Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio gets presidential recognition for leadership & business excellence

December 22, 2023

Left: Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio; right: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

 The President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has honored Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey – Papafio, Chief Executive Officer of Reroy Cables Ghana Limited, for demonstrating excellence in leadership, business, and entrepreneurship; supporting youth development; and championing and advancing gender empowerment and diversity in Africa.

Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey- Papafio, was presented with the Legacy and GADIA State Award 2023 at a colourful event that was well attended by top CEOs and high-profile personalities at the Office of the President last Friday, December 15, 2023.

Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio is a remarkable businesswoman who has made a mark in the cable manufacturing business in Ghana and the entire African Sub-region.


She has transcended societal boundaries and captured a dream meant for men. She started Reroy Cables about 27 years ago as a distribution company. Over the years, her unrelenting spirit, hard work, and tenacity catapulted her into the manufacturing business of high-quality cables and conductors for domestic and industrial use.

Reroy Cables further gave birth to the other four engineering entities, i.e., Reroy Power; Reroy Metal; Reroy Energy, and Reroy Infrastructure, and all these operate under the patronage of Reroy Group. Kate’s company has created job opportunities and training and has contributed immensely to the socio-economic capital of Sub-Saharan Africa.

 The Reroy Story (www.reroycable.com)

 She founded the Ghanaian cable manufacturing giant Reroy Cables Ltd. in 1992 to distribute high-quality electrical cables, and as of today, Reroy Cables represents the repositioning of one of the iconic brand names in Ghana’s cable manufacturing and Aluminium application industries, which goes beyond its basic power cable business to deliver a complete power solution. As a major player in the production and distribution of power cables and conductors, the provision of electrical power distribution systems, and strategic contract services to the electricity sector, its business is also linked to electricity distribution and transmission.

Reroy has expanded its manufacturing capabilities in Ghana to optimize its global business portfolio and is exploring further geographic deployments and business ventures across the Sub region. Over the last two decades, she has led Reroy to build a brand that has now become synonymous with our core values of excellence, integrity, and continuous improvement.

In view of the increasing complexity and dynamic nature of current challenges facing many of the world’s economies, she has led Reroy to focus part of their investments on the development of specialized human resources and a technological base.

Today, Reroy can confidently boast of a client-focused approach underpinned by responsiveness and keen attention to detail as the hallmarks of her service.

For her enormous efforts, she has received many awards, both home and abroad, for her significant contribution towards the growth of Africa’s power sector. Kate’s unique leadership style has earned her representation at these highly prestigious institutions:

·        Commissioner on Women and Children

·        Commonwealth Business Council

·        European Business

·         Lionesses of Africa

·        Ghana Chamber of Commerce

·        Association of Ghana Industries

·        Ghana Real Estate Developers Association

·        Ghana Electrical Dealers Association

·        Fellow at the Ghana Institution of Engineers

·        Hall of Fame member Ghana Entrepreneurs Foundation

Reroy has qualified professionals who are very diligent, hardworking, and competent at what they do. The workforce has a mixture of Nationals and Expatriates who ensure they deliver quality with high levels of efficiency.  The team has contributed significantly to the country’s power by helping in the expansion of electricity access to most of the rural communities in Ghana by producing high-quality electrical cables and conductors using the purest raw materials from very reputable suppliers.

Reroy has significantly contributed to the expansion of electricity in the Rural areas of Ghana under the Self-Help Electrification Project (SHEP), and the company is currently supporting the country’s Power Utility Sector by producing high-quality cables and conductors to ensure the utility providers distribute uninterrupted power to every single area in the country that is connected to the National Grid.


ONGOING PROJECTS

Currently, she has employed a group of young ladies who have pursued careers in engineering to complement the sets of male engineers working at Reroy Cables. This passion was fuelled by her appointment as a Private Sector representative on the Sustainable Development Goals Advisory Group, mandated to ensure Ghana achieve Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities).

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

On October 18, 2014, she was crowned the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Woman of the Year 2013 and, on December 12, 2014, adjudged the winner in the Entrepreneurship category at the maiden edition of the Osagyefo Kwame Nkrumah African Genius Award.

Reroy Cables Limited was adjudged the Manufacturing Company of the Year 2014 at the National Marketing Awards organized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana. Other achievements include the Ernst & Young West Africa Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2013; Africa’s most influential Women in business & government Awards 2013; CEO Communications Limited, South Africa; and the 3rd Ghana-Africa Business Awards, 2008.

Kate was a panel member at the 2015 Global African Investment Summit in the UK. The European Business Assembly recently adjudged her the Best Manager. At the same ceremony, her company, Reroy Cables Ltd., was named the Best Enterprise. Congratulations to Dr. Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio; we are proud of her.

By Joseph Kobla Wemakor

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