1. African of the Year 2020

Winner: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General, WHO

Runner up: Strive Masiyiwa, Founder, Econet Group, Zimbabwe (Co-winner)

 

2. African Political Leader of the Year 2020

Winner: H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of Ghana 

Runner-up: H.E. John Magufuli, President of Tanzania (Co-winner)

 

3. African Female Leader of the Year 2020

Winner: Tiguidanke Camara, Chairman & CEO, TMG Group, Guinea

Runner-up: Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary, UNECA (Co-winner)

    

4. African Educationist of the Year 2020

Winner: Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo, Vice-Chancellor, Niger Delta University

Runner-up: Dr Patrick Awuah Jr. Founder, Ashesi University, Ghana (Co-winner)

 

5. African Industrialist of the Year 2020

Winner: Nicky Oppenheimer, Chairman, Oppenheimer Generations, South Africa

Runner-up: Abdulsamad Rabiu, Chairman, BUA Group, Nigeria (Co-winner)

 

6. African Philanthropist of the Year 2020 

Winner: Mo Ibrahim, Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Sudan – Winner

Runner-up: Ayo & Helen Oritsejafor, Founders, Eagle Hand Foundation, Nigeria (Co-winner)

 

7. ALM Young Person of the Year 2020

Winner: Sadio Mane, Footballer, Senegal

Runner-up: Eder Pale, Founder & CEO, Mozhandlings, Mozambique (Co-winner)

    

8. African Agricultural Champion of the Year 2020

Winner: Onyeka Akumah, Co-founder, FarmCrowdy, Nigeria

Runner-up: Noel Doyle, Chief Executive, Tiger Brand, South Africa (Co-winner)

 

9. African Climate Champion of the Year 2020 

Winner: Graca Machel, the former first lady and climate activist, Mozambique

Runner-up: Agnes Matilda Kalibata, President, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (Co-winner)

 

10. Africa Peace & Security Leader of the Year 2020 

Winner: H.E. Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria

Runner-up: General Vincent Nundwe, Army Commander, Malawi (Co-winner)

 

11. African Energy Leader of the Year 2020

Winner: Kwameh Kyei, MD/CEO, Unity Oil Company Ltd, Ghana

Runner-up: Nkechi Obi, MD/CEO, Techno Oil, Nigeria (Co-winner)

 

12. African Public Health Champion of the Year 2020

Winner: Dr John Nkengasong, Director General, Africa CDC, Cameroon

Runner-up: Jean-Jacques Muvembe, Ebola Vaccine, Congo (Co-winner)

 

13. Africa Disruptor of the Year 2020 

Winner: Kamal Yakub, Founder, Uber for Tractors, Ghana

Runner-up: Ken Njoroge, Co-founder & Group CEO, Cellulant Corporation, Kenya (Co-winner)