About AABLA

AFRICA’S MOST RESPECTED BUSINESS AWARDS

The annual All Africa Business Leaders Award is set to honour business excellence and leaders who have made a considerable impact on their industry and community.The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in partnership with CNBC Africa honour remarkable leadership and salute game changers of business on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

CNBC Africa is proud to continue the tradition established by the awards that define and celebrate vision, the spirit of achievement and excellence in business leadership in Africa.

 

The AABLA™ distinguish and honour leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy, and are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses. Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in African leadership. They epitomize the core values of a successful leader, strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful business in a Pan-African and global economy.

Our Process

STAGE 1

We undertake a three-month research and advertising campaign to collect Read More

nominations from all regions, sectors and backgrounds to identify the innovative individuals and companies shaping the industry today.

STAGE 2

All nominations are vetted and scored by the AABLA™ research committee – Read More

Henley Business School Africa and Grant Thornton. The 3-5 highest scoring nominations for each category will create the AABLA Shortlist for the Judges consideration.

STAGE 3

The AABLA™ Judges 2018, a panel of senior executives carefully selected Read More

for their industry knowledge and experience, meet to review all shortlisted nominations. A detailed analysis of every application is discussed to choose a winner for each category. The independent scoring is confidentially validated by the Chairman of the Judges.

STAGE 4

The AABLA™ 2018 finalists are announced at each regional cocktail event,Read More

following a press campaign profiling the finalists on CNBC Africa, Kaya FM and other media partner outlets.

STAGE 5

Finalists from all corners of the continent convene at the AABLA Grand Finale Read More

to crown the All Africa winners at an exclusive gala dinner. The invitation-only networking event will bring together members of the media c-suite executives and will feature a line-up of African entertainment.

Our Timeline

07 May

Media Briefing/Launch

14th June 2018: Members of media outlets and journalists are invited to participate in the media briefing at the Judges Welcome dinner in preparations towards the 8th AABLA Awards series. Venue: Emoyeni Estate Johannesburg, South Africa
07 May

East Africa Awards

06th September 2018: The 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa will announce the winners of the East Africa regional leg. Venue: TBC
07 May

Southern Africa Awards

27th September 2018: The 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa will announce the winners of the Southern Africa regional leg. Venue: TBC
07 May

West Africa Awards

18th October 2018: The 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa will announce the winners of the West Africa regional leg. Venue: Eko Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria TBC
07 May

Finale

29th November 2018: Finalists from all corners of the continent convene at the AABLA Grand Finale to crown the All Africa winners at an exclusive gala dinner. Venue: The Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nominations

The 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa welcomes Africa’s business leaders to enter this prominent award. It will be the seventh year that Africa’s largest business award will host a series of regional award ceremonies in East, West and Southern Africa, before crowning an All Africa winner at a Grand Finale in November 2018. Nominations close on 30 June 2018

Young Business Leader

of the Year

ENTREPRENEUR

OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS WOMAN

OF THE YEAR

INNOVATOR of the Year

INDUSTRIALIST OF THE YEAR

COMPANY OF THE YEAR

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR

PHILANTHROPIST OF THE YEAR

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

In Memoriam

American writer and lawyer Albert Pike once said: “What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.”

 

In 2018, the AABLA™ will once again remember those business leaders who have lead the way, not just for their organization’s but have moved Africa forward – sadly, these visionaries have passed away between November 2017 and November 2018, leaving behind a legacy.Read More

 

The “In Memoriam” segment is the most moving part of the AABLA™ Finale but is also the toughest to produce. Business Leaders who would make it into the AABLA™ Finale “In Memoriam” segment, who have been from an African country and have been the Founder, Chairman or CEO of an organization that was notable in a country or multiple territories.

The AABLA™ welcomes submissions to the “In Memoriam” segment of the Finale. Please take a moment to fill out the form and one of the AABLA™ production team will contact you to assist you further with your submission.

