John Armah makes Forbes’ under 30 list

John Armah makes Forbes’ under 30 list

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Orios Group, John Armah has been named among Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2016.

Orios Group has subsidiaries such as Ghana Center for Employment, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, TradeInvest, and Orios Foundation -all co-founded by John Armah.

John Armah, 24, was recently named as the 12th Most Influential Young Ghanaian by ETV Ghana.

Also in the list is young entrepreneur David Asare Asiamah, CEO of Agro Mindset.

Other young African entrepreneurs who made the list are from Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar, Tanzania, Benin, Gambia, Zimbabwe among others.

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They include: Nadav Ossendryver, Siya Beyile, Inga Gubeka, Emmanuel Bonoko and Mogau Seshoene representing South Africa. The others are Nkosana Mazibisa, the only Zimbabwean on the list; Momarr Mass Taal of The Gambia; Hanta Tiana Ranaivo Rajaonarisoa of Madagascar; Vital Sounouvou of Benin; Kelvin Doe of Sierra Leone; William Elong of Cameroon; and Fatoumata BA of Senegal. The Nigerians on the list include Uneku Atawodi and Obinwanne Okeke. The Kenyans include Barclay Okari and Joel Macharia.

In a thank you message, Mr Armah wrote: "Thank you to Ghana and Ghanaian Youth for your continuous support and belief in me, to my family, my board, partners, staff and clients, I say this is a push for the new journey we wish to carve, create and lead. May this inspire us to be greater than we will ever be, inspiring change, hope and solutions to Africa's numerous challenges".

A statement by Forbes Africa Head of Marketing and Events, Alexander Leibner, said: “This is the most important list of the year for FORBES AFRICA”.

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