The chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited, Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum, has been awarded the outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year in the pharmaceutical category at the prestigious 13th Ghana Entrepreneur and Corporate Executives Awards and Summit held in Accra recently.

 The prestigious award was presented to him in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the pharmaceutical industry in Ghana.

Recognizing the collective effort of his team, Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum on receiving the award, “This award is a testament to the devotion, hard work, and innovation of my team, as well as the extraordinary progress we have made in the pharmaceutical sector. I extend my deepest gratitude to all the staff of Kofikrom Pharmacy Ltd for their diligence, professionalism, unwavering support and commitment.

“Their dedication and teamwork have been instrumental in achieving our collective goals and delivering exceptional service to the people of Ghana.”

The 13th edition of the Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards & Summit, organized by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana in collaboration with the State Interests and Governance Authority and the Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aimed to provide a platform for networking, celebration, and recognition of successful entrepreneurs, corporate CEOs, and public service CEOs.

This year’s award ceremony took place at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra on June 23, 2023.

About Kofi Addo-Agyekum

Mr. Addo-Agyekum studied Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology where he graduated in 1994 with a B PHARM. (Hons) Degree. In 2008, Pharm. Kofi Addo-Agyekum earned an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). He is currently pursuing his Pharm D top up at the University of Ghana, Legon.

Formerly the Managing Director of Kama Health Services and General Manager of the Kama Group, Mr. Addo-Agyekum took up the challenge to start Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited in 2015 where he serves currently as the Chief Executive Officer. Kofikrom Pharmacy Limited is a Ghanaian owned pharmaceutical company that currently has 2 major outlets in Accra and over 100 strategic distributors in all the regions of Ghana. Under his leadership, Kofikrom has over 50 dedicated, motivated and well-groomed staff and has 75 branded generic pharmaceutical products registered with the FDA.

He is a Founding Member and National Executive Council Member of Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy. He was the Chairman of the Global Fund Initiative of the Private Sector Co-payment Mechanism for Malaria management from 2010 to 2019, the Co-Chair of the Ghana Pharmaceutical Traceability Project Technical Working Group and the Vice Chairman of Africa Pharmaceutical Distribution Association.

He is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana and Member of Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association (PIWA).

Other awards

Within the period of 2018 to 2021, he won the following awards:

  • “Most Promising Entrepreneur of the year, 2018’’ at the Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards
  • ‘’CEO of the Year in 2020’’ at the Ghana Industry CEO Awards
  • ‘’Outstanding Pharmaceutical Entrepreneur of the year 2020’’ at the 11th Ghana Entrepreneur & Corporate Executive Awards
  • ‘’Promising Entrepreneur of the year’’ at the Ghana Pharma Awards
  • ‘’Baron Healthcare Sector Award’ at the Business standard Awards -2021.