2018 Judges

SOUTHERN AFRICA JUDGES

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    Sam Bhembe

    Head Judge

    Non-Executive Director of ABN Group

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    Jonathan Foster-Pedley

    Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa

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    Dr Snowy Khoza

    Executive Chairperson of Bigen Africa

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    Bonang Mohale

    Chief Executive Officer of Business Leadership South Africa

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    Monique Vanek

    News Editor of CNBC Africa

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    Anthea Gardner

    Founder and Managing Partner of Cartesian Capital

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    Lee Naik

    Chief Executive Officer OF TransUnion Africa

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WEST AFRICA JUDGES

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    Peace Hyde

    Head Judge

    Head of Digital Media and Partnership and the West African Correspondent and Forbes Africa

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    Bismarck Rewane

    Managing Director and Chief Executive of Financial Derivatives Company Limited

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    Biola Alabi

    Founder & Managing Partner of Biola Alabi Media

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    Foluso Phillips

    Executive Chairman of Phillips Consulting Group

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    Frederic Van de vyver

    Head of Africa Business News Nigeria

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EAST AFRICA JUDGES

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    Prof. Bitange Ndemo

    Head Judge

    Chairman of the Department of Business Administration
    and Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi

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    Dr. XN Iraki

    Senior Lecturer of the University of Nairobi School of Business

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    Kamanga Wilbert Kapinga

    Managing Partner of KW Kapinga & Partners

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    Caroline Mugo

    Financial Controller and Board Member of Cargill Agricultural Supply Chain Kenya

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2017 Judges

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    Francis Kamulegeya

    Country Senior Partner of PwC Uganda

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    Martha Daud Luleka

    Business Development Senior Consultant of FoodBev International Consulting

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    Prof. Nshuti Manasseh

    Professor of Finance of the University of Kigali

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    Bismarck Rewane

    Managing Director & Chief Executive of Financial Derivatives Company Limited

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    Biola Alabi

    Founder & Managing Partner Biola Alabi Media

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    Foluso Phillips

    Executive Chairman, Phillips Consulting Group

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    Ike Chioke

    Group Managing Director, Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited.

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    Frederic van de Vyver

    Head, Africa Business News Nigeria

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    Russell Loubser

    Director of Strate (Pty) Limited

     

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    Cassim Coovadia

    MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE BANKING ASSOCIATION SOUTH AFRICA

     

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    CHRIS BISHOP

    MANAGING EDITOR OF FORBES AFRICA

     

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    PROF WISEMAN NKUHLU

    Chancellor of the University of Pretoria

     

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    JONATHAN FOSTER-PEDLEY

    Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa

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    KATE MOODLEY

    FRANCHISE DIRECTOR AT DISCOVERY LTD

     

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    KHANYISILE THANDIWE KWEYAMA

    CHAIRPERSON OF BRAND SOUTH AFRICA

     

2017 Winners

SOUTHERN AFRICA

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    Khalid Abdulla

    Business Leader of the Year

    Group Ceo of African Equity Empowerment Investments

     

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    Ivan & Lynette Saltzman

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Founders of Dis-Chem Pharmacies

     

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    Dr Samuel Motsuenyane

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Founder of SM Foundation for Rural Development

     

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    Yolisa Phahle

    Business Women of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of M-NET

     

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    Sylvester Chauke

    Young Business Leader of the Year

    Founder & Chief Architect of DNA Brand Architects

     

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    Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd

    Company Of The Year

     

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    General Mthembu

    Industrialist of the Year

    Founder of Mthembu Tissue Converting

     

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    James Steere

    Innovator of the Year

    Co-Founder of I-Drop

     

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    Jannie Mouton

    Philanthropist of the Year

    Founder & Chairman of PSG Group

     

WEST AFRICA

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    Herbert Wigwe

    Business Leader of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank

     

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    Mustapha Njie

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of TAF Africa Homes

     

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    Oluwatoyin Sanni

    Business Women of the Year

    Group CEO of United Capital Group

     

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    Alloysius Attah

    Young Business Leader of the Year

    Co-Founder & Ceo of Farmerline

     

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    Guaranty Trust Bank

    Company Of The Year

     

EAST AFRICA

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    Joshua Oigara

    Business Leader of the Year

    Group Ceo of Kenya Commercial Bank

     

     

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    Maida Waziri

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of IBRA Africa

     

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    Fatma Riyami Diwani

    Business Woman of the Year

    Managing Director of Nature Ripe Kilimanjaro

     

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    Jennifer Bash

    Young Business Leader of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of AKTZ Industries (Alaska Tanzania)

     

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    Chandaria Industries Ltd

    Company Of The Year 

     

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    Jean De Dieu Kagabo

    Industrialist of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of Soft Group

     

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    Godfrey Magila

    Innovator of the Year

    Founder & Ceo of Magilatech Co

     

