African Business Leadership Awards (ABLA) is a flagship programme to recognise exceptional corporate practices and outstanding achievements in the African business landscape, as well as contributions to the continent’s inclusive socio-economic growth and development.
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 despite 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 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 state 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 the assumption of office.
AFRICAN FINANCE MINISTER OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes an outstanding finance minister who through strong fiscal policies, has enhanced the national economic outlook and supported the growth of businesses despite 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 has displayed characteristics of energizing and creating a clear sense of purpose for others to drive strong performance.
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 our 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 marketplace.
AFRICA CSR & 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.
AFRICA BUSINESS INTEGRITY LEADER AWARD
Open to 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.