The Jospong Group of Companies CEO, Joseph Siaw Agyepong has an interesting story about how he proposed to his wife. Let’s meet his family including his kids.
Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, founder and Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group of Companies, can best be described as a Serial Entrepreneur with a penchant for identifying business opportunities across various industries.
He presently owns over 60 companies with operations in over 16 sectors of the Ghana economy and establishing himself as Ghana’s Most Diversified Business Group. Its success journeys beyond the boundaries of the gold coast with multinational employees including Americans, Asians, and other African nationals. He has employed over 30,000 people and has been awarded over 25 times.
The Jospong Group of Companies (JGC) in May 2023 entered into a historic international partnership with ZeroNox Inc., a leading provider of sustainable, off-highway vehicle electrification Company with the formal signing of the Joint Venture (JV) agreement to provide 1000 electric vehicles in Ghana.
The JV agreement which was signed at ZeroNox headquarters in the USA aims at advancing clean technology solutions in Africa.
Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s success story and achievements have been well-documented on the internet with a little touch about his family, wife, and children. So, TheDistin has gathered everything about the love life of the self-made multimillionaire.
Family Profile Summary
|Celebrated Name:||Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong|
|Father:||Opanyin Siaw Agyepong, a photographer|
|Mother:||Aunty Yaa, a petty trader|
|Wife:||Mrs. Cynthia Araba Adelaide Siaw Agyepong|
Who is Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s wife?
Zoomlion has become a household name in the country. This is mainly because the staff of the company is seen almost everywhere in our communities clearing waste to ensure that our neighborhoods are clean, this is the work of Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong.
He had his primary and middle school education at the Teshie Nungua Preparatory School. After his basic education, he continued at the Royal Technical Institute at Nungua, a suburb of Accra. There, he studied for the City and Guilds of London Certificate, which he successfully completed in 1990, graduating with an Electrical Engineering Technician (Part II) certificate.
After his graduation, his intention was to pursue a Diploma program at the Accra Polytechnic to enable him to achieve his ambition of becoming either a pilot or a marine engineer.
He, however, had to abandon his dream of becoming a pilot or marine engineer due to a lack of funds and join his mother who was operating a bookshop.
He detailed that he hawked exercise books on the streets of Accra for a period, where he learned a major skill in business.
“I learned some valuable marketing and negotiation skills on the job while selling my mother’s exercise books on the busy streets of Accra”, he said.
Along the line, he met the love of his life and he has a fascinating story about how he proposed to his spouse.
Who is Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s wife? Self-made millionaire and the CEO of Zoomlion Ghana, Mr. Siaw Agyepong is married to Mrs. Cynthia Araba Adelaide Siaw Agyepong.
On March 2021 during the business magnate’s 50th birthday, he revealed how supportive his wife has been to him over the years of their marriage.
According to MyNewsGh, life was hard for Dr. Siaw Agyepong at the time as a young man in love he looked for means to be able to meet his darling and propose to her.
He revealed that he had to borrow a bicycle from a friend in order to go and propose to Adelaide, his one and only wife to date. In those times, owning a bicycle was a huge luxury that only a few could afford.
According to Nathaniel Attoh who was MC for the birthday prayer party event, Dr. Siaw Agyepong hardly wanted a party or anything of the sort to mark the milestone but his wife Adelaide and her team put the surprise together.
How many children does Joseph Siaw Agyepong have? As of September 17, 2012, Graphic.com.gh reported that Dr. Siaw and his wife Mrs Cynthia Araba Agyepong are blessed with five children. At the moment, whether he has other kids with his spouse or from another relationship remains unknown to the media. Also, the rich man’s children love to live a private life as they have not been spotted in any gathering before.
Who are Joseph Siaw Agyepong’s family members?
