Ibrahim Mahama is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, the owner of Dzata Cement, and the brother to former President John Dramani Mahama rose from the mud to become the iconic man he currently is.
Date of Birth
Ibrahim Mahama was born on January 29, 1971, in Piase in the northern region of Ghana.
He is currently 50 years old
His father, Emmanuel Adama Mahama, was the former Minister of Agriculture and the First Minister of the Northern Region under the Nkrumah regime.
His mother, Joyce Tamakloe, a native of Keta in the Volta region was a businesswoman.
He had his tertiary education at the College of North London later dropped out of school.
After dropping out of school at 26 and realizing that his future was not in the classroom, he returned to Ghana. He discovered mining after reading and researching about minerals in Africa.
This triggered him to venture into entrepreneurship.
He started his own retail rental firm called Engineers and Planners, and this was his pivot to his breakthrough in life.
Engineers and Planners has become one of the largest mining contractors in West Africa with over 3000 workers and an asset value of over 100 million US dollars.
His company Engineers and Planners is on record to have built one of the largest tailings dam in West Africa for South Africa Gold mining firm, Goldfields at their Tarkwa mining site.
He also worked for the Canadian mining firm, Golden Star Resources at Mpohor in the Western region of Ghana.
He was the first to open the Liberian economy to commercial mining activities after over two decades of civil war when it won the contract to mine the iron ore concession for Arcelor Mittal in Yekepa. In 2018 he was awarded the African Industrialist of the Year at the African Achievers’ Award in London.
Aside from setting up and heading one of the biggest and most successful mining firms in Africa, Engineers, and Planners, Mahama has found time to work on some other things. He owns Hallman Brothers, Asutsuare Farms, MBG Ltd, real estate, and the newly launched Dzata Cement.