Driving African Growth & Prosperity through Private Sector Mobilization
Sandton Convention Centre,
Johannesburg, South Africa
February 24, 2018

About the Event
The annual African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award is designed to showcase and celebrate Africa’s finest business, political and diplomatic leaders who are contributing to the continent’s growth and development. 

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award, which is in its 6th run,  is in keeping with our tradition of presenting the sides of the continent, which hardly finds placement on the global mainstream media, and celebrating exemplary leadership and individuals who have contributed to shaping the global perception of the African continent. These group of Africans are the Game-Changers, who are doing things differently towards re-positioning the African continent.

Remarkably, this year, African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year was consigned to three themes – which are jobs & wealth creation, Promotion of Democratic Values; & the promotion of Africa’s image abroad. With Africa’s population tipped to double by the year 2050, and unemployment at the center of the problems confronting the continent, jobs and wealth creators deserve to be especially encouraged and supported.

THE Inaugural African Leadership CEO’s Hall Of Fame and Awards 2018

This year, African Leadership Magazine has also meritoriously selected from a shortlist of nominees, leading business CEOs across the continent, to be inducted into the Inaugural African Leadership CEO’s Hall Of Fame, an award ceremony, at the sidelines of the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year. The African Leadership CEO’s Hall of Fame will be an exclusive club of top Chief Executives from across the continent who have continuously exhibited a passion and commitment to diligence, success and transformational leadership in their bid to make Africa prosperous.

ALM Persons of the Year 2017 Winners are: 

African of the Year 2017:
H.E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda – Winner

African Female Leader of the Year 2017:
1.Bethlehem Tilahum Alemu, Founder soleRebels, Ethiopia – Co-Winner
2. Ms. Suzan Mashibe, Executive Director, Tanjet Aviation, Tanzania  – Co-Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2017-Educational Development
Strive Masayiwa, Founder Econet, Zimbabwe – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2017 – Employment Generation
Kwame Nana Bediako, President, Founder & CEO, Petronia Ghana – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2017 – Political Leadership
Marc Ravalomanana, Former President of Madagascar – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2017 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society
Manu Chandaria, Chairman, Comcraft Group, Kenya – Winner 

ALM Young Person of the Year 2017
Joel Macharia, Founder / CEO, Abacus Kenya- Winner


  • High-level panel and Keynote Presentation
  • African Persons of the Year Awards
  • First class South African musical entertainment
  • Induction into the ALM CEO’s Hall of Fame 2018
  • Unrivaled Networking Opportunities
  • Banking and Public Sector Excellence Showcase
  • And lots more…

Santdon Convention Centre, Johannesburg South, Africa,

24 February 2018
Time : 6.00pm

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