As part of efforts to promote entrepreneurship and innovation among Ghanaians, most especially the youth, the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana has honoured some individuals the 60th edition of its annual Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executive Awards (GECEA).
This year’s event which was held at the Banquet Hall, State House in Accra saw the Group President of McOttley Holdings, Richard Dugan adjudged the “Young Entrepreneur of the Year”. Mr. Dugan, the youngest award winner for the night was appreciated for his exceptional entrepreneurial skills, business leadership and vision in establishing McOttley at a young age and nurturing it to its current status.
Richard Dugan is a young, passionate entrepreneur and expert in investment banking with years of experience having successfully founded a thriving investment bank McOttley Capital in 2013 which is currently adjudged Ghana’s Best Growing Investment Bank. He also founded McOttley Money Lending and McOttley Properties.
His leadership has led the company to win many prestigious international awards in 2015 and 2016 from different institutions in the UK, Germany and Switzerland. The awards include BID International award for Quality, Best client service and Best new investment bank 2015 by International Finance Magazine, Best Enterprise Award 2016 by the European Business Assembly and Best Boutique Investment Bank 2016 by the Capital Finance International (UK).
Also he has been awarded as one of the top Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Ghana 2015 and the Best Manager 2016 by the European Business Assembly, Germany.
Richard is a proactive entrepreneur who is passionate about the total empowerment of people through entrepreneurship. He set up the Richard Dugan Entrepreneurial Challenge (RDEC) to dare tertiary students to develop their entrepreneur skills and to assist them set up businesses after school. This is to raise young entrepreneurs to help reduce unemployment among the youth.
McOttley Holdings is the umbrella company of McOttley Capital Limited, McOttley Money lending and McOttley Properties Limited. McOttley focuses on areas of investment banking, credit to small and medium scale enterprises, real estate and property management services.
Among other things, Richard Dugan is also the Group President of EEAR Holdings parent company of EEAR Multimedia and EEAR Logistics.
The Ghana Entrepreneurs and Corporate Executives Awards event organized by the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana identifies, recognizes and honours Entrepreneurs & Corporate executives who have exhibited superior performance that has helped them create jobs and add value to society.
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