Zoomlion CEO named 2011 most influential industrialist

Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong - CEO of Zoomlion

The Chief Executive Officer Ghanaian waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, has been named Ghana’s most influential industrialist for the year 2011.

His nomination was the result of a poll conducted by eTV Ghana, a private television station in the country, which featured a range of public figures associated with politics, sports, entertainment, religion and enterprise. The poll was carried out with the aim of acknowledging Ghanaians who made significant impact and news in the country in the year under review.

Dr. Siaw Agyepong, who is also the executive chairman for the JOSPONG Group of Companies, is a seasoned Ghanaian entrepreneur and Industrialist who has received many awards and honours in his career.

For instance, on Saturday, November 26, 2011, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology conferred on him an honorary doctorate degree in Literature, in recognition of his contribution to waste management and higher education in Ghana.

Under his astute leadership and business acumen, Zoomlion Ghana limited has excelled in its areas of operation in just six years since its establishment and has been awarded by several institutions, including the Government of Ghana, the Charted Institute of Marketing, Times of Africa, India and a host of others. Dr. Agyepong was also a finalist in the Ernst & Young Awards for the Masters category.

Aside the strides he has made through his companies, towards environmental cleanliness and job creation in Ghana, the fame of Mr. Agyepong has also grown very rapidly on the international front, as Zoomlion continues to make very positive impacts in other African countries such as Togo, Angola, Liberia and Zambia.

Dr. Agyepong in all owns about 32 companies mainly in oil and gas, mining, construction and real estate. These include; Appointed Time Screen Printing, J. A. Plantpool, J. A. Quarry, Creator Digital, Sino Africa Development, Zoil Services Limited and Zoomlion Ghana Limited among others.

Other high profile personalities who also featured in the poll for the most influential Ghanaian for 2011, include the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II who came second and Prince Kofi Amoabeng, the Chief Executive Officer of Unique Trust Financial Services who came third.

By Edmund Smith-Asante

  1. krobea kotoko says

    i wonder the criteria that was used in selecting mr agyepong.
    i have never seen him to be somebody who used his own sweat to acquire wealth or otherwise in becomming the top industrialist.
    i can tell you the largest chunk of ghana’s common fund meant for development is channeled through zoomlion to people in high office in both ndc and npp regimes whilst the cities and towns continue to choke in filth. has malaria gone down? i dare the one who can contest me to come out because i strongly believe his zoomlion is a conduit far more corrupt and milking ghana of than woyomegate. game start.

  2. krobea kotoko says

    J A plant pool, zoil services and zoomlion are all conduits perpetrating corruption in high places in the name of waste management. god save ghana. even an assembly dares not question how zoomlion is working in her own yard even though large chunks of incommensurate parts of her share of the common fund is given out to them to perform some generally poor waste management services.

  3. krobea kotoko says

    how did knust confer on him a doctorate degree citation of which referred to his contribution to waste management without researching into how that waste management is carried about. do they know really what is happening. the lesser said the better. u can confer on him a phd but remove the fields of waste management from it. its a pity. i have never ever seen zoomlion to be any efficient waste management system. i can argue my case out bcos i am into local governance and know what im talking about. game continues

  4. Anonymous says

    May God bless this man to bring this ideal into reality had it not be today i would carry it on that zoomlion is owned by government of ghana. i will add that zoomlion can never quit waste in ghana unless a law is made to enforced those deviant citizens who litter anywhere they foun themselves & this shud be monitored by we citizens wen u see ur frnd leaven any rubbish on the road u report anyone who do that.we shud be each others keeper.

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