Femi Otedola, Wizkid and AfDB President wins African Leadership Magazine’s Persons of the Year Award

About the Persons of the Year Award: The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award is a vote-based awards program, reserved for African business, political, diplomatic, Sports and Entertainment leaders, who are considered to have blazed the trail in different categories in the year under review. The awards enjoy one of the most participatory processes, as Africans get to decide who takes the coveted crown in different categories.   Winners are presented with the award in a colorful ceremony held annually in Johannesburg, South Africa.

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society Femi Otedola, Founder, Femi Otedola Foundation – Winner

Femi Otedola is a Nigerian businessman, philanthropist, and Executive Chairman of Geregu Power PLC. Otedola has made several donations to the Michael Otedola University Scholarship Scheme, which was established in 1985 to give underprivileged students in Lagos State access to higher education

ALM Person of the Year 2019-Educational Development Dr. Yusuf Karodia, Founder, Regent Business School and MANCOSA – Winner

Professor Yusuf Karodia is a founder of Mancosa and Regent Business School, and serves as a board member of Honoris United Universities. He founded MANCOSA (Management College of Southern Africa) and REGENT Business School as the representatives of the Buckinghamshire University and the University of Bedfordshire in the UK

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Political Leadership Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt – Winner

Abdel Fattah Saeed Hussein Khalil el-Sisi is an Egyptian politician who is the sixth and current President of Egypt and the is the current Chairperson of the African Union

African Female Leader of the Year 2019:  Rawya Mansour, Founder, RAMSCO Company – Winner

Rawya Mansour is the Founder and Chairwoman of RAMSCO Trade and Distribution, which she created in Egypt in 2007. Rawya’s is an honorary member of the Egyptian National Women’s Committee for Foreign Affairs, a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Foundation, a member of UNDP’s IDSC, and a member of The Earth Institute at Columbia University

African of the Year 2019:  Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria – Winner

kinwumi “Akin” Adesina is the President of the African Development Bank. He previously served as Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. Since 2015, as President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Adesina has set a number of strategic goals and spearheaded the growth of Africa with a “High 5 Strategy” which includes: light up and power Africa, feed Africa, industrialize Africa, integrate Africa, and improve the quality of life for the people of Afric

ALM Young Person of the Year 2019: Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Wizkid, Music Artist – Winner

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun (born 16 July 1990), known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He started recording music at the age of 11 and  has collaborated with several international acts such as Beyonce, Drake and Skepta just to mention a few

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Employment Generation Ashish Thakkar, CEO, Mara Phone – Winner

Ashish J. Thakkar is a Rwandan-based entrepreneur. He is the founder of Mara Group, Mara Foundation, and he is also the founder of Mara Phone, manufacturers of the first made in Africa smart phone

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