The 39-year-old founder of Springfield Power, Kevin Okyere will probably be honored with the Entrepreneurship Award at the FACE Checklist Awards gala during the 2019 Pan-African Weekend in New York City July 21st, 2018.
In the age of 11, Kevin Okyere was exhibiting interest in entrepreneurship as he bought iced water to football supporters at the Kumasi Sports Stadium in Ghana to make additional money. He surprised many of others considering he was from a wealthy residence.
Okyere completed his high school education degree in Ghana before shifting to the United States where he studied Accounting at the George Mason University in Virginia while doing various jobs like working as a security guard.
Came from the Ashanti region of Ghana, his father had made enough fortune in construction, steel manufacturing, and large-scale cocoa farming before being enstooled as a traditional belief.
Okyere, with his entrepreneurial knowledge, would take on jobs with textile companies in England during his family’s annual summer vacation to London, according to an article on Forbes.
He would later become to be the founder and Chief Government Officer of the billion-dollar oil company, Springfield Group, a successful energy conglomerate in West Africa that he established and has managed for over ten years.
Previously, Kevin operated a telecommunications Industry in Ghana after a thriving career in the Accounting and Finance sector in America. He attends the board of numerous companies area including Aker Solutions Ghana Restricted, a joint venture between Fairfax Oilfield Services Restricted, a Springfield Group Company, and Aker Solutions of Norway, a leading global provider of oil field companies. He also have a highly influential position as a board member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (Ghana Part).
Kevin is also excellent at a passionate leader as well as a public speaker. He has engaged with business leaders, entrepreneurs, and students at Harvard Business College and the University of Ghana Enterprise School on the topics of energy, governance, and entrepreneurship in Africa region. He is also an esteemed philanthropist, establishing alongside the Springfield Foundation, the Kevin Okyere Foundation, an entity that delivers impactful initiatives in health and education.