Prof. Opoku-Agyemang, others listed among 100 most Remarkable Africans

Ghana’s first former female Vice Chancellor and former Education Minister, Professor, Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang has been named in the 2023 list of the 100 most Remarkable Africans.

The Reputation Poll Inter­national (RPI), a leading global reputation firm (reputationpoll. com) named nine other Ghana­ians selected in the areas of gov­ernance, entertainment, human rights/advocacy, education and business.

A statement from the firm named the other listed Ghana­ians as Professor Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, a Professor of Plant Genetics at the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), and winner of the 2022 Africa Food Price at the AGRF2022 Summit in Kigali, Rwanda, Samuel Esson Jonah, Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast and Madam Afua Kyei, Chief Financial Officer of Bank of England.

It named the rest as Ed­ward Kobina Enninful, OBE, Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, Founder and Bishop of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Ken Kwaku, honorary Consular of Ghana to Tanzania and Kofi Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner at Nubuke Investments and Madam Theresa Ayoade, Executive Direc­tor of Multiple Concepts.

The selection criteria were integrity, visibility and impact. During the tenure of Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang as the former Minister of Education un­der the John Mahama administra­tion, the sector witnessed marked improvement in infrastructure for schools and quality education.

The University of Cape Coast considers her as one of the most development oriented VC’s of the University since its establish­ment.

In addition to the individ­uals recognised on Reputation Poll International’s ‘100 Most Reputable Africans’, for their various achievements, there are also those who are celebrated for their contributions to social impact and social entrepreneur­ship, helping to transform busi­nesses in Africa and positively impacting lives without causing controversy.

Announcing the list, Beldina Auma, Co- Chairperson of the Review and Audit Committee, as well as the Chair emeritus of the World Bank/IMF African Society, and President of SCIP International said the RPI was dedicated to recognising people, groups and businesses that con­tinually improve lives in Africa and around the world.


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