By Raymond Quarchie
Chief Executive of the Microfinance and Small Loans Center (MASLOC), Stephen Amoah, has achieved a new laurel for himself. He has been awarded the European CEO’s “Best CEO in the Micro –Loan Industry” award for the 2018.
He was awarded for how well he has managed the micro-finance industry in Ghana and the well-thought-out plans he has mapped out to ensure that any person who qualified for the small loans would not be denied.
Sticker as the MASLOC CEO is fondly referred to, told this paper when he received the award in Accra last Tuesday that “It’s a humbling experience, but at the same time I think it’s a challenge for me to do more to serve my country and I will deliver the way I know in Jesus’ name”.
The MASLOC CEO reiterated his vision after receiving the award, saying that “My vision is to achieve competitive excellence by using cutting –edge technologies to provide affordable and assessable microloans to SME and start-ups in the remotest part of Ghana .this will ensure the financial inclusion of this target group which has previously been excluded from the traditional banking environment”.
The European CEO Awards is a UK-based scheme that provides recognition to exceptional leaders within the industry, identifying innovative and creative leaders who have demonstrated strong integrity and contributed to both the industry and wider society.
Until his appointment, Stephen Amoah was a part-time lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the Acting Ashanti Regional Organizer of the NPP and was the director of operations for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) during the 2016 Parliamentary and Presidential Elections which saw Nana Akufo Addo winning convincingly to become the President of the State.
Mr. Stephen Amoah has also served as a member of the Public Affairs Committee, National Campaign team for election 2008, who campaigned on the ground, in addition to his experience as former Ashanti Regional TESCON President.
The CEO of Zintex Company Limited effectively handled the office of Youth trainer as well as served as the resource person for training of NPP youth for community outreach activities in 2004.