african business leadership awards

United Kingdom
27 July 2020.

African Leadership magazine has unveiled a shortlist of nominees for the 17 categories of the African Business Leadership Awards 2020, following a call for nomination which ended recently. The call for nomination attracted submissions from Africans across the continent and in Diaspora.

Dr. Ken Giami, Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, while unveiling the nominees at the group’s corporate head office in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, noted that “Our nominees for the African Business Leadership Awards 2020 have truly distinguished themselves in their various industries and sectors for the common good of all Africans, amidst the global disruption of economic activities. I specially commend everyone one of them”.

The magazine therefore calls for voting from across the continent as part of the process to decide the winners of the various categories of the African Business Leadership Awards 2020. The call for voting is the second stage in a 3-step points-based selection process that includes: a call for nomination; a call for voting for shortlisted nominees; and the editorial board’s final review of the nominations and voting submissions – using supporting evidence and voting considerations in their final decisions to decide the African Business Leadership Awards 2020 winners. Voting shall be responsible for sixty five percentage points and supporting evidence responsible for 35% in the final selection process for the 2020 winners.

Some of the nominees across different categories in this year’s African Business Leadership Awards include: Maria Ramos, former CEO, ABSA Group, South Africa; Abdulsamad Rabiu, CEO, BUA Group, Nigeria; Yasser Shaker, CEO, Orange Egypt; Austin Avuru, CEO, Seplat Petroleum, Nigeria; and Hassanein Hiridjee, CEO, Axian Group, Madagascar; among others.

Visit the African Leadership Magazine website ( for the full list of nominees in each of the 17 categories, as voting commences on the website from Tuesday, July 28th and closes on Monday, August 10th, 2020.

All winners of the 2020 awards shall be presented with an award trophy and formally decorated with the instruments of the honor at the 5th US – Africa Investment Forum & Policy Dialogue 2020 (virtual), scheduled to hold (Via Zoom) from September 29th – 30th, 2020.

About the African Business Leadership Awards

The African Business Leadership Awards is a prestigious recognition event to reward exceptional corporate practices and outstanding achievers in Africa’s business landscape and its private sector. The awards is in keeping with the African Leadership Magazine’s tradition of presenting the sides of the continent’s businesses and leaders, which hardly finds placement on global media platforms – celebrating exemplary business leaderships on the continent. The 2020 edition especially recognizes business leaders, visionaries and innovators that continue to shape African economies; and drive today’s leading businesses that are making outstanding contributions to Africa’s economic development and post-COVID response and recovery, using business as a force for good, through their CSR and community development activities.