Book On UT Bank CEO Launched

Captain-Prince-Kofi-AmoabengA 213-page book, which chronicles the leadership traits of Mr Prince Kofi Amoabeng, the Chief Executive Officer of the UT Bank has been launched.

The 17-chapter book, titled: “Living Naked: The wit and wisdom of Prince Kofi Amoabeng”, was authored by Mr Daniel Amuzu, the Head of Finance and Investment, UT Financial Services, Nigeria Limited.

At the launch in Accra, last Tuesday, the Chief Executive of Ovation International, Chief Dele Momodu, commended the author for writing the book, and described Mr Amoabeng as a “banking colossus not only in Ghana but Africa”.

He noted that most of African heroes who had excelled themselves in their fields of endeavours were unknown and unsung, and “knowledge of them is scanty and vague”.

Such heroes, Chief Momodu said, ‘‘they come, they act and then disappear from the world stage into oblivion because their lives are never documented”.

”I wish to say with all emphasis that with this book, such a fate would never befall Mr Amoabeng as the author has helped to preserve the legacy of this extraordinary businessman in perpetuity,” Chief Momodu said in the foreword.

Mr. Ebo Whyte, a motivational speaker and playwright, reviewed the book and said “it summarises the essence of Mr Amoabeng”, describing it as simple and interesting to read, and recommended it to every individual, to learn about the success story of Mr Amoabeng.

The author, Mr Amuzu, remarked that he was motivated to write the book about his mentor for three reasons.

”My first reason is to give my colleagues in Ghana who do not have my unique opportunity of working with this man a taste of what he is made of; provide a standard bench mark to measure the leadership performance of the country’s political and business leaders; and to inspire the young to work hard to achieve high leadership laurels; and to honour a man I personally admire and deeply respect.”

Mr Amuzu observed that “as Africans, we hardly write about our heroes and we prefer to pass our stories through word of mouth”.

He appealed to Mr Amoabeng to write his biography and his lesson on management, and as well establish a Foundation, to groom future entrepreneurs. He pledged to donate 10 per cent of the proceeds from the book to assit the foundation.

Mr Amoabeng, commended the author and disclosed “I did not influence him to write the book but allowed him to write from his own perspective, and I even refused to grant Mr Amuzu a loan to complete the book in order not to create the impression that I interfered with its contents”. By Kingsley Asare

 

email
Print Friendly

Leave a Comment