Who are Ghana’s most powerful women this year? They are the smartest and toughest female business leaders, entrepreneurs, investors, scientists,politicians and CEOs making their mark in the world today. They’re women who are building million-cedis brands, calling the shots in the financial markets, and crisscrossing the globe to broker international agreements and provide aid.
Their accomplishments are formidable on their own, and even more so given how hard it can be to establish inroads into industries and job titles traditionally dominated by men. Statistics on women in positions of power remain small.
There is no doubt that the women on this year’s list are doing just that. In no particular ranking order we list Ghana’s most powerful women
- Patricia Poku-Diaby
Source Of Wealth: Plot Enterprise (Cocoa & Commodities)
Net Worth: $720 Million
Patricia Poku-Diaby was involved in her family’s business (trading and transportation) before she set up the Plot Enterprise Group in Ivory Coast, which was a precursor to the Ghanaian company.
Plot Enterprise Ghana is a wholly Ghanaian owned cocoa processing company. The group has market presence in Asia and West Africa and comprises; Plot Commodities (registered with the Dubai Metal and Commodities Centre in Dubai), Plot Enterprise in Ivory Coast and Plot Enterprise Ghana.
Plot Commodities deals in cotton and cocoa and is registered with the Cocoa Merchants Association of America. Plot Enterprise in Ivory Coast is engaged in the trading of cocoa, cashew nut and wood products.
Plot Enterprise Ghana has a plant which has an annual initial bean input capacity of 32,000 metric tonnes. The implementation of the project began in 2006 with trial runs starting in November 2009.The plant was fully commissioned in January 2010.