Four Nigerian companies have been nominated for the Africa CEO Forum awards for the year 2020.
The awards which are scheduled to hold at Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from March 9 to 10 is in partnership with Mazars, a global audit, accounting and consulting group.
The Africa CEO Forum awards will, for the eighth year in a row, recognise Africa’s most successful companies.
Each year, the awards recognise the leaders, businesses, and investors whose strategy and performance have contributed the most to Africa’s growth in the past year through five awards, from ”CEO of the Year” to “Disrupter of the Year”.
Specialising in sectors such as financial inclusion, food, ICT, green energy, e-commerce and infrastructure, this year’s cohort of 26 nominees – true African development success stories representing the continent as a whole – are in the running for the following prestigious awards to be bestowed upon winners on the evening of 9 March:
CEO OF THE YEAR
Austin Avuru, CEO, Seplat
Zouhaïr Bennani, CEO, Label’Vie
Hassanein Hiridjee, CEO, Axian
James Mwangi, Group MD and CEO, Equity Group Holdings
Herbert Wigwe, Group MD and CEO, Access Bank Group
AFRICAN CHAMPION OF THE YEAR
United Bank for Africa
The Loukil Group
GENDER LEADER OF THE YEAR
Transcorp Hotels Plc
Orange Middle East and Africa
DISRUPTER OF THE YEAR
Flutterwave Technology Solutions Limited
Daystar Power Group
Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM)
INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Bolloré Transport & Logistics
“Once again, we were thoroughly impressed with the quality of the nominees and would like to congratulate all of them. It goes to show how much talent Africa holds and these success stories deserve to be celebrated,” Abdou Diop, Partner at Mazars, said.
“Mazars is very proud to be a part of the 2020 awards ceremony and we can’t wait to reveal the winners on 9 March.”
Nigeria’s Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Ladol, was named the Young CEO of the Year 2018.