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    Kirit Patel

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Founder & Chairman of RAMCO Group

     

FINALE

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    Herbert Wigwe

    Business Leader of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank

     

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    Ivan & Lynette Saltzman

    Entrepreneur of the Year

    Founders of Dis-Chem Pharmacies

     

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    Dr Samuel Motsuenyane

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Founder of SM Foundation for Rural Development

     

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    Oluwatoyin Sanni

    Business Women of the Year

    Group Ceo of United Capital PLC

     

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    Alloysius Attah

    Young Business Leader of the Year

    Chief Executive Officer of Farmer Line

     

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    Capitec Bank Holdings

    Company Of The Year

     

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    General Mthembu

    Industrialist of the Year

    Founder of Mthembu Tissue Converting

     

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    James Steere

    Industrialist of the Year

    Co-Founder of I-Drop Water

     

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    Jannie Mouton

    Philanthropist of the Year

    Founder & Chairmen of PSG Group

     

2016 Winners

Young Business Leader Of The Year

Mr Edha Nahdi

Managing Director Of Amsons Group

Business Leader Of The Year

Mr Segun Agbaje

Managing Director of GT Bank

Business Women Of The Year

Ms Louisa Mojela

Group Ceo Of Wiphold

Business Woman Of The Year

Ms Gloria Serobe

Executive Director Of Wiphold

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Mr Jason Xenopoulos

Ceo Of Native

Industrialist Of The Year

Aliko Dangote

Founder Of Dangote Group

Philanthropist Of The Year

Ms Wendy Ackerman

The Ackerman Foundation

Lifetime Achievement

Mr Christo Wiese

Chairperson Of Pepkor Limited

2015 Winners

Young Business Leader Of The Year

Mr Dashan Chandaria

Director & Ceo Of Chandaria Group

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Mr Stephen Saad

Group Ceo of Aspen Phamacare

Business Woman Of The Year

Ms Sola David_Borha

Ceo Of Stanbic IBCT Holdings

Innovator Of The Year

Mr Bright Simons

President Of mPedigree Network

Industrialist Of The Year

Mr Abdul Samad Rabiu

Discovery

Company Of The Year

Discovery

Ceo Of Stanbic IBCT Holdings

Business Leader Of The Year

Mr Adrian Gore

Founder & Ceo Of Discovery

Philanthropist Of The Year

Mr Aliko Dangote

Founder of Dangote Group

Lifetime Achievement

Brian Joffe

Founder Of Bid Corporation

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The AABLA regional and finale ceremonies are presented in an half show broadcast across 48 countries in Africa, and globally via cnbcafrica.com.   Establish market leadership through high profile branding and media exposure, connect your brand with the All Africa Business Leader awards and expose your brand to a projected R32-million worth of publicity

Sam is one of the founding Non-Executive Directors of the ABN 360 Group. Sam started his career as a teacher of Economics and Business Economics. He ended being the Managing Executive of Nedbank charged with the responsibilities of managing all businesses in the continent outside of South Africa. Before that, Sam looked after the public sector banking and the strategy portfolio of Nedbank Corporate. Before joining the bank, Sam was the Executive Vice President at the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa, responsible for investment and facilities into the services-based industrial sectors.

Sam has been a Non-Executive Director in numerous entities including Kimberly Clark South Africa, Hans Merensky, Nedbank Foundation and National Film & Video Foundation of South Africa. He is currently a director at the St Davids Marist College in Inanda, Sandton. Sam is qualified with Honours in Economics, an MBA in Finance from Maastricht School of Management (Netherlands), Strategic Management in Banking from INSEAD (France) and an Advanced Management Program from Duke University (USA).

It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley
Business School South Africa. Dean and Director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has
over thirty years of global business experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the
European aerospace industry, and has guided and facilitated cohesion and productivity in international and
local multicultural sales and marketing and management teams. He is also an entrepreneur, a leading
academic and coach (working as a visiting professor in Strategy, Creativity and Innovation), and a writer and
blogger.
Foster-Pedley’s expertise in strategy, creativity, design, thinking and innovation are key features of the Henley
MBA curriculum. He has developed hands-on programmes designed to stimulate innovative business thinking
strategies, to increase productivity in the workplace, and to develop self-confidence, self-belief, creativity,
proactivity and out-of- the-box thinking. Foster-Pedley has the business acumen, the academic prowess, and
the social conscience to direct Henley students so that they reach the full productive potential in every facet of
their daily lives.

