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Roland Agambire Agams Holdings CEO
|Born||Sirigu, Northern Ghana|
He was born in the Upper East Region town of Sirigu in Northern Ghana on 19 April 1974. He trained as a teacher and later studied at the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA). He established Roagam Links in March 2001, then as a mobile phone repair outlet transforming later to become the pioneer indigenous ICT manufacturing, assembling and training firm in Ghana, Rlg Communications Limited now Rlg Communications (Ghana) Limited, a member of the Rlg Group of Companies Limited (Rlg Group). The Rlg Group currently has presence in China, Dubai, UAE, Nigeria, Kenya and the Gambia, South Africa, Ghana, Rwanda and still expanding.
In Ghana his company employs close to 100 permanent staff and 10,000 casuals and has created jobs for over 30,000 youth over the last decade through collaboration with the various key stakeholders and government. His company's training subsidiary, the Rlg Institute of technology Limited implements similar scheme in Nigeria and the Gambia, working with the respective governments. He has a huge desire for continuous progress, improvement and perfection, which keeps him getting better as an entrepreneur and an accomplished business man.
Agambire is also the executive chairman of the AGAMS Holdings Limited and is responsible for the overall strategic planning and management of the eleven integrated companies making up the Holdings. He has won several local and international recognitions and awards for innovation, entrepreneurship, commitment to growth and philanthropy. In September 2012, he made history by becoming the youngest person to be awarded the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Marketing Man of the Year for 2011. One of his products, a Rlg phone, was also adjudged Product of the year 2011. In the 2013 rankings of Ghana Club 100, Agambire's Rlg was ranked the Best Company in Ghana by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. In the 2012 rankings of the Ghana Club 100, Agambire's Rlg was ranked the 2nd Best Company in Ghana by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre. The company was also adjudged the Fastest Growing Company in Ghana, the Leader in Ghana's ICT Sector and the Best Entrant to the Club 100. The South Africa-based African Leadership Network named Roland among 12 finalists in the 2012 Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship same as Ernst and Young West Africa who named him among Finalists in the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. In January 2013, the Pan African Television Network, E-TV voted him the Most Influential Ghanaian for the year 2012 in a poll it conducted among its viewers and later emerged as the Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 in a competition organised by the Entrepreneur Foundation of Ghana.
Agambire has addressed a number of high-profile international and local events including university congregations, business summits, awards ceremonies and conferences. He has been the guest of the World Bank Group as Resource Person for a Regional Workshop on Youth Employment in West Africa in the Nigerian capital, Abuja as well as the US Embassy in Ghana on Entrepreneurial Mentorship Program in Northern Ghana. He had previously addressed the 1st Africa Entrepreneurship Conference at the Robert Gordon University in Scotland, United Kingdom as well as the Africa Global Business Forum in Dubai. Rlg currently has its Global Office in Dubai, making it one of few African companies to site its global hub in that part of the world. His passion is philanthropy and for many years offered charity and humanitarian support to government, organisations and individuals. He is very focused, and passionate about helping the youth to become economically resourceful. He has set for himself an ambitious promise to provide employment for 1 million people in Africa alone. In 2013 he announced he was investing in Hope City, a US$10bn project for an IT hub near Accra, intended to contain Africa's tallest building.
He is married to Miriam and they have four children. He serves on the boards of a number of organisations including the University of Development Studies Alumni Endowment Fund Board.
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- "Roland Agambire Voted Most Influential Ghanaian For 2012". Ghanain Chronicle. http://thechronicle.com.gh/roland-agambire-voted-most-influential-ghanaian-for-2012/. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
- "Ghana's John Mahama launches Hope City project". BBC. 4 March 2013. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21658149. Retrieved 5 June 2014.