The founder and chief executive of McDan Group of Companies, Dr. Daniel McKorley, was crowned the MAN OF THE YEAR in BUSINESS, thereby winning the MAGNATE AWARD at the just held 4th EMY Africa Awards.
The EMY’s Magnate Award is accorded to personalities especially businessmen who have excelled and showed evidence of impactful contribution in her area of endeavour.
Dr. Daniel McKorley was presented with this prestigious award in recognition of his consistency and outstanding performance as the CEO of McDan Group of companies in the year of review.
As an entrepreneur, he has exhibited unrivalled levels of altruism and has positively influenced many through his works.
Giving a speech after receiving the award, Dr. McKorley expressed his excitement about the win and further hailed his family, staff and Ghanaians for walking the journey with him.
He also thanked all who nominated him and his company, adding “and a huge thank you to the board and faculty for organizing such a brilliant awards ceremony. There are no words to truly express my gratitude to all of you for your continuous support and love throughout the years; of which it’s been many! Thank you!”
He said, “I feel excited and honoured for winning this award as I join other recipients of the award. As a young entrepreneur, I never thought I would ever stand before a crowd full of important people to receive such an award, I’m grateful to God for bringing me this far.”
“There’s a saying that no man is an Island and I believe that no successful man did it by himself. I’m successful today through the support of my family, my staff, my friends and Ghanaians who patronize my products,” Dr McKorley noted.
The EMY Africa Awards is an annual Father’s Day-related event that celebrates personalities who have contributed their quota to change, progress and continue to be symbols of stability and role models in the community.
Other winners on the night included, the Chief Imam Dr Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu who was crowned with a Life Time Achievement award, as the Veteran Administration of Ghana was honoured with the Men’s Group of the Year award, the Man of Courage award also went to visually impaired journalist, Paul Anomhah Kordien and the British High Commissioner to Ghana, Ian Walker who annexed the inaugural EMY’s Commonwealth Development award.