Taa Wongbe, CEO of The Khana Group, was recently awarded the Business Leadership Excellence Award and inducted into the African Leadership Magazine’s CEO Hall of Fame at their annual Persons of the Year Awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa on February 24, 2018. He was awarded along with other business executives across Africa, including Managing Director of Cal Bank, Frank Adu and South African based Malawian president of Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) Shepherd Bushiri.
The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards celebrates game changers displaying exemplary leadership and individuals who have contributed to shaping the global perception of the African continent. The African Leadership CEO’s Hall of Fame honors leaders and top-level executives in the African business ecosystem who exemplify integrity, insist upon excellence, earn the trust of others and have built globally competitive organizations. Honorees have continuously exhibited a passion and commitment to diligence, success and transformational leadership to ensure Africa’s prosperity for generations to come.
This prestigious award is given based on the following criteria: Corporate Performance, Vision and Leadership, Global Competitiveness, Innovation, and Social Responsibility. Wongbe, who is the Founder and CEO of the Khana Group (TKG), was selected in recognition of being one of Africa’s most young and distinguished CEOs, with impeccable business leadership savvy, consistent championing of ethical business practices and inspirational leadership on the continent. Furthermore, the selection committee cited Wongbe’s exceptional leadership, impact on the lives of both internal and external communities and his unalloyed commitment to excellence as the basis for this honor.
Wongbe founded TKG in 2008 to positively transform lives and to create sustainable solutions across Africa. TKG achieves this by using data to inform programmatic decisions and develop strategies to increase social impact for clients such Gallup, NORC, the World Bank, IFC, USAID, Mercy Corps, Plan, UN, UNICEF, McKinsey, Dalberg, DAI, Coca-Cola, and 60+. TKG has offices in Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, and the US, has worked in over 18 different African countries, employs 30 full time staff and has engaged over 600 short term staff and consultants.
Wongbe is responsible for the firm’s strategy, corporate positioning, branding, business development, staffing and operations across all four offices, offering insights to entrepreneurs, investors, governments, and other stakeholders about Africa’s future, at the intersection of business and impact. Inspired and humbled by his induction into the CEO Hall of Fame, Wongbe said he remains committed to improving access to quality data, promoting social business in Africa, and developing the next generation of African business leaders.