Xodus Communications Limited, the organisers of Forty Under 40 Awards and other prestigious Awards on the continent have officially shortlisted 137 finalists out of 265 entries that were submitted for the sixth edition slated for October 1, 2022, at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra.
According to the organisers, the nominees have been carefully scrutinised under the supervision of a jury.
The awards scheme in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture seeks to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age of 40 from a wide range of industries.
Addressing the media at a press conference, the Chief Executive Officer of Xodus Communications Ltd, Richard Abbey Junior said, it was astonishing to see great competition from the list of entries they received from different parts of the country.
He said the selection process required some significant achievements with some degree of evidence from the nominator or the nominee in person.
“I am very surprised personally about the keen competition from the lists of entries we received this year. Our major focus is based on eligibility and I can confidently say that the 137 finalists are duly qualified”, he said.
The Forty Under 40 Awards categories covers a wide range of all the various business sectors in the country, ranging from banking and finance, energy, family business, agriculture, theatre and arts, journalism, fashion, law, sports, event management, health, technology and innovation amongst others.