SSNIT boss Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang receives national award

SSNIT boss Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang receives national award

Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, the Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), has received an award for outstanding Director-General of 2018 at the 9th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards 2019 held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel.

The Director- General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang, has been recognised as the outstanding Director-General of the year 2018 at the 9th Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards 2019 held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra on Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang dedicated his award to the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff of the Trust for their “continuously and tirelessly contributing to the efficient management of the SSNIT Scheme.’’

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He further stated that “I believe that their contributions have led to the gains we have made such as reducing benefits processing time from 30 days to 19 days and a re-negotiation of agreements on some ICT infrastructure, support and license fees which has resulted in the savings of USD 8.52 million to the Trust, he stated in an interview with the media after his award.’’

A total of GH¢2.5 billion in benefits was paid to pensioners in 2018 as compared to GH¢2.2 billion in 2017.

Regardless of the increase in the pensioners’ payroll, the Trust has never delayed in benefits payments, he stressed.

He further added that the Trust has developed a customer friendly environment for the members of the Trust especially the pensioners with the institution of the pensioner’s priority desk and provided access ramps and wheelchairs at SSNIT offices for the pensioners with mobility challenges.”

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The award is in recognition of Dr Ofori-Tenkorang’s visionary and strategic leadership and corporate excellence which has entrenched the Trust’s leadership role in the management of the national basic pension scheme and increasing its fortunes as the largest non-bank financial institution.

Dr John Ofori Tenkorang was among the many other corporate executives recognised at the event.

The Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA) is powered by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG).

This year’s award which was under the theme ‘Promoting United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through Private and Public Sector Partnership’ acknowledged and celebrated corporate business executives and entrepreneurs who have managed successful public and private organisations within the year 2018.

The Awards also honoured emerging business leaders who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and have contributed in diverse ways towards the growth of the private sector and Ghana’s economy.

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The Minister of Business Development, Honourable Dr Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, the Deputy Minister of Trade &Industry, Honourable Robert Ahomka-Lindsay, members of the Diplomatic Corps and business and corporate Leaders were among the eminent guests who graced the event.

Profile of Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang

Dr John Ofori-Tenkorang is a seasoned Investment Banker, Engineer and Academic.

He is the Director-General of the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).

Dr Ofori-Tenkorang was ranked third best Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of State-Owned Enterprises in the 2018 survey conducted by FAKS Investigative Services held in Accra.

He attended St. Peter’s Secondary School, Nkwatia-Kwahu and Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific in Victoria, BC, Canada, where he obtained his International Baccalaureate Diploma.

He then attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where he was awarded Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, Engineer and Doctor of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science.

He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi honour societies.

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