President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been named in the list of top 50 “Disruptors” in Africa.
The list compromises people who are deemed to have made or are making some impact and significant difference in the lives of people in the society or governance of their countries.
Two other Ghanaians joined the President in the top 50 ‘change-makers’ list.
The other two Ghanaians, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, world-acclaimed investigative journalist and Nelson Boateng, a manufacturer of bricks from plastics made it to the list for daring to be different and causing change.
According to the Africa Report, the “Disruptors” are African women and men who are shaking up the status quo, asking uncomfortable questions, upending business models and fighting preconceptions.
The exclusive ranking of Africa’s Top 50 disruptors is based on three factors: innovation, disruption and heft. These criteria take into account how new the idea is, how big the change is and how many people are impacted.
Making the list alongside President Akufo-Addo is President of Cote D’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara and Nigerian business magnate, Aliko Dangote of the Dangote Group.
According to the report, President Akufo-Addo is cited alongside his Ivorian counterpart, Alassane Ouattara for their contribution in the Cocoa sector and championing a single currency for West Africa.
Nelson Boateng, also a Ghanaian and owner a company that is into the manufacture of plastic bricks is listed as the 44th Top African disruptor for 2020.
Also making the list are Ethiopia Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, João Lourenço of Angola; Koos Bekker, a Tech king based in South Africa.