Mr Kennedy Asante Osei, General Manager of the Despite Group of Companies has been honoured at this year’s edition of the prestigious 40 Under 40 Award.
The Forty under 40 Award is to identify, honour and celebrate 40 emerging leaders under the age of 40 who have demonstrated professionalism and are committed to business growth and community service.
The astute and industrious son of Dr Osei Kwame "Despite" was conferred with the Excellence in Family Business Leadership award.
The Awards ceremony which is the third edition was held on 4th October, 2019 at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel, Accra.
About Kennedy Asante Osei
GM as he is popularly called oversees Okay FM, Neat FM, Peace FM, Hello FM, UTV and the very popular Peacefmonline.com portal.
As the eldest son of Dr Osei Kwame Despite, CEO of the Despite Group of Companies, he has been an outstanding director of the team and his professionalism and admirable personal qualities in handling the businesses under one of the biggest conglomerate in Ghana is impressive and undoubted.
Apart from that, Ken has been in the REAL ESTATES business for almost a decade, master minding the building of lots of properties and renting some within the Greater Accra and Ashanti Region.
He also controls the following in various capacities as follows:
● Managing Director - Golden Crest Hotel and Golden Crystal Hotel
● Director, Aerial Plus Service- A company that is into power line inspections, advertisement and other media content provision.
● Director, Nextbite Company Ltd - Importers of Food products and confectionaries
● Founding Member, TRIBAL AFRICA - a movement of young Africans set up to promote African Culture and Heritage.
Ken holds a Master’s degree in Money, Banking & Finance from the University of Birmingham in England
Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration (Banking & Finance Option) from the University of Ghana and an LLB Law from the Mountcrest University College.
He is also a proud Santaclausian hailing from Adisadel College, Cape Coast and had his elementary Education at the Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute, Accra.
Ken has refurbished a library for Rev. John Teye Memorial Institute, his alma matar.
He's organised a free talk on "Evolving the African Narrative: Focus on Deriving Economic Benefit from African Emerging Dominance in Pop Culture" With The Tribal Africa X Open Space Team at the Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Spearheading the Despite Media annual Free Health Care Programme and Championing and executing projects donated by Dr. Osei Kwame (DESPITE) which includes 37 Military Hospital’s “Despite Children’s Block” which contains the Oncology department, Children’s physiotherapy department and wards; the Wiamose Police Station Complex, the Tesano Police Station and many others.
In addition to Ken’s impressive portfolio of leadership qualities, professional accomplishments and charitable works within the Despite Group and other self-owned businesses and associates, he is one of the most disciplined and focused young entrepreneurs of our time.
Considering his affluent background, Diligence, integrity and selflessness are his hallmarks when one encounters him. Ken is also humble, respectful, courageous and his wisdom as a discerning listener is impeccable.
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