The Chief Executive Office of GhIPSS, Mr. Archie Hesse has been awarded Man of the Year- Technology at the 2019 Exclusive Men of the Year (EMY) awards, 2019. Mr. Hesse was honoured for his contributions to the development of Ghana's Electronic Payment landscape. Archie Hesse, joined GhIPSS in 2007 as a General Manager in charge of Projects & Business Development. Whilst in that role, he spearheaded the implementation of a National Biometric Smart Card Banking and Payment System – e-zwich, the Cheque Codeline Clearing (CCC) System, the Ghana Automated Clearing House (GACH) Systems for direct debit and direct credit, and the National Switching and Processing System – gh-link until his appointment as CEO in July 2012. Under his leadership, GhIPSS introduced many reforms that have helped Ghana achieve “Universal Interoperability” with the completion of the mobile money interoperability Phase 1 & 2.This achievement contributes to increasing electronic transactions in the Ghanaian economy, increasing efficiency in payments, and improving financial inclusion by bridging the gap between the banked and the unbanked. The MAN OF THE YEAR TECHNOLOGY AWARD recognizes a man – scientist, innovator or tech entrepreneur – who has successfully applied technology in the areas of human comfort and development, such as business, communication and health. About EMY Awards The EMY Africa Awards is a Father’s Day related event that celebrates distinguished gentlemen in diverse fields to inspire greatness in the younger generation. It also gives complementary awards to women who have made an impact in society. West Africa’s biggest award event has previous winners such as former President of Ghana, John Agyekum Kufuor, Sir Sam Jonah (Chairman, Jonah Capital), Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom (Chairman, Groupe Nduom), Dr Kwabena Duffour (Chairman, HODA Group), Mr Tony Elumelu (Chairman, United Bank Africa), Abedi Pele (world renowned footballer), Azumah Nelson (world renowned boxer), Adebola Williams (Communications Expert from Nigeria) to name but a few distinguished personalities.