“Hard work does not go unnoticed and someday, the rewards will follow” – Alan Rufus
The Forty under 40 Awards is to identify, honor and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of 40 from a wide range of industries, who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age as result of this.
The organizers believe that in putting the spotlight on these young achievers, it will not only celebrate them but also build a strong platform for them by giving a voice and opportunities to the next generation of industry pacesetters whiles building a positive attitude in the youth to strive for excellence at a tender age.
The award board seeks outstanding entrepreneurs, executives, managers and professionals in the public and private non-profit sectors who have been able to overcome challenges and economic stability to ensure the satisfaction of others. They recognize attributes such as achievements in business, experience and innovation, vision, leadership, and community involvement.
The requirements for eligibility are that: candidates must be Ghanaian, living and doing business in Ghana, they must be entrepreneurs or Chief Executive Officers of companies, they must still be under the age of 40, by event date, nominations can be anonymous and letters of recommendation are not required, and finally, nominees with multiple submissions will have no advantage over those that have single nominations.