At this year’s Asian-African Leadership Achievement Awards, Dr. Williams S.K. Anarfi, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Wask Group of Companies, was awarded the prestigious Best Innovator of the Year.
The award was in recognition of Dr. Anarfi’s business innovation, which has helped relieve unemployment in Ghana and other parts of Africa. The event was themed, “Recognizing Global Achievers for a Sustainable Future in Asia and Africa.”
The business mogul, known for his outstanding entrepreneurial skills from a young age with a proven track record of success, was bestowed the best innovator in 2013 at the KNUST Vice Chancellor’s Award.
In 2018, he was honoured as one of the few fastest rising young CEOs in Ghana by the former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kuffour. He was also honoured by the Kumasi Leadership and SDG Awards Board for the difference he made towards the achievement of the SDG global vision in Kumasi.
Dr Anarfi delivered a keynote address at the 4th Annual Water & Energy Congress in the UAE and, currently, he is the Managing Director of Blueprint Global Consulting Group Ghana, a US- based company.
He has singlehandedly empowered and inspired thousands of young people in Africa and the world at large.
Dr. Anarfi, in August 2021, was the youngest to be inducted into the Corporate Ghana Hall of Fame, together with other business moguls, for their outstanding contributions and achievements in the Ghanaian economy.
Speaking about his recent accomplishments, Dr. Anarfi said, “I am honored to receive the Best Innovator of the Year award from the African-Asian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As a person who is always open to the exploration of new ideas, this means a lot to me. It has challenged me to design more innovative business platforms to improve the livelihoods of people whilst impacting the continent. ”
He went on to say, “Innovation is the unrelenting drive to break the status quo and develop a new world where few have dared to go.”
Innovative intuition is imperative to the growth of every nation. I am urging everyone who comes across this to explore all the possibilities around them in introducing solutions, ideas, and products that can solve and activate new opportunities not just for themselves but for Mother Africa. ”
Dr. Anarfi stated that Africa is an untapped well of knowledge and resources and that the youth of Africa should be at the forefront of global change and innovation.”Africa is ready; the stage is set!”
The Asian-African Chamber of Commerce event was held at the Marriot Hotel in Accra, Ghana and had H.E. Lady Elizabeth Kelly, Founder & CEO of Ethos Global Solutions (UAE), Ms. Jean Relndorf-Attoh, CEO of JT International Holdings (GHANA), Prof. Peter Platter, Secretary General, Eureka Brussels (BELGIUM) and Sobha Realty-Dubai as guest speakers.
Mr. Tsonam Akpeloo, Accra Regional Chairman-Association Of Ghana Industries (AGI), Dr. Kobby Mensah, Lecturer-University Of Ghana Business School, Ms. Mouha Fassahy, Business Executive-Certified Professional Trainer, Mr. Bohani Hlungwane, Managing Director-Group Head Of Sales, Trade & Working Capital—Absa, and H.E Sugandh Rajaram, India Ambassador To Ghana—India Embassy
About Dr. William S.K. Anarfi
He is the CEO of Trash Recycling and Management Organisation (TRAMO), which he established at age 15.
TRAMO specialises in waste management and recycling of plastics into roofing tiles and pavement blocks, the sale and installation of biogas digesters, and waste sensitization training in senior high schools, tertiary institutions, as well as corporate organizations.
He is the president of one of the fastest-growing consultancy firms and the CEO of the WASK group of companies.
Dr. Williams S.K. Anarfi is an outstanding entrepreneur with a proven track record of success.
He was the pioneer leader of Vida Divina Ghana, which took off in 2016. He is currently the leader of Total Life Changes (TLC), which has rejuvenated the re-birth of its business in Ghana.
He is one of the few Africans to lead multi-level network marketing companies. He earned himself the title “Master Networker” according to Network Marketing Time magazine in the United States.
His network marketing initiatives helped over 50,000 people in Africa to live healthy and wealthy lives.
He has rich and enviable experience in strategic innovation, business strategy, and in-depth expertise in SME advisory services, project financing, and development.
He has the singular vision of bringing investment into Africa through his group, through diplomatic support systems and strategic partners across the globe.
Dr. Williams holds a satisfactory certification from the college of health sciences at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.
In addition to his credit, he has a Professional Certificate in Strategic Management. He also has a certificate from Charisma University and American International Theology University (AITU) as an active member in recognition of professional standing and demonstrated competence.
Dr. Anarfi has established himself as a business network personality who is also an Honorary Professor of the Academic Union in Oxford, UK, a global academic organization of over 200 university Chancellors, scientists, and researchers. He also holds a certificate from the department of international cooperation of the People’s Republic of China for undertaking an international training workshop on photovoltaic systems and applications with Yingli Solar in Baoding, China. He has also received certification from American InterContinental University for pursuing a Master’s Class in Leadership and Management.
He spearheaded the United States Peace Corps Stars Project in Kumasi in 2013. He attained an entrepreneurship award at the IPMATIC African Awards in 2014. He was awarded the Best Network Marketer of the Year 2018 during the Humanitarian and Business Awards, which were held by Gymped.
Dr. Anarfi was honored as the Best Global Business Growth Influencer by the World Changers’ Summit in Dubai in 2018. He received the Best Enterprise Award from the European Business Assembly and was appointed the EBA Business Ambassador to Ghana and West Africa in Oxford, UK in 2018.
He was on the team that designed the most current 40-year National Development plan for Ghana between 2014 and 2015. As a son of Africa, he has great plans to use his corporate, diplomatic, and personal network and influence to bring development to the continent through purposeful engagement to create progress. He has a singular vision and a mandate to put Africa ahead of everything.
About the Asian-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry (AACCI) Foundation is registered in the state of Delaware, USA as a private, non-stock corporation to act as a trade and business promotion chamber, supporting SMEs and industries by means of representing them as bilateral chambers for the Asian and African region and helping them to build better economic growth and sustainable business. This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, or educational purposes within the meaning of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The chamber was earlier founded in 2015 by CIHF (Confederation of International Healthcare Foundation), established and registered under B.P.T. Act XXIX of 1950, by the presidents/representatives of various commerce chambers in the entire Asian-African region with a view to giving the business community of both this region a voice and a tool to foster development and realize UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.
To translate that vision into reality, the founding members of AACCI set out to create transnational corporations that would have a presence in all associated member countries and whose capital would be built by nationals of all 102 prospective member countries. AACCI is now developed as a transnational chamber working in conjunction and affiliation with other national and regional chamber partners dedicated to spreading support for trade, business and investment.
The Asian-African Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation is a non-profit organization registered by the Government of India as a Global Secretariat Hub under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013.