Ghana’s leading messaging, payments, and eCommerce provider, Hubtel, has picked up two top industry awards at the maiden Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Cashless Awards in Accra.
Hubtel was adjudged the Digital Company of the Year, and the CEO of the company, Alex Bram also walked away with the eCommerce Personality of the Year award.
In all, there were 46 awards won by more than 30 individuals and organizations mainly in the areas of digital technology, cashless payments, IT, regulation, and business leadership in general.
The awards formed part of the maiden Africa Cashless Payment Systems (ACPS) Conference, which saw industry players from various parts of the continent discussing how Africa can bridge borders via digitalization and facilitate intra-continental trade within the context of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Hubtel was adjudged digital company of the year for its continuous contribution to the country’s digitalization, and particularly for its key role in the design and deployment of the Ghana.gov platform, together with two other local Fintechs; IT Consortium and ExpressPay.
Indeed the Ghana.gov platform, which has, as of mid-November, raised over GHS35 billion for the government, was also adjudged The Cashless Policy of the Year on the night.
Hubtel has positioned itself as a very useful companion for mobile users, just as it has done with its transformational work in pioneering mobile airtime content services, fintech, and bulk SMS messaging.
It has been a digital finance, eCommerce, and bulk messaging champion operating mainly in Accra, Tema, and Kumasi in the Ashanti Region, and has just started services at Sekondi-Takoradi in the Western Region.
When Covid-19 hit Ghana last year, Hubtel stepped up to the plate and boosted its eCommerce offering, which provided a very convenient avenue for customers to shop for food and other items online from the comfort of their homes and offices at affordable rates.
Hubtel also reduced its transaction fees on the Hubtel e-wallet to the barest minimum, making it even more affordable for customers to transact with their wallets.
Hubtel is Ghana’s first tech company to become a member of the globally acclaimed Pledge 1% in 2017.
The CEO of the company, Alex Bram, co-founded Hubtel on 12th May 2005 – the very last school day at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Kumasi), where he graduated with a BSc, in Chemistry.
He leads the overall development and execution of Hubtel’s long-term strategy, drives the company’s vision, implements the processes, and creates the order that enables Hubtel teams to bring their best features to life.
Alex Bram is a deliberate and methodical, action-oriented leader with fierce resolve. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Executive Education).