African Leadership Magazine Unveils Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom.

20 April 2024.

The African Leadership Magazine (ALM) is pleased to announce the editorial list of the Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024, showcasing excellence within the continent’s financial sphere. This edition of the editorial listing features a distinguished group of individuals, including visionary finance ministers, astute central bank governors, meticulous Accountants and Auditors General, dynamic CEOs, and influential leaders of commercial banks, representing various segments of Africa’s financial sector. Together, they exemplify the resilient and transformative power driving Africa’s economic growth and development.

The list serves as a distinctive acknowledgement and recognition of leadership, achievements, and stewardship within the African financial sector, highlighting the outstanding contributions of finance ministers, central bank governors, and leaders across the broader financial landscape. Through adept stewardship and the implementation of robust fiscal and macroeconomic policies, they have made significant strides in enhancing national economic prospects and fostering business growth despite formidable challenges. This compilation spotlights and honors individuals who have showcased exemplary capabilities in driving economic growth, resilience, and accountability, thereby ensuring stability within their respective economies, and the continent by extension.

The selection process for the list involved a two-step points-based procedure, including nominations by our global pool of writers and experts in the African banking and finance industry. Subsequently, our editorial board conducted a thorough review of the nominations and submissions, considering supporting evidence and voting criteria to determine the final listees of the ALM Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024.

The formal celebration of the listees took place during the African Finance Leaders’ Networking Cocktail at the United States Capitol, Washington DC, USA, on April 19, 2024, on the margins of the annual World Bank Group / IMF 2023 Spring meetings.

The ALM Top 25 African Finance Leaders 2024 are as follows: 

  1. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank (AfDB)
  2. Benedict Oramah, President, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  3. Rindra Rabarinirinarison, Minister of Economic and Finance, Madagascar
  4. Enoch Godongwana, Minister of Finance, South Africa
  5. Vera Daves de Sousa, Minister of Finance, Angola
  6. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, Fmr. CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Plc
  7. Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, Governor, Central Bank of West African States
  8. Ernest Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana
  9. Olayemi Cardoso, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
  10. Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance, Ethiopia
  11. Abdirahman M. Abdullahi, Governor, Central Bank of Somalia
  12. Simphiwe Tshabalala, CEO, Standard Bank Group, South Africa
  13. Gabriel Mbagá Obiang Lima, Minister of Planning and Economic Diversification, Equatorial Guinea
  14. Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning, and Development, Mauritius
  15. Kennedy Bungane, CEO, African Bank South Africa
  16. Sonny Zulu, Managing Director/CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Zambia
  17. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman Heirs Holding, Nigeria
  18. Abdulmajid Mussa Nsekela, CEO, CRDB Bank Plc, Tanzania
  19. James Alic Garang, Hon. Governor, Bank of South Sudan
  20. Óscar Humberto Évora Santos, Governor, Bank of Cape Verde
  21. Rogério Lucas Zandamela. Governor, Central Bank of Mozambique
  22. Hassan Abdalla, Governor of the Central Bank of Egypt
  23. Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh, Minister of Economy, Finance And Industry, Djibouti
  24. S.E.M. Audace Niyonzima, Minister of Finances, Budget & Economic Planning, Burundi
  25. Abdellatif Jouahri, Governor, Bank Al-Maghrib

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