March 19, 2020
Dr. Afua Asabea Asare Receives 2020 Woman of Excellence Award
Dr. Afua Asabea Asare, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Export Promotion Authority (GEPA) has been honoured for her contribution in the export sector towards Ghana’s development at the 5th Ghana Women of Excellence Awards.
The Awards event organized by Top Brass Ghana under the theme “Empowering the Ghanaian Woman for National Development” was part of activities to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day under the auspices of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Child Protection.
Dr. Asare’s citation touted her remarkable work in exports by “increasing export revenues by 10% in 2018 under her leadership, while introducing several initiatives in 2019 to help reduce youth unemployment and make Ghana’s export industry more youth inclusive.
The event also recognised the significant efforts of 23 other Ghanaian women leaders in the fields of media, academia, security, banking, health, engineering and management among others. Other award recipients included the Deputy CEO of Exim Bank, Nana Ama Poku (Enterprise Finance); Second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Mrs. Elsie Addo Awadzi (Public Financial Management; Dean of the School of Communications Studies, University of Ghana, Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo among others.