ACGN Celebrate Corporate Governance Practitioners


Rockson Dogbegah

AFRICAN CORPORATE Governance Network (ACGN) recently launched its Corporate Governance Excellence Awards to celebrate individuals and corporate organisations who have exhibited sound corporate governance practices in the industry.

The awards scheme is part of the African Directors’ Week Celebrations to stimulate the culture of good corporate governance and leadership in the public and private sector spaces to enhance good corporate governance outcomes.

The launch, which was held virtually on July 15, 2022, saw in attendance high profile personalities such as Rockson Dogbegah, President of ACGN; Rev. Mrs. Angela Carmen Appiah, Ag. Board Secretary of AGCN; Dr. J. Jidenma, Chair, Institute of Directors (IoD), Nigeria representing the West African Sub-region; Libertha Kapere, Vice Chair, IoD Namibia, representing Southern Africa and Jacqueline Muka, Vice President, IoD, Kenya representing East Africa.

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Dogbegah noted that the overarching aim of the awards is to educate stakeholders and champion professionalism and development of directors to pursue best practices in good corporate governance for the benefit of organisations and stakeholders.

Dr. Ofori Asamoah, ACGN Technical Committee Chair, indicated that participation in this award scheme is open to individuals and corporate organisations in the private sector, public sector, and the non-profit sector. According to him, one does not need to be a member of the ACGN before they can be considered for the awards.

The award categories covers all sectors ranging from agriculture, healthcare, education, construction, media, telecommunication, the finance industry, among others.

The nomination process for the ACGN Corporate Governance Excellence Awards was opened on  July 15, 2022 and will close on August 31, 2022. To be considered for awards under the scheme, individuals or corporate institutions must express willingness to undergo vetting and disclose if their organisation is under any investigations by any regulatory authority or law enforcement body. Applications can be completed on

The awards technical committee would review all submitted questionnaires and carry out relevant due diligence on applicants and make recommendations on the best candidates for award consideration by the ACGN Board.

All winners will receive their awards during the African Directors Week Conference scheduled for November 15-18, 2022.


Rockson Dogbegah