October 7th 2022.
Liberty University School of Business Dean Dr. Dave Brat presented former president John Mahama with the Global Leadership and Economic Impact Award during the second annual Networking the Nations CEO Summit on Wednesday evening.
Mahama served as president of Ghana from 2013-17.
He made history when he became the first president of Ghana to serve in all levels of political office.
Under Mahama’s presidential oversight, Ghana saw a massive infrastructure development drive in all sectors of its economy, including education, health, ports and harbors, rail, oil, and gas.
“President Mahama was chosen for this award because he demonstrates all of the successful traits of Christian leadership under the greatest pressure and responsibility of governing and being the Chief Executive for a Nation, Ghana,” Brat said.
“Mahama governed wisely, advocating and achieving a consistent track record on economic development, women’s participation in education, and enhancing economic growth.
Under great pressure, President Mahama still exhibits warmth and joy that resonated with everyone at the summit, and I am sure in his country because of his love for God and his faithful service to the person he said influences his life and decisions the most: Jesus, our Lord,” he added.
On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Mahama addressed the student body during Convocation, where he spoke about the state of Africa and the importance of Christians witnessing the lost.
Mahama is taking part in the three-day summit, which concludes on Friday, along with a large roster of African leaders.
Liberty is hosting more than 630 CEOs, political figures, athletes, and world-class faith leaders with the goal of uniting industry minds from around the globe in promoting faith, friendship, and Judeo-Christian business principles.
On Wednesday, after an Africa Orientation panel, Mahama took time to speak with Liberty students who are originally from Africa.