Ghana’s John Armah hits global headline @ 22

John Armah

Ghana’s John Armah hits global headline @ 22

The African Social Issues

Young Entrepreneur, Business Coach and Executive, John Armah has been ranked the youngest amongst the 2014 Ghana 20 Under 40 business entrepreneurs in the Business World Magazine 2014.

The Ghana 20 under 40 is an initiative designed to make out and celebrate the leading business entrepreneurs under age 40 in the country.

Amongst the 20 were entrepreneurs such as CEO and Founder of EUGO Terrano, Eunice Ogbugo (33); Co-Founder of Heel-The –World, Fred Deegbe Jr (29); CEO of Sparrow Productions, Shirley Frimpong-Manso (37); and Founder of Palm Investments, Sangu Delle (28).



John Armah is the head of GCEEI, a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Accra Hub, member of Africa 2.0; on the advisory board of Next Wave Africa Women Empowerment Program in Africa, and Hero Magazine UTAMA.

As well as a three time member of the National Committee of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for AU day activities in Ghana.

He was tasked by the World Bank Ghana Office to coordinate Youth Dialogue on the World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Strategy for Ghana 2013-2016 among others.

John has worked on many projects with numerous international organizations and institutions such as UKAid, World Bank Ghana, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning amongst others. John also worked on Ghana’s Youth Enterprise Fund initiative.

Notable among his projects are pioneering the first Mock Africa Union Summit on the continent which has been running for two years, the Ghana Youth Agrifair.

His Ghana Youth Employment Forum with the World Bank and recently his policy initiative on expanding entrepreneurship in Ghana (through the Ghana Center for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation) which he started some years ago to support local young entrepreneurs and innovators.

This idea and partnership was captured in the 2012 Budget of Ghana.

He shared the 2012 Ideas Award awarded by Legacy and Legacy with Dr. Ayorkor Korsah of Ashesi University and Franklin Cudjoe, Founder of IMANI Ghana, a policy think tank in Ghana.

He is a member of the of African Community of Managing for Development Results, a Results practitioner who received a scholarship to study law with the University of London, was selected as part of 60 chosen candidates out of 1000 Entrepreneurs in the World through the Global Entrepreneurship Summer School.

He also completed a Leadership Course with the Commonwealth Discovering Young Leaders Program.

John has addressed the Annual meeting of the African Community of Practice, Zimbabwe, and World Bank Meeting on Evaluating Youth Employment initiatives held in Abuja, and recently a panelist during the World Economic Forum Shaping Davos event held in Davos.


Editor’s Note: This article was submitted by Anita Ampomaa, Hitz FM

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