7th All Africa Business Leader Awards Celebrate West African Winners

November 5, 2017


The 7th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™), in Partnership with CNBC Africa, has announced winners for the West Africa leg at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos, on November 04, 2017.


The AABLA™ West Africa finalists are:

Young Business Leader of the Year (pesented by Lancaster University, Ghana)
Alloysius Attah, Co-Founder and CEO of Farmerline

Business Woman of the Year
Oluwatoyin Sanni, Group CEO of United Capital Group

Entrepreneur of the Year
Mustapha Njie, CEO of TAF Africa Homes

Company of the Year
Guaranty Trust Bank

Business Leader of the Year
Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank

Speaking at the occasion, Executive Director ABN Group West Africa, Frederic Van de Vyver, said: “Tonight is about celebrating these entrepreneurs and their great leadership. When one looks at the characteristics that are associated with leadership - such as vision, confidence, and determination - we all agree that these are often required for success. Coupled with this, one also believes that truly effective leaders are distinguished by a high degree of emotional intelligence, which includes self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skills.”

The winners will now go on to compete with Southern and East African winners in the AABLA™ finale on November 30th in Sandton, which will be broadcast on CNBC Africa on December 7, 2017.

The AABLA™ West Africa judging process was done in conjunction with the Lagos Business School. Highlights of the West Africa AABLA™ will be broadcast on CNBC Africa on November 9, at 9pm CAT. 

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