Three alumni of Regent University College of Science and Technology were on Friday, September 25, 2020, recognized at the 2020 edition of the Forty under 40 Awards which took place at the plush Kempinski Hotel, Gold Coast City in Accra.
The Forty under 40 Award programme seeks to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the Ghana’s most influential, accomplished, young business leaders under the age forty from a wide range of industries.
The three, Benjamin Kweku Nettey Larbi, Romeo Rich-Love Seshie and Derrick Kwapong Darko, were among the awardees recognized as 2020 Forty under 40 Achievers.
Benjamin emerged winner in the Human Resource and Development Award Category, Derrick Darko won the Family Business Award Category, and Romeo Rich-Love Seshie was adjudged winner for the Banking and Finance Award category.
Benjamin completed Regent in 2011, after pursuing a BSc. degree in Computer Science.
He is passionate about empowering the youth with the tools, opportunities, products and services to maximize their potential.
For the past seven years, Benjamin has represented youth voices at various high-level dialogues and youth fora in Asia, Europe, North America, and Africa.
Benjamin was recognized for his youth development work locally and internationally, and his involvement with a number of youth-serving organizations including the African Youth Commission, of which he is a founding member.
Other organizations include YOUNGO, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, and Youth Bridge Foundation.
Benjamin serves as the Acting Head, of the Communications Unit at Regent University College of Science and Technology, a leader in private University education in Ghana.
Derrick Darko is a security consultant, who currently spearheads the operations of Lion Security Services Limited, a leading Ghanaian private security company.
At Lion Security, Derrick oversees the company’s provision of private security services for several local and multinational companies in Ghana.
Lion Security has a workforce of over 1,000 personnel. Derrick graduated in 2011 with a BSc. degree in Business Administration (e-commerce).
Romeo Seshie is the CEO of Quick Credit and Investment Micro-credit Limited, a micro credit institution that offers support to small businesses through its loan scheme.
The company has since its establishment provided financial support to over 50,000 Ghanaians.
Romeo is an accountant, auditor and financial analyst with over 10 years of experience in the financial sector. Romeo Seshie obtained a BSc. in Accounting and Information Systems at Regent.
As part of the Award process, various levels of supervision, authentication and validation is implemented to guard the credibility of the awards.
Awardees are decided based on the Approval of the Awarding Board, and Public Voting based on Award Category.
“It’s a real honour to be selected as the recipient of this award”, said Benjamin Larbi.
“I would like to thank God almighty for giving me a purpose to live for. I am grateful to the Awarding Board, and the voting public for deeming me worthy of this recognition, and thankful to my family for their unflinching support of my youth development journey.”
About the Forty under 40 Awards
The Forty under 40 awards is organized by Xo-dus Communications Limited, and is endorsed by the Ministry of Business Development and the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), the flagship policy initiative of the Government of Ghana.
The awards cover a wide range of sectors from banking and finance, energy, family business, agriculture, theatre and arts, journalism, fashion, law, sports, event management, health, technology and innovation amongst others.
Awardees are persons who have demonstrated their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young age.