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Ibrahim Mahama | Ghana | Giving Back & Serving Others

Ghanaian Businessman | Philanthropist


Ibrahim Mahama, born on January 29, 1971, is a Ghanaian businessman and philanthropist, renowned as the founder of Engineers and Planners, a West African indigenous-owned mining company. With a professional journey spanning over 20 years, he has made significant contributions to the business landscape in Ghana. Mahama was born in Piase, in the Northern Region of Ghana, to Emmanuel Adama Mahama and Joyce Tamakloe. He pursued his education in the United Kingdom at the College of North London, where he later worked for a property development company in London.


In 1997, Mahama founded Engineers & Planners upon his return to Ghana. The company, now employing over 3,000 Ghanaian workers, has become a key player in the mining sector. Additionally, Mahama invested in Asutsuare Poultry Farms, contributing to the production of eggs and broilers.Mahama is also the investor and owner of Dzata Cement Limited, an exclusively Ghanaian-owned cement processing factory in Tema.


The factory, operational since the first quarter of 2018, has a projected annual production capacity of 2 million tonnes of cement, creating 1,200 direct jobs.


Philanthropy: Ibrahim Mahama has been a prominent figure in philanthropy, particularly in supporting Northern and Zongo communities. His contributions extend to education, healthcare, and employment projects. Notably, he initiated the construction of a 550-bed dormitory for Tamale Secondary School in the Northern Region after a fire destroyed an existing dormitory.


Mahama co-founded the Joyce Tamakloe Cancer Foundation, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer treatment in Ghana. The foundation has provided free mammograms to over 1000 women and established the Joyce Tamakloe Memorial Cancer Foundation Polo Championship to promote cancer awareness. Notably, he is the younger brother of John Dramani Mahama, who served as the President of Ghana from 2012 to 2017.


Honours: In 2018, Mahama was named African Industrialist of the Year at the 8th edition African Achievers Awards ceremony. In 2022, he received the Ultimate Man of the Year award at the Exclusive Men of the Year Africa Awards.

Ibrahim Mahama's impactful contributions to business and philanthropy have earned him recognition as a transformative figure in Ghana.


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