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From the Streets of Nima to 40 Under 40 Nominee

Alhaji Abdul Salam Amadu, The CEO of Afro Arab Group of Companies has been shortlisted amongst others under the 40 under 40 Awards, organized annually in Ghana by XODUS Communications. The 40 under 40 Awards scheme is to identify, honour and celebrate a cross-section of the nation’s most influential and accomplished young business leaders under the age forty from a wide range of industries, who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service and have risen up the ranks of their companies or industries at a relatively young.

Alhaji Abdul Salamu was nominated in the Banking and Finance category amidst Dr. Kwabena Duffour II (Unibank Ghana Limited), Dr. Nii Kotei Dzani (Groupe Ideal), Mr. Philip Oti-Mensah (Omni Bank Ghana Limited) and six others who are all canvassing for votes to emerge the winner of the coveted award.

Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu is a Ghanaian by birth born and raised in a family of less educated brothers and sisters whose understanding of businesses was mainly through Forex transactions and general merchandising with no formal structures or professionalism. Alhaji Salamu surrounded by these businesses structures challenged himself to transform and expand the ideology into a much yielding empire. In 2007, He broke away from the family business and started his own company, Afro- Arab Company Limited which was mostly in the Transport Industry (Haulage), as time went by he ventured into real estate under the same name and further expanded into Micro finance to support businesses in his community and Ghana as a whole.

Today the brand Afro Arab under the Leadership of Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu can currently boast of six formal businesses thriving and growing; Afro-Arab Micro Finance Co. Ltd, Afro-Arab Travel & Tour, Afro-Arab Properties Ltd, Afro-Arab Co. Ltd, Soccer Time Africa , Afro-Arab Mining and Jewellery Co. Ltd and Elecafetelero Ghana Limited.

As a young leader Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu is passionate about youth success and development. This he has shown through his insurmountable contribution and influence in community and business development; from his endorsements, partnerships and philanthropy towards youth led initiatives. To show his commitment towards that drive, Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu has supported the creation of an Opportunity Center (Yaa Saalam Opportunity Center) where anyone can walk in and benefit from consultancy services and partnerships among others. Additionally community groups are always welcome to use his conference room to their gain. Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu is a beacon and an inspiration to most youth especially Muslims, that business thrives through determination, focus and grits.

Who else deserve an award other than Alhaji Abdul Salamu Amadu? To vote Alhaji Abdul Salam Amadu to win, please type U40 (space) BF (space) Alhaji Abdul Salam Amadu and send to 1446. Note you can vote as many possible.


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