The Chief Executive Officer of leading steel manufacturing company in West Africa B5 Plus Limited, Mukesh Thakwani has been honoured at this year’s edition of the Business Executive Excellence Awards.
The awards, organised by the Business Executive, a Pan West African media, communications and events management company, was to recognise businesses and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) who have excelled in their business fields.
Mr. Thakwani has bestowed the honour for his exceptional and excellent contributions to the business sector in the country.
About Mukesh Thakwani
He stood against all odds to build the leading steel company- B5 Plus Limited in Ghana, which most industry watchers say is one of the fastest-growing steel companies in West Africa.
Today, Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani is the Chief Executive Officer of B5 Plus Steel Industry, located in Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. He started the business in a small office with small staff.
Founded in 2002, he aims at providing highly customer-centric product with excellent relationship building skills to customers.
The company succeeded because he served the needs of the indigenous building and construction industry, plethora of distributors and retailers, as well as business organizations/people not catered for by other steel companies in Ghana and beyond.
From a very humble beginning, B5 Plus Ltd has grown by leaps and bounds and become one of the premier steel industries in the West African region.
Currently, B5 Plus Ltd with several subsidiaries including DPS International has staff strength of over 1,200.
As an avid and astute businessman, Mr. Mukesh V. Thakwani has a rich experience of 25 years in steel industry in the African business landscape. A bead roller is a tool that makes rigid lines in sheet metal to make surfaces more rugged and durable.
He is the proud recipient of the European Award for Quality and Excellent Services award, 2013, and was recently crowned the West African Personality of the Year 2015 by the Business Executive Magazine, a leading international magazine in West Africa.
His personal journey has taken him from India to West African countries like Liberia, Togo, and Benin since 1988, before settling down in Ghana to highly-successful, and multiples award-winning entrepreneur. That journey has helped him to acquire an incredible business expertise.
The soft-spoken entrepreneur’s career with B5 Plus Ltd as well as other endeavours such as his role the Managing Director of Young Industries Limited, Tema, Ghana; Young Industries Limited, a Steel Manufacturing and a Trading Company; the Managing Director of F.G. Developers Limited, Tema, Ghana; F.G. Developers Limited, a Warehousing and Real Estate Development Company in Ghana; and the Managing Director of Steel Mali S.A., Bamako, Mali, has been characterised by a desire to encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in the West African sub-region.
Mr. Thakwani is referred to by his plethora of admirers and colleague captains of industry as the “Doyen of West Africa’s Steel Industry”.
Mr. Thakwani’s sterling leadership and entrepreneurial skills has won him and his company a number of laurels. Among his awards are:
Pillars of Modern Ghana Awards Presented to B5Plus Limited, Category: TNG, Steel Fabrication Company in Ghana for the year 2014
The Biz 2014 – Mr Mukesh V Thakwani in recognition of Excellence in Business Management, with all its rights and privileges given in the city of Abu Dubai, UAE, 2014
AGI Ghana Industry Awards – Certificate was presented to B5Plus Limited for being best company in the metals, buildings & construction sector in the 3rd AGI Ghana Industry, 2014
Head of state awards Scheme certificate of Appreciation presented to B5 Plus for sponsoring the 3rd Annual Award Gala & HoSA Ghana Business Award 2015 held at the banquet hall, State House, Accra.
Global Trade Leaders Club – awarded to B5 Plus Limited with International Europe Award for Quality in recognition of its commitment to the quality and excellence of its services, 2013.
Ghana Revenue Authority – awarded for the most improved Taxpayer, Custom Division 2013
MISE Foundation – Certificate of Appreciation presented to B5 Plus Limited in recognition for their unreserved commitment for supporting Mathematical sciences Education in Ghana through the work of MISE Foundation.
Biz 2014 – WORLD Leader Business Person Awarded to Mr Mukesh V Thakwani for being successful leader who works in an innovative Knowledgeable and systematic manner, given in the city of Abu Dhabi, UAE on September 28th 2014.
The Socrates Committee Oxford,UK – 2014 – B5 Plus Limited has been recognized as one of the best enterprises in the field of steel Industry. Ghana.
The recipient of the European Award for Quality and Excellent Services award, 2013; and ❖Recently crowned the West African Personality of the Year 2015 by the Business Executive Magazine, a leading international magazine in West Africa.