by MARCUS MUSHONGA
HARARE – STRIVE Masiyiwa, the Zimbabwean businessman, entrepreneur and philanthropist is in line to win another international award for his influence in the telecommunications sector.
Masiyiwa, the Founder and Chairman of the Econet Group, has been nominated for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Year at the upcoming Africa CEO Forum in Ivory Coast next week.
He is nominated alongside Jim Ovia (CEO, Zenith Bank), James Mwangi, (CEO, Equity Bank), Mohamed El-Kettani (CEO, Attijariwafa Bank), Kate Kanyi Tometi Fotso (CEO, Telcar Cocoa), Abdulsamad Rabiu (Founder and Chairman, BUA Group) and Nadia Fettah (MD, Saham Finances).
Each year, the awards recognise leaders, companies and investors whose strategies and performance have contributed most to the momentum of Africa’s growth over the past year.
There are seven awards, ranging from African Company of the Year to Private Equity Investor of the Year.
Another innovation this year is the Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy of the Year award.
YOUNG CEO OF THE YEAR
1. Basil El-Baz, CEO, Carbon Holdings
2. Amy Jadesimi, MD, LADOL
3. Ally Edha Awadh, CEO, Lake Oil Group
4. Darshan Chandaria, CEO, Chandaria Group
5. Aboubakar Sidiki Fofana, CEO, MATA Holding
6. Youssef Chraïbi, CEO, OUTSOURCIA
AFRICAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR
2. Sahara Group
3. Mansour Group
4. Ethiopian Airlines
5. Groupe ETRHB Haddad
6. FirstRand Bank
PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
1. Actis Capital
4. Helios Investment Partners
5. Carlyle Group
6. Emerging Capital Partners
INTERNATIONAL COMPANY OF THE YEAR
1. Olam International Ltd
2. Yara International
3. Seaboard Corporation
5. Kosmos Energy
CSR STRATEGY OF THE YEAR
MOST PROMISING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
3. Africa’s Talking
4. Twiga Foods
5. Thrive Agric.
– CAJ News