AABLA Celebrates West African Business Achievements
The award winners include ‘Young Business Leader of the Year (West Africa),’ presented by Lancaster University and Transnational Education Africa; Seyi Abolaji and Seun Abolaji, co-founders of Wilson’s Juice Company; ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, West Africa,’ presented by Lagos State, Suleiman Yusuf, Chief Executive of Blue Camel Energy; ‘Businesswomen of the Year, West Africa Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, and the award for the ‘Innovator of the Year, West Africa’ went to Bright Simons, President of mPedigree Network
Others were Aliko Dangote, Founder of the Dangote Group, as the ‘Philanthropist of the Year, West Africa; Abdulsamad Rabiu, Founder of BUA Group, as the ‘Industrialist of the Year, West Africa,’ while the award of the ‘Company of the Year, West Africa went to Dangote Group and the award of the ‘Business Leader of the Year, West Africa,’ presented by Bosch went to Issam Darwish, Chief executive of IHS Holdings. ‘Lifetime Achievement Award, West Africa,’ presented by GT Bank was awawrded to Dr. Christopher Kolade, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University.
The AABLA West Africa, supported by Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, Lancaster University and Transnational Education Africa, Bosch, IDC, GT Bank, Jaguar Land Rover, Lagos Business School, Lagos State, Eko Hotels & Suites, Q21, Independent Newspapers and Forbes Africa, and produced by ABN Event Productions, brings Africa’s leading business award to the continent by recognising Africa’s bold leaders of business in East, West and Southern Africa.
The All Africa Grand Finale holding in Johannesburg on November 11 would recognise the best in business, bringing together the biggest names in business from across the continent.
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