps and wheelchairs at our offices for the pensioners with mobility challenges,” he stated.

Dr Ofori Tenkorang said he intends to continue strengthening the service culture by making access to SSNIT’s services effortless such as introducing mobile money platforms for the payment of contributions and benefits. 

He is also determined to enhance the level of Social Security awareness among the general populace through various initiatives such as SSNIT Infoshop for students and SSNIT Minute which is currently being aired on selected radio stations.

Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang is a seasoned Investment Banker, Engineer and Academic. He was also recognized as the “Procurement Transformation CEO of the Year” at the Ghana Procurement & Supply Chain Awards (GPSCA) held in September 2018.

The Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA) is organised by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG).

The event is aimed at recognising and celebrating corporate business executives and entrepreneurs who have managed successful public and private organisations within the year 2018.

The Awards which is under the theme – “Promoting United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through Private and Public Sector Partnership” also honoured emerging business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and have contributed in diverse ways towards the growth of the private sector and Ghana’s economy at large.

The Special Guest of Honour was Business Development, Minister Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal and the Guest speaker was the Deputy Minister of Trade & Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay.

The event was attended by members of the Diplomatic Corps, members of the clergy, traditional rulers and corporate leaders.