AABLA Celebrates West African Business Achievements

Lagos hosted some of the most notable names in West African business, as this year’s All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), in partnership with CNBC Africa, raised a glass to unmatched achievements.

The last of the three regional events ahead of the All Africa Grand Finale, the West African winners go on to compete against their peers from around the continent on November 11 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Identifying game-changing business leaders in a variety of categories, this year’s AABLA recognised the diversity of the African business landscape and the Lagos leg celebrated those who forged and helped shape the sub-region’s business landscape.

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-Founder’s of Wilson’s Juice Company for ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, West Africa,’ presented by Lagos State; Suleiman Yusuf, Chief Executive of Blue Camel Energy, as ‘Businesswomen of the Year, West Africa;’ and Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings, as ‘Innovator of the Year, West Africa.’

Others were Bright Simons, president of mPedigree Network, as ‘Philanthropist of the Year, West Africa;’ Aliko Dangote, Founder of the Dangote Group, as ‘Industrialist of the Year, West Africa,’ presented by the IDC; Abdulsamad Rabiu, Founder of BUA Group, ‘Company of the Year, West Africa;’ Dangote Group, ‘Business Leader of the Year, West Africa,’ presented by Bosch; Issam Darwish, Chief executive of IHS Holdings, ‘Lifetime Achievement Award, West Africa,’ presented by GT Bank; 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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