Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Strive Masiyiwa, Helen Hai and Mohammed Dewji among business leaders awarded at the African Business Awards 2015 that took place in Four Seasons Hotel New York, on the sidelines of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

Dangote Cement
Dangote Cement
The Awards, organized by African Business magazine also awarded a prize to large companies such as Dangote Cement, Guaranty Trust Bank, Abellon Clean Energy, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and BIMA, the number of mobile micro-insurance in emerging markets.

The Trophy of the African Business of the Year in 2015 returned to Dangote Cement. Led by the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, the Nigerian cement giant plans to launch production in several countries in anticipation of the construction boom and future infrastructure. The jury commended Dangote Cement for its ability to constantly develop new products adapted to acquire new market share and expand its activities across the continent.

Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Executive President of Kalagadi Manganese, South Africa, was awarded the prestigious Trophy for most outstanding business woman. The jury paid tribute to the many successes of Mrs Nkosi often in a male dominated industry. Ms Nkosi did a lot for the people of South Africa and use all possible resources to improve the lives of average South African.

She has created more than 30,000 jobs in Northern Cape Province and will remain in history as the largest mining personality the past 30 years.

Since taking over the company from his father in Tanzania, the winner of the Trophy Business Leader of the Year, Mohammed Dewji, made ??his own way. CEO of the company Mohammed Enterprise Tanzania, the young business man in his forties, acquired and straightened of ailing public enterprises in sectors as diverse as manufacturing, agriculture and real estate. Its management Metl earned him a place in the Forbes list of the richest in Africa. 2015 The jury paid tribute to its dynamism and its visionary qualities through which it was able to transform a company from $ 30 million in a conglomerate of $ 1.3 billion.

The businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Zimbabwean Strive Masiyiwa received the Career Award 2015 copy. Mr. Masiyiwa is the founder and executive director of diversified international telecommunications group Econet Wireless. He received this award not only for his business success but also for his human qualities. It is considered one of the most generous men of Africa for her humanitarian work and paid scholarships to more than 100,000 young Africans over the past 20 years through his foundation.

Helen Hai, CEO of Made in Africa Initiative, was named African Business Icon. This category recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to improving the business sector in Africa or the way to work, participating in the transformation of the continent. Following a meeting with the former President Meles Zenawi in 2011, Helen, of Chinese origin, created the Huajian Shoe Factory in Ethiopia in October 2011. The shoe factory has managed to double its export revenue in the within 6 months and recruited 4,000 local employees within two years. Since Helen Hai has developed its activities and implemented a garment factory in Rwanda.

Guaranty Trust Bank won the Trophy of Good Corporate Governance while that Abellon Clean Energy was awarded the Innovation Trophy. The Trophy for Corporate Social Responsibility was presented to the Nigerian Stock Exchange values ??and Trophy the Initiative & Insurance Company of the Year was awarded to BIMA.

On the seventh edition of African Business Awards, Omar Ben Yedder said: “We are grateful to Zenith Bank, GTBank, Agility and Cofina who supported the African Business magazine and IC Events in organizing the Awards this year. We have excellent winners and their success, like that of nominees, demonstrates what can be achieved on the continent through hard work and determination. We would have liked to receive more applications of the Francophone world, but this may reflect the fact that the English-speaking countries generally have a more developed and prosperous private sector. ”

2015 Winners

AFRICAN BUSINESS OF THE YEAR
* Dangote, Nigeria

CORPORATE OFFICER OF THE YEAR
* Mohammed Dewji, CEO, Mohammed Enterprise Tanzania

MOST OUTSTANDING WOMEN OF THE YEAR
* Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Executive President, Kalagadi Manganese, South Africa

GOOD CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
* Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

TROPHY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
* The Nigerian Stock Exchange, Nigeria

INNOVATION TROPHY
* Abellon Clean Energy, Ghana

INSURANCE CORPORATION AND INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
* BIMA bimamobile.com

EXEMPLARY CAREER
* Strive Masiyiwa

AFRICAN BUSINESS ICON
* Helen Hai

By : AMA

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