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Tanzanian Entrepreneurs Win Africa’s Business Leadership Awards

aablaTHREE Tanzanian entrepreneurs are among winners of CNBC Africa ‘All Africa Business Leaders Awards’ (AABLA) for the East African round that was held in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend.

A statement issued mentioned the three as Tanzanian media magnet, Dr Reginald Mengi, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Technobrain Limited, Manoj Shanker and the Chief Executive Officer of Helvetic Solar, Patrick Ngowi.

The statement said Dr Mengi, the Executive Chairman of IPP Limited, won two awards – the 2014 East African ‘Business Leader of the Year Award’ and ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for pioneering corporate social responsibility in Tanzania.

The CEO and founder of Technobrain Limited in Tanzania, Manoj Shanker was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ owing to his successful efforts to build a unique African company that puts Africa first as a Communications Technology Solutions developer along with the capacity to win and deliver major projects in countries across the world.

The accolade of East Africa’s ‘Young Business Leader of the Year’ went to Helvetic Solar CEO Patrick Ngowi, a serial entrepreneur and pioneer whose company is the fastest-growing network in Renewable Energy in East Africa.

Mr Ngowi now has over 300 people under his leadership, contributing to growth and development while focusing on commercial initiatives in Tanzania and across the region.

Africa’s most respected business awards, the AABLA, recognises the continent’s trade and industry game-changers in a variety of categories that mirror the multifaceted nature of the African business.

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Marc Mcilhone is AfricanBrains’ Editor – sourcing news and features content and overseeing the work of the site’s contributors. Marc’s work is informed by his technical background in architecture having worked for some of the UK’s leading practices on projects within the education, healthcare and housing sectors. Marc has a particular interest in how African innovators are creating sustainable solutions that have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives. Please email press releases and news to: editor@africanbrains.org

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