Hubtel Commits to Developing Talent as It Collaborates With UG School of Engineering Sciences
February 23, 2023 | 2 minutes read
Hubtel, a leading technology company in Ghana, has demonstrated its commitment to developing top engineering talent in the country. The company recently honoured an invitation by the School of Engineering Sciences at the University of Ghana to attend proposal presentations of Final Year Projects for undergraduate students at the Department of Computer Engineering.
As part of its mission to identify and groom top talent, Hubtel saw this as a unique opportunity to connect with the best and brightest engineering students in the country. By partnering with the University of Ghana, Hubtel aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, providing students with practical experience and networking opportunities while also identifying top talent for its Engineering Department. This proposed partnership is also timely for the School of Engineering Sciences which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
“We believe that investing in top engineering talent is critical to our success as a company,” said Augustine Adjei, Head of Engineering at Hubtel. “By partnering with the University of Ghana, we can scout and develop the best and brightest young engineers in the country, and provide them with the skills and resources they need to thrive in the industry.”
In addition to attending the proposal presentations, Hubtel is also in talks to sponsor a portion of the graduation awards for the School of Engineering Sciences, including the best project work. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to supporting academic excellence and promoting innovation in the engineering field.
As a progressive company, Hubtel is dedicated to staying at the forefront of technological innovation in Ghana and beyond. By investing in top engineering talent, the company is positioning itself as a leader in the industry.
The proposed partnership between Hubtel and the University of Ghana’s School of Engineering Sciences highlights the importance of collaboration between academia and industry. By working together, companies like Hubtel can offer young engineering talents the needed opportunity to grow in the field, while also contributing to the development of the engineering field in the country.
Hubtel’s commitment to developing top engineering talent in Ghana is unwavering, and in the coming months, the company will be expanding its efforts to other universities in the country.
Kokomlemle, Accra –– January, 2022: Hubtel, Ghana’s leading payments, quick commerce, and messaging technology company, was the big winner at the just–ended Ghana Fintech Awards which took place on January 27, 2022 at the Labadi Beach Hotel.
Hubtel picked up five awards––the most by any company on the night of the awards, including the coveted “Fintech Company of the Year” award. The awards won by Hubtel as a company were:
- IT/Tech Firm of the Year
- Fintech Platform of the Year
- Fintech Company of the Year
- UI/UX Fintech Company of the Year
- Leading Payments Technologies Service Provider of the Year
Hubtel’s innovative solutions and commitment to providing user-friendly platforms have been recognized and celebrated by the industry. The awards won by Hubtel serve as a testament to the company’s dedication to driving innovation and promoting financial inclusion in Ghana.
In addition to these awards, the night also saw Elsie Bram, the Head of Quick Commerce at Hubtel, win the “Female Fintech Personality of the Year” award that recognizes the achievements of women in the fintech industry.
Elsie has played a pivotal role in the success, development and growth of Hubtel’s “quick commerce” operations which are currently available in Kumasi, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Koforidua, Tamale, Ho, Accra and Tema. She joined the company in 2007 as the Mobile Campaigns Manager, responsible for the Premium SMS content services. Under her leadership, Hubtel became one of the top three content providers in Ghana. Throughout her time with Hubtel, she has held several prominent positions, such as Country Marketing Manager and Head of Customer Support.
“We are thrilled to have received these awards, it reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team,” said Elsie Bram. “Being recognized by the industry is a great honor and we will continue to strive for excellence in driving innovation in the financial technology sector in Ghana” she added.
Augustine Adjei, Head of Engineering, and Nana Owusu Marfo, Head of User Experience & Marketing, also expressed their joy at the recognition of their contributions to the platform and user experiences on Hubtel as Hubtel received the Fintech Platform of the Year and UI/UX Fintech Company of the Year awards, respectively. Their work has been instrumental in delivering user-friendly platforms that have been widely celebrated by the industry.
Augustine, on behalf of management of Hubtel congratulated the other winners of the night on their well-deserved recognition.
“We would also like to extend our congratulations to all the other award winners of the night. Your contributions to the growth and success of the fintech industry in Ghana are deeply valued and we are proud to be a part of this thriving community”, he said.
Arkel Consult and Management Services organized the awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate those who have played a significant role in driving last mile solutions, promoting Ghana’s competitive advantage in the FinTech space, and working towards building a resilient and inclusive financial system for economic growth. The Ghana FinTech Awards serves as a platform to recognize and appreciate the efforts of those working towards the development of Ghana’s FinTech industry.
Hubtel is Ghana’s leading payments, quick commerce, and messaging technology company. The company provides innovative solutions that make it easy for businesses and individuals to make and receive payments, buy and sell goods and services, and communicate with one another.
The Hubtel App is Ghana’s first full-feature quick commerce platform, connecting retailers and service providers to customers. It is a simple way to find and pay for everyday essentials nearby.
Hubtel operates with a full license of the Bank of Ghana as a Payment Service Provider (Enhanced) and was recommended for a national award for its role in the digitization of Government of Ghana payment services through the Ghana.GOV payment platform.