Africa's most respected Business Awards

The annual All Africa Business Leaders Award in partnership with CNBC Africa (AABLA™) is set to honour business excellence in the Southern Africa region that has had a considerable impact on their industry and the community that they serve.

AABLA™ – Southern Africa 2017 will take place on the 28th of September 2017 at Monte Casino in Johannesburg and will be attended by a host of successful business leaders, academics, key stakeholders and industry game changers among other distinguished guests.

As one of the most prominent award ceremonies in Africa, the AABLA™ is televised across the African continent annually.

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Southern Judges Panel - 2017

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Chris Bishop is the managing editor of Forbes Africa, which launched in October 2011. He has spent 33 years in journalism. He has tackled...

Chris Bishop-Head Judge
Managing Editor of Forbes Africa
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Jonathan Foster-Pedley is the dean and director of Henley Business School, South Africa. He is an education designer, academic, coach, learning facilitator and...

Jonathan Foster-Pedley
Dean and Director of Henley Business School, S.A
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Postgraduate Diploma in Management and a Masters in Management, she was previously Executive Director at...

Ms Khanyisile Thandiwe KWEYAMA
Has vast board and management experience
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Cassim “Cas” Coovadia is the Managing Director of the Banking Association South Africa. Coovadia has been the Senior General Manager at ...

Cassim Coovadia
Managing Director of The Banking Association South Africa
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Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and Chairman of Rothschild (South Africa) from 2009 to date. Deputy Chairman of...

Lumkile Wiseman Nkuhlu
Chancellor of the University of Pretoria and Chairman of Rothschild, S.A
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I was the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) from 1st January 1997 until the 31st December 2011, at which date...

Russell Loubser
Retired CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
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Kate is an accomplished business woman with a number of academic qualifications which includes a Masters in Law. She began her career in legal but quickly moved into...

Kate Moodley
Franchise Director at Discovery

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Lancaster Ghana

Henley Business School

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United States International University Africa

East Africa Research Partner

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West Africa Research Partner

Grant Thornton

Auditing Partner


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Thomson Reuters

Strategic Partner

Forbes Africa

Magazine Partner

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East Africa Nominations Partner
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