Dr Khoza is a seasoned executive, acknowledged strategist and development activist in the infrastructure
development space. She is the Executive Chairperson of the Bigen Group – A proudly South African
infrastructure development company that operates on the African continent.
In 2014 Dr Khoza was awarded the Lifetime Achiever's Award in the Manufacturing and Engineering Sector and
as one of Africa's Most Influential Women. In 2015 awarded the Top Performing Business Leader Award in
South Africa. 2016 she was recognized by Women For Africa Awards a London-based organization for being
one of the most influential women on the African continent. In 2017, she was recognized by the Standard
Bank’s Top-Women Awards for her leadership in Bigen Group - receiving the Top Gender Empowered
Infrastructure Development Award. This year in 2018, she received a Lifetime Achievement in Engineering
from SA Professional Services Awards [SAPSA] sponsored by Sanlam.
During her tenure [2010-2016] as CEO of Bigen Group, the company won over 30 business awards on
engineering and advisory service in infrastructure development on the continent and in particular in South
Africa. In 2018, Bigen won the Infrastructure Development Company of the year from SAPSA alongside Dr
Khoza’s Lifetime Achievers award. She is respected for her passion in doing good while doing business thus
improving the quality of life of people through infrastructure that provides water, sanitation, housing,
transportation, energy and health, thus for e.g. create jobs, reduce poverty, increase health and education for
society.

Bonang Mohale is currently the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA). Mr Mohale ended a
distinguished term as Vice President Upstream and Chairman of Shell South Africa (Pty) Limited at the end of
June.
Mr Mohale, who originally studied to be a medical doctor, has had a distinguished career at the helm and in
leadership roles of several major South African and multinational companies; including Otis Elevators, South
African Airways, Sanlam, Limited, and Drake & Scull Integrated Facilities Management
He currently serves on the Boards of Swiss Re Africa (12 years); Hollard Insurance (11 years); Rand Merchant
Bank & Oakhurst Insurance (Chairman). Mr Mohale has an impressive track record of building successful
companies, delivering results and making significant advances in transformation in the companies he has been
involved in. He has been a vocal courageous and active proponent of transformation since the 1980s, and
played a leadership role in the Black Management Forum (BMF) for over 33 years.
Awarded Bonang was conferred with an Honorary Professorship in Marketing Management by the University
of Pretoria, where he serves on their Advisory Council. 2012 IPM CEO of the Year. Received the PRESIDENTIAL
AWARD for his “Servanthood in South African Industry & the Economic Empowerment of Previously
Disadvantaged Individuals” 2001.

Monique Vanek has worked in financial media for over 14 years during which time her career has spanned
radio, TV, print, public relations and, since 2007, digital media. She has spent a vast portion of her career
mentoring and training journalists that would become award winning. Monique is CNBC Africa and
CNBCAfrica.com’s news editor. She also works on social media and co-produces various shows on CNBC
Africa.
She previously co-produced Tonight with Bruce Whitfield, which in 2015 won the Multimedia Financial
Journalist of the Year category at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism.
Monique has also been involved in event organisation at CNBC Africa, including CNBC Africa’s launch at
the JSE in 2015, Exclusive Insights with Pravin Gordhan and Lesteja Kganyago. She has also been the
executive producer on several outside broadcasts such as WEF Africa 2015, Cape Town and WEF Davos
2017.
Monique began her career as an intern at Moneyweb in 2003 before making the move to editor in 2007
during which time she grew a reputation for producing award-winning journalists and co-founded
MoneywebTax. In addition to Moneyweb she has worked with Radio Today, Different Angles, the SABC
and The Citizen before moving into public relations where she consulted to corporates on social media,
spent time copy writing, editing, writing press releases and narrowing the divide between digital and
traditional public relations.

Anthea is founder and Managing Partner of Cartesian Capital, a local asset management business which
manages a range of local and African investment products. She spent the majority of her working life in
investment banking for internationals such as HSBC, Rand Merchant Bank and Morgan Stanley, before her stint
as a Senior Investment Officer for the African Development Bank. She holds an MBA from Wits Business
School, with a first class thesis in Option Pricing Theory. She is a keen sportsperson, having completed the
Ironman in Sweden, and is a trustee on the ASHA Early Childhood Development charity board.

