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.
ABN Productions pioneered the annual All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in partnership with CNBC Africa 2011, after Founder and Vice Chairman of the ABN group Mr Rakesh Wahi attended the European business leader’s awards in 2009 and inspired by the recognition of European business leadership, decided to salute remarkable business leaders for their continuing commitment to excellence in Africa. In 2012 the awards grew into 3 regional segments, namely East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa – with a grand finale to bring all regional winners together and to celebrate an overall victor. The awards ceremony and gala dinner is presented in a half-hour show broadcast across 48 countries in Africa.
Now celebrating it’s 8th year, the awards have become synonymous with recognising the best in business leadership on the African continent and continue to grow in boldness and stature.
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All Africa Young Business Leader of the YearDarshan Chandaria
All Africa Entrepreneur of the YearStephen Saad
All Africa Business Woman of the YearSola David-Borha
All Africa Innovator of the YearBright Simons
All Africa Industrialist of the YearAbdul Samad Rabiu
All Africa Company of the YearDiscovery
All Africa Business Leader of the YearAdrian Gore
All Africa Philanthropist of the YearAliko Dangote
All Africa Lifetime Achievement AwardBrian Joffe
All Africa Business Leader of the YearHerbert Wigwe
All Africa Business Woman of the YearOluwatoyin Sanni
All Africa Company of the YearCapitec Bank Holdings Ltd
All Africa Entrepreneur of the YearIvan Saltzman & Lynette Saltzman
All Africa Young Business Leader of the YearAlloysius Attah
All Africa Innovator of the YearJames Steere & Kate Thiers Steere
All Africa Industrialist of the YearGeneral Thembinkosi Mthembu
All Africa Lifetime Philanthropist of the YearJannie Mouton
All Africa Lifetime Achievement AwardDr. Samuel Motsuenyane
Young Business Leader of The YearSylvester Chauke
Entrepreneur of The YearIvan and Lynette Saltzman
Business Woman of the YearYolisa Phahle
Innovator of the YearJames Steere
Company of the YearCapitec Bank Holdings Ltd
Business Leader of the YearKhalid Abdulla
Philanthropist of the YearJannie Mouton
Lifetime Achievement AwardDr Samuel Motsuenyane
Young Business Leader of The YearAlloysius Attah
Entrepreneur of The YearMustapha Njie
Business Woman of the YearOluwatoyin Sanni
Company of the YearGuaranty Trust Bank
Business Leader of the YearHerbert Wigwe
Young Business Leader of The YearJennifer Bash
Entrepreneur of The YearMaida Waziri
Business Woman of the YearFatma Riyami Diwani
Company of the YearChandaria Industries Ltd
Business Leader of the YearJoshua Oigara
Innovator of the YearGodfrey Magila
Industrialist of the YearJean De Dieu Kagabo
Lifetime Achievement AwardKirit Patel
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