Ken Ofori Atta
Ken Ofori Atta, Finance Minister and Kojo Graham, an investment banker, have been awarded for their immense contributions to the growth of the securities industry in the country.
They were honoured at the Ghana Securities Industry Association (GSIA) Awards night for founding members held at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel last Saturday.
The event, which was organized by the Ghana Securities Industry Association, in partnership with Premier Networking Club, was used to recognize personalities, who have contributed to the growth of the securities industry in the country.
The two gentlemen, Ken Ofori- Atta and Lawyer Graham, blazed the trail in securities in the early 1990s.
The Finance Minister established Databank, which became the leading investment house at the time until Lawyer Graham came on board with his company NTHC Limited, which came from bottom to be the leading investment house.
The two gentlemen have mutual respect for each other in spite of their ‘fierce’ rivalry in the industry in the early nineties.
Mr. Graham’s role in influencing the securities industry over the years was duly recognized.
“We do recognize the critical roles you played, collectively and severally in founding the association and for ensuring that structures were put in place for the industry to build upon,” a letter from GSIA stated.
Lawyer Graham, who is currently a social entrepreneur and human rights advocate, is a respected criminal lawyer in addition to his investment banking profession, which he practiced with utmost perfection.
He was the first Ghanaian to be appointed lead counsel at the United Nations International Criminal Court from 2005 to 2008
Lawyer Graham is a member of the immediate past board of the National Lottery Authority (NLA).
His vast knowledge of financial and investment matters helped transformed the NLA into a profitable revenue organization.