UCC Chancellor Wins Prestigious Award

The Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, Sir (Dr.) Sam Jonah, has received a lifetime achievement award at the West African edition of the Ernst and Young (EY) World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, held in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday February 5, 2016. The EY Entrepreneur Awards recognises the world’s most successful and innovative entrepreneurs by identifying and acknowledging their outstanding achievements within successful growing of dynamic businesses. Sir Jonah who is also the Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital, an equity fund based in Johannesburg, South Africa is one of Africa's most prominent businessmen, a giant in global business, and internationally recognised as a leading business executive. He was educated at Adisadel College in Ghana, Camborne School of Mines in Cornwall and The Imperial College of Science & Technology, London. This adds to the numerous list of awards and honours bestowed on Sir Jonah by both local and international organisations and universities. Apart from Sir Jonah, two other Ghanaian entrepreneurs: Founder and Managing Director of Kinapharma and Healthilife, Mr Kofi Nsiah-Poku; and Founder and Chairman of Kasapreko Limited, Dr. Kwabena Adjei were also given awards at the ceremony.