Former Member of the Council of State – Republic of Ghana, 1st Chancellor-University of Education in Winneba, Industrialist, Business Executive, Philantropist, Founder and Chairman of the Antrak Group of Companies.
Alhaji Banda is credited with the establishment of several companies in Ghana and around the globe including Antrak Group of Companies, OTAL Holding Group, Cross Marine Services, Nigeria; and the Tema Container Terminal.
His knowledge and expertise in business enterprise and management are recognised through his membership of national and international boards and corporations. These include Meridian Port Services Limited, Shipowners and Agents Association of Ghana, Board of Trustees of the Ghana Police Fund, Ghana Ports and Harbours Autority, CFAO Ghana Limited, Ghana Maritime Authority, Cal Bank Limited, Ghana Shippers Council and the British Institute of Directors.
In recognition of his devoted service to humanity in appreciation of his invaluable contribution to the cause of education, in honour of his pioneering and outstanding role in the Maritime and Air Transport Industry, and as a tribute to his selfless devotion to public and community service, the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and the University of Cape Coast have each conferred on him a DOCTOR OF SCIENCE, honoris causa.