DR. PAPA Kwesi Nduom, Chairperson of Groupe Nduom and prolific Ghanaian businessman will be honoured with the Ghana UK Based Achievement (GUBA) 2017 Black Star Award for Excellence In Business at the Intercontinental Hotel in London on Saturday the 3 June.
This year, Papa Kwesi Nduom says he's the man to save Chicago's last remaining black-owned bank.
"You don't know what Mr. Chase looks like, but now you know Mr. Nduom," the charming businessman has been telling South Siders since his recent purchase of Illinois Service Federal Bank — one of just 18 black-owned banks in the nation, down from over 40 a decade ago, according to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
Nduom, who grew up in Milwaukee but was for years a member of parliament and a government minister in Ghana, says that at the age of 64, public office is now behind him and that he has no political ambitions in the U.S.
Ghanaian serial entrepreneur and politician, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is the cover profile for the April edition of the Forbes Africa Magazine.
The leading business publication celebrates Dr. Nduom’s remarkable achievements in business in Ghana.
Dr. Nduom, in almost forty years in business, successfully built Groupe Nduomwith over 60 businesses under its portfolio.
In the exclusive interview with Forbes Africa correspondent Peace Hyde, Nduom describes his first encounter with the only other Ghanaian to have graced the cover of the prestigious magazine, Sam Jonah, and how he pitched for a business opportunity with the magnate which later catapulted him to set up Deloitte Consulting West Africa.