Logistics veteran Issa Baluch recently received the Inspirational Male Leader Award from International Business Excellence Awards 2016, which was hosted by Awards International in partnership with the Department of Economic Development in Dubai, or DED, Cranfield School of Management and Sharjah Tatweer Forum. There were 26 category award winners on the day altogether. The categories included marketing, financial services, retail, customer experience and sustainability.
The two-day event included over 100 presentations given by finalists to panels of expert judges. The awards represent an annual programme aiming to recognise business excellence from across the world. As a means of supporting Dubai Expo and UAE Vision 2021, the IBX Awards will always be held in Dubai.
The award recognizes Baluch’s efforts in improving farming and agriculture in Ghana through his company Africa Atlantic Franchise Farms and its one-of-a-kind program called African Agribusiness Knowledge and Innovation Leadership Initiative (AKILI), which incidentally also won in the Opportunity/Entering Emerging Markets category.
Baluch is Chairman of Africa Atlantic, a 25,000-acre property along shores of Lake Volta that grows corn and tests other crops in Ghana. It employs about 120 staff during harvesting season and boasts of strong multinational business leadership and solid Ghanaian partnership.
AKILI is a division of Africa Atlantic that complements the organization’s mission to generate strong core commodity production to achieve key business objectives.
AKILI is a training hub that facilitates industry training of farmers as entrepreneurs, as well as innovation in sustainable economic, environmental and social impact designs.
To see the list of winners, visit http://ibxawards.com/winners-2016.
To know more about Africa Atlantic and AKILI, visit http://africaatlantic.com.
Congratulations ! Our inspiration and model !
Congratulations on receiving the International Business Excellence Award for the 2016 Inspirational Male leader. Great Award and well deserved my friend. Wish you the very best and continue making a positive difference in the world.
Congratulations for this Wonderfull achievement, i wish you and your loved one’s a successfull
and joyful career the years to come.
Brother Abdi Ali Mohamed
Bakaal World Wide
It is not surprising for Issa Baluch receiving such an exalted award, it is very well deserved. Issa has done so much for us in freight forwarding, logistics and supply chain and now doing the same in the agriculture that is most needed in Africa, especially in my country, Nigeria. All I can is that “Issa come over to Nigeria and help us”. Congratulations!
Dear Mr Issa , It is great to know on your another new feather in your cap . You continue to motivate us in the logistics Industry on how to constantly keep achieving great heights year on year in career . Congratulations for your achievement from all in the TLS group . Brgds Roshan Uchil – COO Tawseelah