Hon. Stephen Asamoah-Boateng challenges CEOs to adopt leadership approaches that ensure business continuity post-COVID
The Director General of the State Interests and Governance Authority, Stephen Asamoah Boateng has called on CEOs and corporate Ghana to adopt leadership approaches that balances competing interests to enable their businesses thrive beyond the devastating effect of COVID.
Delivering the keynote speech at the 5th CEOs Summit at the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City in Accra, Hon. Asamoah Boateng said, the new normal after Covid-19 requires sophisticated leadership that revolves around “working together and winning together”
He said, “while we strengthen our governance systems, we also need to be agile to be able to respond efficiently. While we strive to redeem lost revenues and improve bottom lines, we also need to focus on sustaining jobs. While seeking to edge out competitors, we also must find creative ways to collaborate with industry players”.
The Ghana CEO Summit is an annual business conference which brings together CEOs and other business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, heads of financial institutions, ministers, and heads of state as well as consultants and policy makers. This year’s Summit, which is the 5th since its inception in 20016, is under the theme: “Digital Transformation: Powering Business and Government Reset for a Post-Pandemic Economic Resilience. A Public Private Sector Dialogue”, with Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamoudu Bawumia as the Special Guest of Honour.
In his Address Hon. Asamoah-Boateng expressed his delight for being part of the Summit and congratulated the organisers and their partners.
“Like a similar event that I initiated way back in 2001 during President Kufuor’s administration, NED, this event brings together business leaders and our policy makers to understand the real problems of the business community and assist policy makers to finding creative ways of improving the lives of our people”, Hon. Asamoah Boateng said.
Hon. Asamoah Boateng took the opportunity to elaborate on the role of The Authority he leads, The State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), and expressed hope SIGA’s partnership with The CEO Summit will “consolidate the platform and help deliver superior gains for the benefit of all stakeholders”.
“The Authority that I lead, State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA), which has ownership and oversight responsibilities over State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), the state’s interest in Joint Ventures companies (JVCs), and Other State Entities (OSEs), has been set up to become a hub of public sector excellence operating with a private sector mindset to ensure that State Entities deliver on their core mandate efficiently and, where appropriate profitably”, he said.
Other speakers on the day were Mr. Moses Baiden, CEO of Margins Group, Mr. Mohamed Samara CEO of Meridian Port Services, Dr. K. K. Sarpong CEO of GNPC amongst others.