Johannesburg, South Africa; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; 24 November 2015: Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that Africa’s foremost business leaders, acting as business ambassadors through the use of their corporate platforms to promote the continent’s economic development agenda, have been highlighted by African Heads of State and development partners as nominees for the Africa investor (Ai) Presidential Business Ambassador Awards 2016.
Polled by public sector leaders and African Heads of State, the following names are the frontrunner nominees for these unique Ai Presidential Business Ambassador Awards. They include Patrice Motsepe, Founder & Chairman, African Rainbow Minerals; Tony Elumelu, Founder & CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation; Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Chairman, Econet Wireless; James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank; Chris Kirubi, Founder and CEO, Centum Investments; Mohammed Dewji, Group CEO, Mohammed Enterprises Tanzania; Naguib Onsi Sawiris, Chairman, Orascom Telecom; Ashish Thakkar, Founder, Mara Foundation, and Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO, Dangote Group, amongst others.
Commenting on the Ai Presidential Business Ambassador Award nominees, Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said; “These nominated Ai Presidential Business Ambassadors exemplify how companies can use their corporate platforms to pursue and champion social and economic development goals, and their very recognition by African leaders is testament to the transformative impact their work is having on the continent. We are naturally proud to announce these names among the nominees of the Ai Presidential Business Ambassador Awards 2016 and look forward to hosting them in January at the Ai Presidential-CEO Investment Summit during the African Union Heads of State Summit.”
The Ai Presidential Business Ambassador Awards 2016 will be presented on January the 29th during the Ai Presidential-CEO Investment Summit 2016 in the presence of leading African Heads of State during the African Union Heads of State Summit. This invitation-only event will take place at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 29th of January 2016. This exclusive Heads of State-to-CEO Investment Summit, held in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC) and the NEPAD Agency, will coincide annually with the Assembly of Heads of State of the African Union each January.
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