Patrick Kwame Akorli (second left) receiving the citation from Mama Atrato II, Queen of Ho-Dome and a member of Project Volta while Torbui Gobah Tengey and other members of the group and staff of GOIL look on.
MANAGING DIRECTOR of GOIL, Patrick Kwame Akorli has been honoured by a group from his home region, the Volta Region, for emerging the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG)'s Marketing Man of the Year 2015.
Executives of Project Volta, a non-governmental organization, called on Mr. Akorli at his office on Thursday in Accra to pay homage to him for “bringing honour” to the region through his many achievements over the years, particularly the 2015 CIMG awards.
Mr. Akorli received the coveted Marketing Man of the Year 2015 for his leadership roles which have accordingly strengthened GOIL's position as the most reliable brand in the petroleum industry.
The MD who doubles as the traditional ruler of Ziavi in the Volta Region bearing the stool name, Togbe Adza Nye IV, is said to have played a key role in the rebranding of GOIL.
In a citation presented to Mr. Akorli, Project Volta explained, “you have left a lasting legacy in GOIL, a footprint in the sands of time.”
The citation described the MD as “a dependable, positive, proactive, caring and a philanthropic leader who must be celebrated to serve as a source of inspiration for others to emulate.”
It said “you have used your talents in a pragmatic way to touch many hearts in Ghana,” adding that “you have served the whole country with humility in generousity.”
The Group urged Mr. Akorli to consider expanding his company's frontiers to the West African sub-region.
“We urge you to open up to the rest of West Africa especially the giant Nigerian Market,” the citation read.
Torgbui Gobah Tengey, President of Project Volta who led the seven-member delegation, told the MD that people from the Volta Region were happy about his achievements.
In response, Mr. Akorli expressed his profound gratitude to his guests for sharing in his achievements.
He explained that ensuring the continuous success of GOIL, which he said had about 16, 000 shareholders, was a top priority for his management team.
Mr. Akorli added that “if we succeed in making GOIL great, then we would have succeeded in contributing to the success story of Ghanaians. We think whatever we are doing here has a national agenda.”
Caption: Mr. Patrick Kwame Akorli (second left) receiving the citation from Mama Atrato II, Queen of Ho-Dome and a member of Project Volta while Torbui Gobah Tengey and other members of the group and staff of GOIL look on.