Mr. Obed Asante, the CEO of Ghana Nuts Ltd and the brain behind the business, has over 20 years’ experience in agro-industry. His brainchild GNL is the first Solvent Extraction Plant and Shea Butter/Olein Refinery plant in West Africa. Being the first entrepreneur to have successfully achieved this, it has afforded him a vast amount of experience in the industry and has made him a well-respected authority in his trade.
He is an astute business man; and fully understands the short and long term impacts his decisions regarding the business will have on the environment, his workers’ well-being, profitability and the hard-won relationships he has nurtured over the years with his customers and clients.
Mr. Asante is a philanthropist who engages in varied philanthropic activities ranging from scholarships, health provision, small scale business, entrepreneurial enterprise, start-up capital, apprenticeship in various disciplines, vocational training, farming projects, church enterprise, community development activities, group support activities etc.
Mr. Asante’s GNL and its reputation as a competitive employer in agro-industry alongside moguls such as UniLever and the like, have always made it a big player in the employment of national and international specialists from finance, agro-processing, engineering, marketing etc.
GNL’s unsurpassed reputation has won it several Awards including the Ghana Business Quality Awards’ Best Business Icon for Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana in 2017.