Every year, the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS recognize the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa, during the AFRICA CEO FORUM Gala Dinner.

More than 250 companies, investors and CEOs have been nominated over the last eight years, embodying the vitality of Africa’s economy.

The Awards Ceremony takes place during the AFRICA CEO FORUM Annual Summit gala dinner on 13 JUNE 2022, in Abidjan.

In partnership with Mazars


CEO of the year

Bestowed by a cross-disciplinary panel, the "CEO of the Year" award recognizes an african CEO for his (her) exceptional achievements. Throughout 2021, this person has stood out among their peers as a result of their extraordinary leadership in growing their company’s activities and through a major accomplishment.

Disrupter of the year

The “Disrupter of the Year” trophy celebrates the company whose activities are particularly disruptive and innovative. Emphasis will be placed on products and initiatives with major impact in terms of financial inclusion, access to health care, education, energy, etc.

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Gender leader

The “Gender Leader” trophy celebrates the company, active in Africa, that has distinguished itself through its efforts to increase the number of women within its executive bodies (board of directors, top management, etc.), with a strategy to promote women leadership and social initiatives that foster the inclusion of women more generally.

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International company

The “International Company” trophy celebrates the international company that has had the most remarkable economic and social impact on the African continent.

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African champion

The “African Champion” award highlights the role of the private sector in the field of economic integration. This trophy rewards the company whose involvement throughout the continent has increased the most, specifically by increasing its presence in several regions, and that implements a consistent, coherent regional expansion strategy.

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