Organised as part of Ghana’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, the 2017 Ghana Business Quality Awards, is an initiative of the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), and was held under the auspices of the Ministries of Finance and Business Development, in collaboration with the Ghana Standards Authority.
The Ghana Business Quality Awards recognizes “quality leadership skills, business icons representing the ten regions of Ghana, companies, products and services that have met the standards of quality, deserving of praise and commendation from consumers and the public in general”.
It is also aimed at “awarding and promoting business development in Ghana, the use of quality products and the adoption of effective quality management methodologies by Ghanaian and foreign companies in improving business competitiveness.”
Rev Professor Larbi is so far the only Ghanaian honoured for successfully pioneering two private universities within the space of seven years.
His distinguished pioneering efforts led to the establishment of Central University College, Ghana (now Central University) where he served as its founding President from November 1998 until July, 2003.
In 2011, he received the Best Award in Entrepreneurship, Education Category from UT/Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana.
The decision to confer the Quality Leadership in Education Services Award on Regent’s Founder, was made by the Foundation’s advisory board in recognition of his “outstanding contributions in providing quality education in Ghana.”
“It’s indeed a real honour to be recognized for what you consider as your passion and life’s work”, said Prof. Larbi.
“I dedicate this award to all the incredible teams I’ve had the opportunity of working with for over a decade, on this mission of developing the human capital of Africa,” he added.
“I’d also like to dedicate this award to all past, current and future students of Regent, who are holding the Regent vision high. The future of Africa and our world is brighter because of you.”
Prof. Larbi was among 13 personalities who were honoured at the ceremony. They included: Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, President & Chairman of Groupe Nduom; Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, a former Minister for Finance; Dr. Kwabena Adjei, Chairman of Kasapreko Company Limited; Alhaji Yusif Ibrahim, Chairman of GT Bank; Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani, a member of the Council of State; Dr. Felix Kweku Anyah, Executive Chairman of Holy Trinity Medical Centre, and Dr Eric Seddy Kutortse; Chairman of First Sky Group of Companies.
The rest were Nana Dr. Michael Agyekum-Addo, CEO of Mikaddo Holdings Limited; Dr. Sampson Effah Apraku, Executive Chairman of Samara Group of Companies; Professor Edmund Delle, Founder of Rabito Clinic Limited; Mr. Dan Kofi Okudzeto, Executive Chairman of Allied Oil and Dr. Francis Adam Asaanah, CEO of Quality Group of Companies.
The event also saw 13 companies and five products receiving awards for promoting quality.