Below are the shortlist of nominees in 17 categories for African Business Leadership Awards 2020. Voting commences from Tuesday, July 28th and will close on Monday, 10th August 2020.
African Business Leader of the Year
This award recognizes the exceptional business leader whose vision, innovations and management abilities have helped steer his company successfully in both his home country and in the global marketplace, driving growth, and providing leadership in Africa’s COVID-19 response to date.
African Female Business Leader of the Year
This award recognizes exceptional leadership and managerial skill in a female business leader, who in spite of stiff competition in a male-dominated world, has shown resilience, courage and sagacity in building a worthy brand.
African Regulator of the Year
This Award recognizes a government regulatory agency for its effective regulatory framework or policy initiatives and programs, implemented across national or regional levels. That encourages action beyond compliance with applicable laws, enhances stakeholder’s engagement and contributes to the growth of the National or Regional/States Brand through the practical impact on the people.
Business Friendly Governor of the Year Award.
This Award recognizes a States or Regional governor who has been able to drive investment into his/her state/region, remarkably increasing the commercial activities of his state /region since assumption of office.
African Finance Minister of the Year
This award recognizes an outstanding finance minister who through strong fiscal policies, have enhanced their national economic outlook and supported the growth of businesses in spite of looming challenges.
Central Bank Governor of the Year Award
The Central Bank Governor of the year award recognizes those who have led their countries’ economies through what has been another tumultuous year and have been able to stimulate growth and stabilize their macro-economic environment, thereby boosting investor confidence.
African Inspirational Business Leadership Award
This award recognizes and celebrates inspirational business leadership at a time of change. The recipient is one who has displayed characteristics of energizing and creating a clear sense of purpose for others during a period of disruptive change
African Trade & Investment Minister of the Year
This Award recognizes an African Trade & Investment Minister, whose innovation; hard work and success can be seen in an increased flow of FDIs, enhanced export capabilities for their local products in reaching new markets through the increase of the volume and impact of exporting their local products or services.
African CEO of the Year
This Award recognizes top CEOs who by dint of hard work, business savvy and outstanding managerial skills are building strong pan-African brands, creating jobs and shared prosperity for its stakeholders and communities.
Young Business Leader of the Year Award
This award recognizes a young African business leader, 40 years of age or below, whose outstanding business successes and verifiable business journey have made them role models and inspirational success stories in the market place.
Africa CSR and Community Development Impact Award
This award recognizes businesses whose profits have been effectively channeled to impacting their communities through their corporate social responsibility contributions to the arts, education, environment, and community development, making a societal impact, a corporate priority.
African Brand of the Year
This award recognizes the exceptional African Brand that has proven sustainability of brand essence and identity, with verifiable distinctiveness, originality, and deep loyalty base.
African Company of the Year
This Award recognizes companies who have made a mark in their industry sectors through uncommon customer service, innovative products offering, community impact or technological offering, and concrete societal impact.
Industry Personality of the Year
(ICT, Banking, Telecoms, Aviation, Retail, Business, etc.) This award recognizes the individual whose vision and innovations have become drivers of growth in particular industry sectors and permanently impacted the way of doing business in that particular sector.
COVID-19 Response Business Hero Award
This award recognizes businesses that have responded significantly to the global pandemic and pivoted the way they operate to be a force for good.
Africa Business Integrity Award
This award recognizes organizations who have consistently done business with integrity in line with globally acclaimed best practices, with strict adherence to extant laws, governmental policies, and regulatory frameworks.
Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes and honours the business leader who has, during his or her decades-long career, made significant contributions in shaping, growing and developing the economic landscape.