Lee Naik is the CEO of TransUnion Africa and is recognised as one of South Africa's leading digital and
technology transformation experts. He leads a portfolio of TransUnion’s businesses in using big data and
information services to help consumers and organisations make more informed decisions.
In his previous role, Lee spent almost 19 years at Accenture where he served as the Managing Director of
Accenture Digital, helping organisations transform their businesses to remain competitive in an increasingly
digital world. Prior to that Lee was the Managing Director of Accenture’s Technology Strategy business.
Lee is a frequent speaker and commentator and was recognised as a global top 10 technology commentator in
the 2015 LinkedIn Top Voices awards. He is also a recipient of the 2015 Standard Bank Rising Stars award.

Peace Hyde is the Head of Digital Media and Partnership as well as the West African
Correspondent at Forbes Africa. In her current role, she is responsible for working across the
company’s digital platform on revenue and audience growth initiatives as well as the editorial
head for the West African region. Prior to Joining Forbes Africa, she was an education senior
management executive in the United Kingdom where she also practiced as a science teacher for

7 years.

She is also the founder of leading education non-profit Aim Higher Africa, which has a focus on
empowering unemployed youths in Africa to transform their passion into business. Hyde is an
award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, Ebony

and Fox News.

She was named to the United Nations Most Influential People of African Decent list for 2017.
She also sits on the judging panel for The Chivas Venture Fund as well as being the host of two
leading flagship talk shows, Forbes Africa’s My Worst Day with Peace Hyde and Forbes Woman
Africa’s Against The Odds on CNBC Africa reaching over 60 million households in Sub Saharan

Africa.

Bismarck Rewane is an Economist, trained at the University of Ibadan, he commenced his
banking career at Barclays Bank International in the United Kingdom, where he participated in
the graduate training programme for Economists at the University of West London. Rewane has
worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), International Monetary Fund, in the design and
implementation of deregulated foreign currency auction market. He is currently on the Board of First City Group, Guinness

Biola is an African media expert who has served for the likes of (MNET) as Managing Director.
Biola was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes in 2012. She
previously worked with leading brands Sesame Street, Bigwords.com and Daewoo Motors.

Foluso Phillips is a qualified Industrial Economist, a chartered Management Accountant of the
U.K., and a chartered Accountant of Nigeria. He is very active on the corporate scene, and sits
Chairman at the Nigeria- South Africa Chamber of Commerce; Interbrand Sampson and Web
Liquid. Mr Phillips demonstrates a keen commitment to the African Renaissance, and he is very
active in supporting Pan-African initiatives in his different spheres of endeavour. He is a prolific
speaker, actively involved in many international seminars and conferences across Africa, Europe, and the USA.

Frederic, a Belgian national, has 15 years’ experience in the media Industry in Africa.
Frederic Van de vyver took over as Head, West Africa of Africa Business News Nigeria in August
2008. As Head, West Africa Frederic leads the team in West Africa and is responsible for general
management of operations on a daily basis. Frederic is involved in building content, strategic
relationships and in creating commercial opportunities for the network, as well as building and
overseeing all matters relating to corporate governance and implementing policies of the ABN Board

Prof. Ndemo is an ICT specialist and an Associate professor in Entrepreneurship. He also teaches Research
Methods and Management at the School of Business, University of Nairobi. Prior to this, he was the
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Communication where he initiated various
transformative projects, including development of the undersea cables into East Africa and the
development of the Kenya Open Data Initiative. He sits on several Boards including Safaricom, Mpesa
Foundation and Research ICT Africa. He is a senior advisor to the UNCDF’s Better than Cash Alliance and

the UN Global Pulse.

Prof. Ndemo has spent more than two decade in the classroom and lecture halls with over 20 years of
experience lecturing at the university. He is highly skilled in the design and implementation of both short
and long training curricula and has taught various courses including entrepreneurship, research methods,

statistics, and innovation management.

Dr. XN Iraki, PhD is currently a senior lecturer at University of Nairobi School of business. He
previously taught at Kentucky State University, USA. Dr. Iraki is a Fulbright scholar and holds a Phd in
Economics (Jackson State university , USA), an MBA(University of Nairobi) a MEd and a BEd both from
Kenyatta University . He also holds a certificate in global journalism from university of Toronto. He
has been a columnist with the Standard Newspaper since 2006. He is an amateur golfer and East

Africa’s only certified dowry negotiator.

