…winners to be honoured on 4th July 2022 in London, UK

Portsmouth, United Kingdom/ May 20, 2022

The African Leadership magazine has recently unveiled a shortlist of nominees for 13 categories of the 12th African Business Leadership Awards (ABLA) 2022, following the call for nomination which ended on Friday, May 13, 2022, and attracted submissions from Africans across the continent and in Diaspora. Public voting for the nominees have now opened on the voting platform domiciled on www.africanleadershipmagazine.co.uk/50668-2/ and will end June 3, 2022.

Dr. Ken Giami, Publisher of the African Leadership Magazine, while unveiling the nominees at the Group’s corporate head office in the United Kingdom, commended everyone who responded to the call for nominations by making submissions through the various platforms. Dr. Giami also noted that the nominees are “visionaries and innovators that continue to shape and make outstanding contributions to Africa’s socio-economic growth and development. They have exemplified resilience, determination, and commitment in business and policy landscapes despite the diverse challenges in the continent.”  The nominees are all winners and I wish to congratulate them on this well-deserved honour,” he added.

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 of the 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 winners of the African Business Leadership Awards (ABLA). Voting shall be responsible for sixty five percentage (65%) points and supporting evidence responsible for 35% in the final selection process for the 2022 winners. 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 2022.


The African Business Leadership Awards comprises of 13 distinctive categories for voting; and winners of the each category of the Awards, after the vote entries considerations and the editorial board’s review and recommendations, shall be presented with an award trophy and formally decorated with the instruments of the honor at the 7th edition of The Africa Summit, scheduled to hold on July 4, 2022 at the House of Lords of the United Kingdom.

Some of the nominees across different categories in the 2022 edition of the African Business Leadership Awards include Mr. Jean Kacou Diagou, President of NSIA Group Cote d’Ivoire; Mrs. Patricia Poku-Diaby, CEO of Plot Enterprise Ghana Limited; Mrs.  Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, CEO of Fidelity Bank Nigeria; Access Bank Nigeria; Lafarge Africa Plc; EcoCash Holdings Zimbabwe; MTN South Africa; among others.

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.

About African Leadership Magazine

The African Leadership Magazine is published by African Leadership Organization Limited, a company registered in the United Kingdom (Company No. 07435198), “to celebrate African achievements and excellence in a way that empowers and inspires.” The magazine focuses on bringing the best of Africa to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges being faced by the continent today. Since its maiden edition in August 2008, African Leadership Magazine has grown to become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1,200,000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policy makers and multilateral agencies across Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Europe and the US.