Mr Prince Amoabeng Chief Executive Officer of UT Bank in an interview said the UT story is a good indigenous story two years ago and which all Ghanaians can be proud off, adding this award "is a humbling achievement which we are proud of and are grateful to God for."
He expressed his profound appreciation to the customers of UT Bank, the general public, the media as well as the "dedicated hardworking staff" of UT who have all made possible for this to happen "it is the award puts a challenge on the Bank to deliver extraordinary customer service with outstanding products with speed, efficiency and respect for all".
PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG : The rising star | Holdings News | NEWS & MEDIA
Some say that successful entrepreneurs are born and not made.
Take Ghanaian born Prince Kofi Amoabeng as a case in point.
He dropped a military career to pursue a profession in finance, evolving from an introductory service linking friends who had money to invest with those that needed to borrow for their businesses.
Today, Mr. Amoabeng is the Chief Executive Officer of UT Bank (formerly UT Financial Services) in a one-room office with a staff of four (4).
Founded in 1997, they aim at providing customers with fast and efficient short-term loans and real returns on investments.
The company succeeded because he served the needs of indigenous traders, exporters and importers, as well as business organizations/people not catered for by the traditional banks.
Mr. Amoabeng is the recent recipient of the Johnnie Walker Bank of the Year Award.
His personal journey has taken him from military officer to highly-successful, award winning
His career, with UT Bank as well as other endervours such as his role on the Council of Enablis Ghana, has been characterized by a desire to encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in Ghana.
Prince Kofi Amoabeng is the CEO of UT Bank and the UT Group.He is a retired military officer (Captain) and an investment consultant.He graduated from the premier Business School in Ghana, University of Ghana Business School, with BSc Admin (Accounting).He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute Management Accountants (CMA-UK) and a member of Chartered Accountants CA (GH).
From 1992-2003, he lectured at the Ghana Stock Exchange.
He has extensive experience in managing businesses through excellent customer relations, strategic and tactical business planning as well as strategic partnerships.
Mr Amoabeng had earlier ventured into various enterprises working with companies like Opayesco Wood Processing Company Limited, Jamhaus Limited, K.K Power Company Limited and P.K Amoabeng Enterprise Limited
Mr. Amoabeng's sterling leadership and entrepreneurial skills has won him and his company a number of laurels.
Among his awards are:
Prince Kofi Amoabeng has been on the board since he founded Unique Trust 1997.Mr. Amoabeng is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Ghana Interbank Payment Settlement System (GhIPSS), member of the Council of Enablis Ghana (Canadian Entrepreneurial NGO) and member of the International Advisory Board of China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), in Ghana.PRINCE KOFI AMOABENG AS A PHILANTHROPIST
Through the UT Group, the seasoned entrepreneur has supported many civil society organizations with several millions of Ghana cedis . These include the Ghana Heart Foundation, Ghana Blind Union, Ghana Trust Fund, Light Outreach International, Family Outreach Ghana, Countryside Orphanage, Ghana Education Centre and orphanages across the length and breadth of the country.
Mr. Amoabeng also extended his generosity to a number of individual, especially students of both secondary and tertiary education.
AS A SPORTMAN
As the maxim goes: "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy", Mr. Amoabeng moves from the heavy loaded business desk to engage in some sporting activities.
He is a prolific golfer.Mr. Amoabeng is an active member of the Tafo Golf Club.
In Ghana, Mr. Amoabeng is an entrepreneur who makes majority of Ghanaians and African in general very proud.
This quotation best fits well with the humble and affable Mr. Amoabeng, whose story can be told.
Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy.
Wealth and a high majority of jobs are created by small businesses started by entrepreneurially-minded individuals like Mr. Amoabeng and his partner.
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