CEO of Hubtel, Alex Bram has won the award for Tech and Innovation in the year 2021 at the maiden Ghanaweb Excellence Awards.
Alex beat four very tough competitors in that category to emerge winner of this well deserved award. The four were no less a person than Ghana’s digital economy champion, Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia, Zeepay CEO, Andrew Takyi Appiah, Co-Founder of Softribe, Herman Chinery Hesse and Executive Director of Temple, Kodjo Hesse.
There were seventeen categories of awards, and each category had five very worthy nominees, making a win really tough. Alex is therefore one of very deserving 17 persons rewarded on the night.
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 a fierce resolve. He is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Executive Education).
Recently, he was adjudged eCommerce Personality of the Year at the maiden FIN Awards as part of the first ever African Cashless Payments Systems Conference in Accra.
On that occasion, Hubtel, which is Ghana’s leading messaging, payments and eCommerce provider, also picked up the Digital Company of the Year award.
Hubtel, under the leadership of Alex Bram, won that award for its continuous contribution to the country’s digitalization, and particularly for it 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 government, was also adjudged the Cashless Policy of the Year on the night.
The company was also the first private sector firm to start the process of democratizing Ghana’s GHQR by starting a platform called myghqr.com, which allows both bank app and mobile money wallet users to sign on to the GHQR platform and make and accept payments via same.
Hutel 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, 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.