During Kapinga’s professional career he has worked for a number of the top consulting firms in Tanzania
namely Mkono & Co Advocates in association with Dentons, Vervet Global Limited, Rex Attorneys and CRB
Africa Legal. These firms are all recognized by IFLR 1000: Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms for
transactional work undertaken. He is currently the Managing Partner of KW KAPINGA & PARTNERS

He also holds directorship in American Chamber of Commerce since 2014-2016 and Surestream Petroleum
Tanzania Limited, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Other portfolios include Senior Business Development Associate,
Mkono & Co Advocates, Investment Advisor (Fund Manager) at Vervet Global Limited since March 2014,
Director of Development, American Chamber of Commerce since 2014-2016 and Associate, CRB AFRICA LEGAL

September 2011 to September 2012

Caroline is a Qualified Accountant (CPA-K) from Strathmore School of Accountancy. She holds a Bachelor’s
degree in Commerce (Finance)-University of Nairobi and a Master’s degree in Business Administration

focusing on Strategy-University of Nairobi.

Professional Accountant with 17 years’ experience in the profession working for local blue chips and
global multinationals namely Nation Media, Aghakhan Education Services, Cadbury (Kraft foods) and

Bunge commodities E.A.

Currently Caroline is a Financial Controller and an Executive Director at Cargill Kenya Ltd, the largest
privately owned multinational corporation in the world, dealing in agricultural commodities.
To see women excel particularly in corporate set ups. As she find herself being the only woman in the top
management she faces first-hand the extent of the gender imbalance in terms of numbers in the top levels
of management. The ratios could be better, but not just for the sake of the numbers in themselves.
Women need to ensure they bring a different dynamic and balanced approach to the corporate table.

Caroline was awarded Business Daily ‘Top40under40 women 2015’.

Francis is also a member of the PwC Africa Governance Board. After graduating from Makerere University, Uganda, Francis trained as a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) with a small firm in London, where he worked for five years. He then moved into tax, joining PwC London in 1996 qualifying as Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) in 1999, and has been a Partner in the firm since 2005.

Francis’ professional work extends to both corporate and personal taxation, financial, commercial and investment advice working mainly with a wide a range of clients which include PwC’s global multinational clients with operations in East Africa, mainly in the manufacturing, telecoms, financial services and the emerging oil and gas sector.

A long term experienced Development Consultant with a global presence, exercising good governance in both private and public sector development; a skilful international attendant on development issues in the African Continent and beyond. A passionate coach and facilitator, particularly in life skills development, good governance; gender and development; agribusiness; sustainable livelihoods; democratization processes, and cooperative development. Resilient and trustworthy leader in planning, corporate change management, communication, presentations, public speaking, lobbying & advocacy, fund raising, facilitation, lecturing, consulting & research, networking and quiet diplomacy engagements at all levels - local and international

Professor Nshuti Manasseh is a Professor of Finance. He holds a PhD in Finance from Aberdeen University, UK, a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting, Aberdeen University, UK, and A Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Makerere University. Professor Nshuti was Minister of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism, a Minister of Finance and Finally, a Minister of Public Service and Labour of Republic of Rwanda.

Bismarck Rewane is an Economist, trained at the University of Ibadan, he commenced his
banking career at Barclays Bank International in the United Kingdom, where he participated in
the graduate training programme for Economists at the University of West London. Rewane has
worked with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), International Monetary Fund, in the design and
implementation of deregulated foreign currency auction market. He is currently on the Board of First City Group, Guinness

Biola is an African media expert who has served for the likes of (MNET) as Managing Director.
Biola was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes in 2012. She
previously worked with leading brands Sesame Street, Bigwords.com and Daewoo Motors.

Foluso Phillips is a qualified Industrial Economist, a chartered Management Accountant of the
U.K., and a chartered Accountant of Nigeria. He is very active on the corporate scene, and sits
Chairman at the Nigeria- South Africa Chamber of Commerce; Interbrand Sampson and Web
Liquid. Mr Phillips demonstrates a keen commitment to the African Renaissance, and he is very
active in supporting Pan-African initiatives in his different spheres of endeavour. He is a prolific
speaker, actively involved in many international seminars and conferences across Africa, Europe, and the USA.

