by Isi Esene
JOHNNIE WALKER announces its partnership with CNBC Africa, for the ‘All Africa Business Leader Awards’ presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label. This event will pay homage to the businesspeople that best embody the visionary spirit of Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural awards, the ceremony stands to celebrate the pioneering, bold and inventive individuals who have shaped the world of African business and are essentially the change makers for 2013. Launched in 2011, the AABLA expanded regionally on the African continent into West, East and Southern Africa; all culminating into a grand finale in South Africa.
AABLA – WA 2013 will take place on Wednesday 28th of August at the Intercontinental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria and will be attended by captains of industry and government leaders.
The award categories are Young Business Leader of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Business Leader of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and Lifetime Achievement of the Year.
Johnnie Walker is proud to be associated with AABLA awards and will be present to celebrate with recipients of the award.
The judging panel for AABLA West Africa will include; Seyi Bickersteth – National Senior Partner of KPMG Professional Services, Nigeria; Oscar N. Onyema -Chief Executive Officer, The Nigerian Stock Exchange and Bismark J. Rewane – Economist and Banker
Finalists for this year’s awards are;
Business Leader of the Year:
Andrew Alli, President and CEO of Africa Finance Corporation
Jean-Louis Ekra, President and Chairman of African Export-Import Bank
Segun Agbaje, Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank.
Entrepreneur of the Year:
Fabrice Sawegnon, Founder and CEO of Voodoo Group
Tayo Oviosu, Founder and CEO of Paga
Sim Shagaya, Founder and CEO of Konga.com
Lifetime Achievement Award: Dr. Pascal G. Dozie
Business Woman of the Year:
Biola Adekanbi Alabi, Managing Director of M-Net Africa
Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC
Arunma Oteh, Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria;
Young Business Leader of the Year:
Jason Njoku, CEO and co-founder of iROKO Partners
Obinna Ralph Ekezie, Founder and Managing Director of Wakanow.com Limited
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