The Chief Executive of the National Petroleum Authority (NPA), Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, has received the Outstanding Public Sector Leadership Award for the Year 2022 for his exemplary leadership, innovation and transformation in the petroleum downstream industry in the country.
It was also in recognition of his drive and professionalism in regulating the petroleum downstream sector.
The prestigious award was conferred on him at the 7th Ghana CEO Summit held at the Kempinski Gold Hotel in Accra, earlier this week.
At the same event, the Chairman of the Governing Board of the NPA, Mr. Joe Addo-Yobo, was awarded the Public Sector Board Chairman for the Year 2022.
A member of the NPA Governing Board, Mr. Bernard Owusu, received the awards on behalf of Dr. Abdul-Hamid and Mr. Addo-Yobo amidst applause from the audience comprising captains of industry and business development experts.
The ceremony, which involved speeches and panel discussions, was held on the theme: “Economic Sovereignty, Sustainable Corporate Governance, Digital Industrial Transformation: New Paths for Growth and Prosperity: A Private-Public Sector CEO Dialogue & Learning’’.
It is recalled that Dr. Abdul-Hamid emerged as the Public Sector CEO for the Year 2022 at the Ghana Business Awards.
Similarly, in 2021 the NPA Boss was awarded for his sterling leadership, business excellence, and professionalism at the Ghana CEO Excellence Awards.
In his address at the seventh Ghana CEO Summit, the CEO of Chief Executives Network Ghana, Mr. Ernest De-Graft Egyir, said the awards were in recognition of the leadership, innovation and transformation exhibited by captains of industry in the public and private sectors.
In his speech, a business development expert, Prof. Ayaz A. Shafi, urged businesses to review the way they operate in terms of structure and leadership.
He also tasked captains of industry to take advantage of emerging issues to grow and sustain their businesses, saying “it is a sure recipe for failure if you do not take advantage of emerging issues.”
Reacting to the award, Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid in a tweet said: “I was the recipient of the award for “Outstanding Public Leader for the year 2022” at the just ended 7th Edition of the Ghana CEO summit. I’m extremely grateful to the Board, Management and Staff of the National Petroleum for their continuous support.”