Margaret Adu

Award Category: 
Business Award
Recipient Year: 
2014

Margaret Adu was born in Cape Coast, Ghana. A highly accomplished architect, Margaret is the founder and managing director of Aomega Group Inc. operating as Aomega Lodges, a local personal care home.Margaret has always been extremely community-minded and is today the President of the Ghanaian Canadian Association of Calgary and President of the Personal Care Homes Council of Calgary. In 2010 she received the Ghanaian Canadian Achievement Award for Community Service and in 2013 she was nominated for the Black and Gold Award for her community and business efforts.Educated in Africa, she worked in London, England, for a few years and moved back to Ghana to start her own business. She exhibited great knowledge in the world of architecture due to her diverse experience and thus had a lot to offer to her Ghanaian clients. She stood out from other architects because she paid great attention and detail to the needs of her clients. This trait Margaret still possesses, as she is detail-oriented in the business she runs today.In 1993, Margaret married David Nyarko, who at the time was pursuing his doctorate at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Later that year, Margaret moved to Edmonton to join David and in 1997 the couple moved to Calgary. They are parents to Danielle, 17, Debbie, 15, and Kobby, 12.