Edwin Alfred Provencal
The Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Limited Company, (BOST), Edwin Alfred Provencal, has been adjudged Africa’s Most Respected CEO in the Petroleum (Storage and Distribution category for the year 2022 by the Business Executive and the Economic Development Board of Mauritius.
A statement issued and signed by the corporate Communications and External Affairs of BOST on July 1, 2023 said The Africa’s Most Respected CEOs platform recognizes companies and individual corporate leaders who go the extra mile in enhancing the fortunes of the continent of Africa which is on a forward march towards enhancing the lives of its 1.4 million population
“In accepting the honor, the CEO of BOST Mr. Provencal thanked the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to serve and the confidence reposed in him and also dedicated the award to the Board, Management, and Staff of BOST whom he said are the pillars behind the massive turnaround of the company in the last couple of years”.
In the citation, the MD of BOST was praised for reviving the company from ten years of losses into the profit zone and also bringing as much as 97% of the assets of the company to revenue-earning status as against the past years of dilapidation and lack of activity.
“This is the way to go if AFCFTA is to impact the lives of the people of Africa to break the long chains of poverty, ignorance, and disease. For Africa to see massive progress, the public sector must be up and doing and share that positive energy with the private sector. Indeed, there are challenges but these should not halt the progress of the continent and its people”. Mr. Provencal added.
In the construction category, the Chief Executive of Core Construction Ltd. Mr. Frank Lartey from Ghana was also recognized at the event.
Dr. Claudius Williams-Tucker, the Country Director of Trans-Global Travel and Logistics of Sierra Leone was also celebrated at the event for his wonderful contributions towards the gradual changing of the fortunes of the continent.
By Ebenezer K. Amponsah