Mr. William Ato Essien and by extension First Capital Plus has been awarded the Global Professional International Achiever Award (GPA), Banking and Finance category at the 10th GPA Awards held on Friday, 16th December, at the Banquet Hall, State House. Other Nominees in the category included the CEO’s of Databank and Zenith Bank.
The 2010 GPA awards dubbed: “10 years Celebrating Icons of Innovation", is aimed at inspiring existing and young professionals to develop a mind-set of becoming globally savvy while adopting Social responsibility initiatives.
The award was given to Mr. Essien for transforming First Capital Plus from a small micro-finance NGO into a financial powerhouse within just a period of two years through inspirational leadership and innovation.
It was also in recognition of his various societal impacting activities like the William Ato Essien Foundation (WAEF) which was established in June 2011 to:
• Assist under privileged children
• Provide financial support to the deprived
• Provide medical support to the needy in society
• Assist in educating the less privileged
In his acceptance speech Mr. Essien, attributed the award to “the doing of the Lord” and thanked the Management and staff of First Capital Plus for working assiduously to make First Capital Plus a key player in the financial services Industry.
In attendance were; Mr. Kofi Mensah (COO), Mr. Stephan Antoh (Executive Manager, Corporate Affairs, Legal & HR), Oheneba Osei Akoto (Executive Manager, Speedbanking & Business Dev’t) and other members of Staff.