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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

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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.

Le jury

Aliou Maiga

Aliou Maiga

Regional Director for West and Central Africa, IFC
Amir Ben Yahmed

Amir Ben Yahmed

Managing Director, Jeune Afrique Media Group & President and Founder, AFRICA CEO FORUM
Cecilia Akintomide

Cecilia Akintomide

Special Executive Advisor to the Group CEO, Ecobank
Isis Nyong'o Madisson

Isis Nyong'o Madisson

Partner, Asphalt & Ink & Non-Executive Director, Nairobi Securities Exchange
Mohammed El Kettani

Mohammed El Kettani

CEO, Attijariwafa Bank
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.

Applications closed

Le jury

Elizabeth Medou-Badang

Elizabeth Medou-Badang

Orange - Cameroun
Hassananein Hiridjee

Hassananein Hiridjee

Axian - Madagascar
Obi Ozor

Obi Ozor

KOBO360 - Nigeria
Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch

Veronica Ogeto-Tchoketch

Head of Strategic Partnerships, Ventures & Innovation Engagement, Safaricom
Wale Ayeni

Wale Ayeni

IFC - Nigeria
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.

Applications closed

Le jury

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

Daphne Mashile-Nkosi

Kalagadi Manganese - South Africa
Henriette	Kolb

Henriette Kolb

IFC - Germany
Lamia Merzouki

Lamia Merzouki

Casablanca Finance City Authority - Morocco
Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

Omobolanle Victor-Laniyan

Access Bank Plc. - Nigeria
Sandra Sancier Sultan

Sandra Sancier Sultan

McKinsey - France
International company

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

Applications closed

Le jury

Frannie Léautier

Frannie Léautier

Senior Partner, SouthBridge Group and CEO, SouthBridge Investments
Franziska Hollmann

Franziska Hollmann

DEG - Germany
James Mwangi

James Mwangi

Dalberg - South Africa
Kunle Elebute

Kunle Elebute

KPMG Africa - Nigeria
Kuseni Dlamini

Kuseni Dlamini

Massmart - South Africa
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.

Applications closed

Le jury

Abdou Diop

Abdou Diop

Mazars - Senegal
Albert Essien

Albert Essien

Banking & Finance - Ghana
Aziz Mebarek

Aziz Mebarek

AfricInvest - Tunisia
Clare Akamanzi

Clare Akamanzi

Rwanda Development Board - Rwanda