The world renowned Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo-economics last month released its ranking of the top 200 young economic leaders of Africa. The annual independent study tagged‘Choiseul Africa 100’ by the Parisian institution, takes into account the economic leaders of Africa, up to the maximum age of 40, who will play a major role in economic development in the African continent in the near future. The full list includes successful business leaders, entrepreneurs, and drivers of innovative projects on the African continent.
Among the list of Africans who are making significant impact in Africa and creating job opportunities for Africans, the name, Moses Siloko Siasia, stands out.
Thirty-two year old Moses Siloko, was not born with the kind of privileges that guarantees a place at the top. His antecedents, while not exactly cloudy, could hardly be described as luminous. Today however, Siasia sits atop a multi-billion naira business empire, as Chairman of Mosilo Group, with huge investments in Engineering, Real Estate, Oil & gas, Agro processing and Project Management. The Group is a wholly owned indigenous Company with strategic partnership with some of the world’s leading technical Companies.Mosilo Group has employed a critical mass of young people and continues to up the ante in human capacity development locally.
His passionate commitment to youths as the primary driver and beneficiary of Africa’s economic transformation is demonstrated by his passion for the Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, a non-governmental organization made up primarily of young, dynamic and upwardly mobile individuals with innovative ideas that can aid the development of Nigeria. He conceived the NYPF as a platform for the development of young professionals in Nigeria through quality educational programs, national and global networking and leadership opportunities.
He is a young, enterprising and innovative Nigerian committed to diverse value adding productive ventures in Nigeria. He has distinguished himself as a leader of repute in his community and particularly in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria and has worked closely with several notable personalities. He has provided much needed experience and skill set to take on complex leadership roles in the society.
The Choiseul Institute for International Politics and Geo-economics in their 2014 ranking of business leaders of tomorrow described Siasia as a young African leader who is reshaping the continent’s economic scene. According to Choiseul Institute, men like Siasia “embody the vigor and renewal of an entire continent and carry the hopes of an entire generation.” According to the Institute, the ranking is aimed at highlighting the future of Africa, a future that is shaped through the commitment of its young and dynamic economic elites.
On being informed of this prestigious accolade, Siasia said, “It is a great honour to have been included in the rankings.”