African Finance Leaders Shine in Washington, DC, USA

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Press Release

Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA, April 20, 2024 African Leadership Magazine (ALM) successfully hosted the African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail 2024 at Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, USA. The event, held under the theme “Collaborative Finance: Strengthening Partnerships for Economic Growth and Resilience,” brought together a stellar assembly of Africa’s finest financial minds, policymakers, and industry experts.

The second edition of African Leadership Magazine’s unveiling of the Top 25 Best African Finance Leaders was a testament to the continent’s financial prowess and leadership excellence. From visionary finance ministers to astute central bank governors and leaders in the broader financial sector, the event celebrated individuals who have demonstrated outstanding capabilities in stimulating economic growth, resilience, and accountability across the African continent.

Key Highlights

The event was marked by insightful keynote presentations, special remarks, engaging panel sessions, and fireside chats, providing a platform for dynamic discussions on pressing financial issues and strategies for driving economic prosperity in Africa.

One of the key highlights was the unveiling of the ALM Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024, which showcased the exceptional contributions of individuals who have played pivotal roles in shaping Africa’s economic landscape. The honorees included distinguished figures such as Dr. James Alic Garang, Governor of the Bank of South Sudan; Mr. Abdirahman M. Abdullahi, Governor of the Central Bank of Somalia; H.E. Gabriel Mbagá Obiang Lima, Minister of Planning and Economic Diversification, Equatorial Guinea; Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy, Finance, and Industry, Djibouti; and Mr. Óscar Humberto Évora Santos, Governor of the Bank of Cape Verde.

Acknowledging Excellence

Dr. James Alic Garang, with his expertise in development economics and commitment to financial inclusion, was recognised for his significant contributions to promoting economic growth in South Sudan and beyond.

Mr. Abdirahman M. Abdullahi’s remarkable achievements in fiscal responsibility and economic policy reform were celebrated, highlighting his role in advancing Somalia’s economic reforms and modernising public financial management.

H.E. Gabriel Mbagá Obiang Lima was commended for his dedication to Equatorial Guinea’s economic development and diversification, demonstrating exemplary leadership in strategic resource management and investment attraction.

Mr. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh’s vision for industrial development and his efforts to attract investments and promote entrepreneurship in Djibouti were lauded, showcasing his commitment to driving economic diversification and growth.

Mr. Óscar Humberto Évora Santos was honoured for his strategic approach to monetary policy and financial regulation, which has contributed to Cape Verde’s financial stability and sustainable growth.

Empowering Africa’s Financial Future

The African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail 2024 underscored the importance of collaboration and partnership in fostering economic growth and resilience across the African continent. By honouring exemplary leaders and facilitating high-level networking sessions, ALM continues to play a pivotal role in shaping Africa’s financial future and promoting sustainable development.

For media inquiries, please contact:

King Richard

The Group Editor,

About African Leadership Magazine: African Leadership Magazine is the leading pan-African publication dedicated to showcasing Africa’s leadership excellence and development initiatives. Through its diverse platforms, including print, online, and events, ALM aims to inspire, inform, and empower Africans to drive positive change across the continent.



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