Africa Ceo Forum
Africa Ceo Forum

For the 7th year in a row, the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS will recognize the outstanding performance of business leaders, companies and investors in Africa

The new “Gender Leader of the Year” award will be presented to a company that has made a standout contribution to promoting gender diversity over the past year, particularly in its own management bodies

Each year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS recognize the business leaders, companies and investors whose strategy and performance have contributed most to Africa’s growth momentum over the past year through five awards ranging from “CEO of the Year” to “Disrupter of the Year”.

The launch of the “Gender Leader of the Year” prize is an innovation for the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS. This trophy will showcase the company that best distinguished itself through its actions to promote female leadership, particularly within its management bodies, according to three criteria: women’s representation on the company’s board of directors, the percentage of women on the executive committee of the group and its subsidiaries and, finally, the company’s strategy for promoting female leadership.

Another innovation is the “Disrupter of the Year” award, which will be granted to the CEO of a young company (set up within the last ten years) in the field of new technologies. This company stands out through its significant growth potential in Africa and for the disruptive nature of its activities, which challenge the conventional strategies deployed by more established groups by offering creative solutions.

In partnership with Mazars, the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS 2019 will grant a total of five prizes on the evening of March 25th among the finalists in the following categories:

« CEO OF THE YEAR »

Abderrahmane Benhamadi, CEO, Condor
Alioune Ndiaye, CEO, Orange Middle East and Africa
Mark Bristow, CEO, Barrick Gold
Mohamed El Kettani, CEO, Attijariwafa bank
Tewolde Gebremariam, CEO, Ethiopian Airlines

« AFRICAN CHAMPION OF THE YEAR »

Azalaï Hotels
Banque Centrale Populaire
Ethiopian Airlines Group
iSON Group
Mota Engil Africa
OCP Group
Royal Air Maroc

« GENDER LEADER OF THE YEAR »

Absa Group
Access Bank
First Bank of Nigeria
Unilever
Ynna Holding

« INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR »

Endeavor Energy
ENGIE Africa
Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals
National Aviation Services
Orange Middle East and Africa

« DISRUPTER OF THE YEAR »

Africa’s Talking
Baobab+
InTouch
Jumia
Kobo360 Inc

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