Alex Bram wins tech and innovation awards
Alex Bram, CEO of hubtel, took home the Tech and Innovation award for 2021 at the maiden edition of the Ghanaweb Excellence Awards.
He beat four other competitors in that category to emerge the winner of the 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 the Executive Director of Temple, Kodjo Hesse.
There were 17 categories of awards with 5 nominees for each of the categories.
Alex Bram, co-founded Hubtel on 12th May 2005 – his 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.
Among the attributes which have brought him this far, he describes himself as a deliberate and methodical, action-oriented leader. He holds a degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
At the just-ended maiden FIN awards night, he was adjudged eCommerce Personality of the Year,
On the FIN awards night, Hubtel also picked up Digital Company of the Year award.
The award applauded Hubtel for its contribution to the country’s digitalization agenda. Particularly its role in designing and deploying the Ghana.gov platform in conjunction with the two other local Fintechs, IT Consortium and Express Pay.
The Ghana.gov platform, which had generated over GHS35 billion as of mid-november for government, was also adjudged The Cashless Policy of the Year on the night.
Hubtel is 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 the same route.
Bulk SMS messaging, Fintech and mobile airtime services, just to mention but a few are some of Hubtel’s area of excellence.
Hubtel has championed in digital finance, eCommerce and bulk messaging with their territories mainly in Accra, Tema and Kumasi. Just recently, they’ve further extended their services to 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.