Saied Fakhry, the founder of Interplast, is a yet another Ghanaian self-made millionaire. His never-ending enthusiasm and drive have caught the eyes of other businessmen in Ghana, who voted him as Marcopolis’ fourth (4th) most influential businessperson in the country.
The Ghana-born, Lebanese mogul was the owner of a much smaller company before making it big. He managed Ghana Rubber Products for several years before he started Interplast in 1971. Today, the company is one of the largest manufacturers of plastic pipe systems, and operates under three brands: Interplast for pipes, Everlast for reinforced UPVC polyvinyl chloride doors and windows, and Panelast for wall and ceiling panels. Interplast Ltd has grown into a multinational operation, servicing Ghana and over 20 other African countries.
Fakhry’s decades of hard work have ranked him as the 23rd richest man in Ghana, according to Goodman AMC Ghana Wealth Report, with a net worth of $430 million. Moreover, the public has acknowledged his business savvy personality and accomplishments. He was nominated as one of the 30 outstanding entrepreneurs in Ghana, recognized for his contributions toward the development of the private sector. The organizers of this event, The Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana (EFG), in partnership with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, decided on the nominations.
Fakhry’s outstanding entrepreneurship has helped shape the economic and social values of Ghana. While you won’t read much about his personal life in the media, his business accomplishments will not go unnoticed.