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Ethel Cofie & Alloysius Attah nominated for All Africa Business Leader Awards in partnership With CNBC Africa By

Three Ghanaians have being nominated for the All Africa Business Leaders Award, in different categories:

Ethel Cofie, Founder and CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting for business woman of the year – West Africa

Joseph Agyepong, Founder and Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies business leader of the year – West Africa

Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder and CEO of Farmerline: young business leader of the year – West Africa

 

Annually, the AABLA™ hosts three regional events in South Africa,

Kenya and Nigeria, before moving on to the AABLA™ Finale, which is hosted in South Africa.

The shortlisted business leaders for each regional event are as follows:

 

Other Nominees across Africa are

 

 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – SOUTHERN AFRICA

Khalid Abdulla, Group CEO of African Equity Empowerment Investments (AEEI)

Gerrie Fourie, CEO of Capitec Bank Holdings

Jabulane Mabuza, Chairman of Telkom SA

 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – WEST AFRICA

Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman of BUA Group

Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank

Joseph Agyepong, Founder and Chairman of Jospong Group of Companies

Ramesh Awtaney, Founder and Chairman of ISON Group

 

BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – EAST AFRICA

Dr Christopher Kirubi, Director of Centum Investment Group

Joshua Oigara, Group CEO of Kenya Commercial Bank

Powell Maimba, Managing Director of Galana Oil Kenya

Robert Collymore, CEO of Safaricom

 

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – SOUTHERN AFRICA

Carol Weaving, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions

Yolisa Phahle, CEO of M-NET

Johanna Mukoki, Group CEO of Travel with Flair Group

 

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – WEST AFRICA

Ethel Cofie, Founder and CEO of EDEL Technology Consulting

Oluwatoyin Sanni, Group CEO of United Capital Group

Patience Akyianu, Managing Director of Barclays Bank Ghana

Temie Giwa- Tubosun, Founder of LifeBank Nigeria

 

BUSINESS WOMAN OF THE YEAR – EAST AFRICA

Fatma Riyami Diwani, Managing Director of NatureRipe Kilimanjaro

Michelle Ntalami, Founder of Marini Naturals

Charity Wanjiku, Co- Founder and COO of Strauss Energy

Joyce-Ann Wainaina, CEO of Citi Bank East Africa

Winfrida Ngumi, Co-Founder and CEO of Space and Style

 

YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – SOUTHERN AFRICA

Laduma Ngxokolo, Founder of Maxhosa by Laduma

Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, CEO of Avatar Agency

Sylvester Chauke, Founder and Chief Architect of DNA Brand Architects

Knight Ganje, Founder and Managing Director of H&G Advertising

Jena Mukina Ntumba, Founder and CEO of Little Ashford Preschool

 

YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – WEST AFRICA

Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder and CEO of Farmerline

Nasir Yammama, Founder and CEO of Verdant Agri-Tech

Obinwanne Okeke, Chairman and CEO of Invictus Group

Sean Drake, Founder of The Wealth Project Holdings

 

YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR – EAST AFRICA

Paul Mwaura Ndichu, CEO of Interswitch East Africa

Jennifer Bash, CEO of AKTZ Industries (Alaska Tanzania)

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – SOUTHERN AFRICA

Tshepo Mahloele, CEO of Harith General Partners

Margaret Hirsch, Co-Founder of Hirschs Homestores

Ivan and Lynette Saltzman, Founders of Dischem Pharmacies

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – WEST AFRICA

Dr Cosmas Madura, Founder and CEO of Coscharis Group

Kola Olugbodi, CEO of Background Check International

Mustapha Njie, CEO of TAF Africa Homes

Paul Orajiaka, Founder and CEO of Auldon

 

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR – EAST AFRICA

Maida Waziri, CEO of IBRA Africa

Wandia Gichuru, Co-Founder and CEO of Vivo Activewear

Hasnain Noorani, Founder and Group MD of Pride Group

Chintan Thacker, Group CEO of VIVEK Group

 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – SOUTHERN AFRICA

Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd

Blue Label Telecoms Ltd

Transaction Capital Ltd

Telkom SA SOC Ltd

 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – WEST AFRICA

Airtel Ghana Ltd

Guaranty Trust Bank Ltd

ISON Technologies Pvt Ltd

Landmark Africa Ltd

 

COMPANY OF THE YEAR – EAST AFRICA

Chandaria Industries Ltd

VIVEK Investment Ltd

The finalists in the categories Innovator of the Year, Industrialist of the Year, Philanthropist of the

Year and Lifetime Achievement Award will be revealed on the respective award nights.

The finalists will now go on to compete in the regional awards, held on the following dates:

AABLA™ Southern Africa: September 28th

AABLA™ West Africa: October 20th

AABLA™ East Africa: November 3rd

The winners of the regional awards will then go on to compete in the sought-after AABLA™ Finale,

which will be held on November 30th.

For more information, visit www.aablawards.com

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