Dr. Siaw was born on March 20, 1971, to a photographer and a petty trader into a family of 17 children and he was the 6th among his siblings from his father’s side. The names of all his siblings are Daniel Kwaku Asante Agyepong who is now late was the first, followed by Samuel Kwabena Kissi Agyepong, David Akwasi Anum Agyepong, Mercy Ama Serwaa Agyepong, Cecilia Asumaniwaa Agyepong, Paul Osei Agyepong, Peter Osei Agyepong, Victoria Dwamena Agyepong, Samuel Ofori Agyepong, Comfort Mansah Agyepong, Joseph Osei Agyepong, Grace Anumwah Agyepong, Solomon Kweku Nyame Agyepong, Vida Agyepong, Emmanuel Boakye Agyepong and Mary Obenewaa Agyepong.
He grew up in a strong Christian ‘poor’ home as he had to share a small household with his siblings and parents in Odubi during his early life.
Dr. Siaw’s birth name was Felix, a name his mother gave him in the absence of his father. In his primary school days, his father returned back home and see him for the first after years of being away and changed his name to Joseph, adding that “in the African tradition, it is the man who names the child, not the woman”, per his Facebook page.
His father married three wives whose names were Aunty Yaa, Aunty Aggie, and Enakuma, per Ghana Web.
On September 10, 2022, Dr. Siaw and his family buried his father whose name was Opanyin Siaw Agyepong who died on May 13, 2022, per MyInfoGhana.
The funeral was attended by some statesmen and distinguished personalities including former President, John Mahama, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, Kennedy Agyapong, IGP, George Akuffo Dampare, some Ga chiefs, and representatives from other regions among others.
His children described Opanyin Siaw Agyepong as a man who not only catered to his family but raised up many others.
“He was popularly known as the father of the fatherless, for he took care not only of his own family members but every needy person that God brought his way. He was that giant fruitful tree and a pillar which his wives, children and foster children, siblings, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, other extended relatives, neighbors, and strangers depended on,” portions of his biography read.
Despite not being born into a wealthy family, he has become a successful entrepreneur whose name will forever be remembered in the history of Ghana.
Explaining how he became successful when speaking at the University of Health and Allied Sciences 6th Leadership Lecture Series in memory of the late President Evans Atta Mills, under whose tenure the University was established, he started his business by advancing his mother’s table-top stationery business into a Printing Press with a capital equivalence of three dollars.
According to him, after his second cycle of education, he quickly grabbed an opportunity to establish a printing press to meet demands in 1995. This gave birth to the Jospong Printing Press, which he established with a loan of GHC3.00.
With perseverance, commitment, and the guidance of God, Dr. Siaw managed the printing press efficiently and has since established several companies, hence the accolade “serial entrepreneur” bestowed on him.
Although he came from a long family with 17 other siblings, he was able to establish his first business from his mum’s bookshop and entirely managed it when she fell ill.
He went ahead to establish the Excellent Building and Construction Limited in 1996 and the Appointed Time Screen Printing Company after 4 years when he got an opportunity to print t-shirts for political parties during the 2000 electioneering campaign.
Upsurge in filth in Ghana leading to challenges in public health prompted him to set up Zoomlion Ghana Limited in 2006, which has become one of the leading waste management firms in Africa.
Zoomlion has since evolved from using locally produced tricycles to modern sophisticated waste management equipment, including road sweepers, and roll-on roll-off vehicles.
Dr. Siaw didn’t stop there, he is currently pursuing the objective of recycling waste and producing fertilizer to help curb the perennial shortage and hike in prices of the product in Ghana.
He eulogized the Late President Mills for his contribution to the development of his companies and his sheer leadership traits.
He indicated that “true leadership entails the continuous search for innovative solutions to our collective problems” adding that “true leadership entails serving our community and our country with humility and selfishness. Prof John Evans Atta Mills, the statesman, in whose honor we are having this commemorative event embodied these leadership skills”
Today, after consecutive years of success, an award-winning company Zoomlion Ghana Limited has brought forth other waste management companies in the supply chain, thus providing total and integrated waste management solutions nationwide and in five other African countries.