Ike has over 25 years of investment banking experience involving strategic advisory in corporate finance including mergers & acquisitions project, structured finance and equity capital markets activities. His industry specializations include the telecommunications, media, financial services and general industrial sectors.

His professional experience cuts across renowned financial institutions including Arthur Andersen, Goldman Sachs and Salomon Smith Barney Inc. worked internationally for 30 years – principally in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australasia and the Americas.

Frederic, a Belgian national, has 15 years’ experience in the media Industry in Africa.
Frederic Van de vyver took over as Head, West Africa of Africa Business News Nigeria in August
2008. As Head, West Africa Frederic leads the team in West Africa and is responsible for general
management of operations on a daily basis. Frederic is involved in building content, strategic
relationships and in creating commercial opportunities for the network, as well as building and
overseeing all matters relating to corporate governance and implementing policies of the ABN Board

It takes a multi-talented leader, innovative businessperson and expert in curriculum design to direct Henley
Business School South Africa. Dean and Director Jonathan Foster-Pedley has worked in six continents and has
over thirty years of global business experience. He is a former airline pilot and senior executive in the
European aerospace industry, and has guided and facilitated cohesion and productivity in international and
local multicultural sales and marketing and management teams. He is also an entrepreneur, a leading
academic and coach (working as a visiting professor in Strategy, Creativity and Innovation), and a writer and
blogger.
Foster-Pedley’s expertise in strategy, creativity, design, thinking and innovation are key features of the Henley
MBA curriculum. He has developed hands-on programmes designed to stimulate innovative business thinking
strategies, to increase productivity in the workplace, and to develop self-confidence, self-belief, creativity,
proactivity and out-of- the-box thinking. Foster-Pedley has the business acumen, the academic prowess, and
the social conscience to direct Henley students so that they reach the full productive potential in every facet of
their daily lives.

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa Ltd (IDC) is a national Development Finance Institution (DFI). It was established in 1940 to promote economic growth and industrial development in South Africa.

 

Our mandate includes the rest of the African continent and we are active throughout the entire region. We operate in a broad spectrum of industries and with our specialized knowledge and experience, are able to offer valid and appropriate financial assistance to a wide variety of individuals and companies. We are committed to maintaining our financial independence and apply sound business principles to everything we do.

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Hollard opened for business in 1980, when Robert Enthoven decided the time was right to offer a new brand of insurance: one that looked at fresh ways of addressing risk, one that put clients’ needs first, and one that embraced a deep-held conviction that to do well in business, you have to do good around you.

 

Today, with over 3 500 passionate Hollardites on four continents, more than 6-million policyholders and assets exceeding R26-billion, we are South Africa’s largest independent and privately owned insurance group, and have become an “Afroglobal” insurance brand. (This is our way of saying that, wherever the future takes us, our strong connection to our African roots and culture will always be a big part of who we are.)

We attribute our growth to staying true to our founding objectives and rooting them in solid, long-term partnerships with industry experts who share our values. Together, we provide short-term insurance, life insurance and investment products to a customer base that ranges from individual consumers in almost all income categories, to large commercial and corporate clients. And, while we collaborate with brokers and insurance specialists, we also work closely with big brands, retailers and affinity groups. We underwrite and have expertise in almost every class of insurance.

 

We’re game-changers, problem solvers and innovators who set trends and pioneer risk solutions. With the Hollard brand present in nine countries across the world, insurance interests in nine others and plans to extend our international presence in the years ahead, Hollard’s unique approach to insurance certainly seems to resonate with established and emerging markets across the world.

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Located on a beautiful campus in the North West of England, the University places great emphasis on a strong student experience and employability and gives students access to academics who are experts in their field.

Lancaster is one of only a handful of universities with a collegiate system which has helped to forge a strong sense of identity and loyalty, and continues to be a distinctive feature of student life at Lancaster. Students from one hundred countries make up a thriving community based around our nine colleges, creating a culturally diverse campus in a location that boasts the combination of city, coast and countryside.

Lancaster's community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries around the world.

Lancaster's journey has been a remarkable one, and it is now one of the top universities in the world, with an ambitious strategic plan.

Lancaster University has been named University of the Year by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

It has also taken the top spot for Best Campus University and Best University in the North West. Lancaster has been the top university in the northwest of England for over a decade and this year rose three places to finish sixth place in the national league table, securing it a top 10 finish for the second consecutive year and its highest ever ranking.

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