African Business Awards 2012, London - IC Events

Now in its fifth year, the African Business Awards is the key annual event for the African business world and its accolades are much sort after by Africa's leading companies and entrepreneurs.

Organised by African Business magazine, and the Commonwealth Business Council (CBC), the African Business Awards has become a platform to celebrate excellence and best practices in African business and recognises those who have driven Africa's rapidly transforming economy.

1. Winners African Business Awards 2009

2. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda honours African business leaders at the gala ceremony

3. Henry Bonsu, Journalist and Master of Ceremony at the African Business Awards

4. Dr. Mohan Kaul, Director General, Commonwealth Business Council, welcoming the guests

5. James Mwangi, CEO, Equity Bank, addressing the audience after receiving the African Business of the Year award

6. Maria Ramos, CEO of Absa, receiving the Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year award from Baroness Amos

7. Supo Sasore, General Attorney of Lagos State receiving the award for Good Corporate Governance from Yvonne Ike

8. Ali El Kasmi, Director UK Tourist Board for Morocco, receives the award for Tourism Destination of the Year from Stephen Hayes, President, CCA

9. Yeneneh Tekleyes, Director Advertising and Promotions at Ethiopian Airlines receives the Airline of the Year award from HE Hage Geingob, Minister of Trade and Industry Namibia

10. Nick Blasquez, MD, Diageo Africa, receiving the Best Global Business in Africa award, presented by Christophe Jocktane Lawson, Regional Head of Europe, Ecobank

11. H.E. Rama Sithanen, Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius receives award for Most Improved Investment Climate from Jubril Tinubu, CEO of Oando

12. H.E. Paul Kagame presenting the Lifetime Achievement award to Mr. Pascal Dozie, Founder and Chairman of Diamond Bank and Chairman of MTN Nigeria

13. Pascal Dozie addressing the audience

14. Afif Ben Yedder, Group Publisher, IC Publications

15. Dr Xolani Mkhawanazi, Chairman, BHP Billiton Southern Africa

16. Amadou Ba, Founder AllAfrica Global Media and member of the jury

17. Marianne Mwaniki-Gateri, Head of Sustainability Engagement Governance at Standard Chartered Bank with HE Chief Ufot Ekaette, Federal Minister of Niger Delta

18. High Commissioner of Malawi in the UK, H.E. Francis Moto, receives the award for Best Agricultural Development from Dr Akin Adesina, Vice President, AGRA

19. Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, Vice-Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission receiving the award for Special Recognition for Outstanding Public Office

20. Phuthi Malabie picking up the award for Business Leader of the Year on behalf of Cyril Ramaphosa with Omar Ben Yedder, Associate Group Publisher of African Business

21. Equity Bank team receiving the African Business of the Year award

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Images from the African Business Awards 2012

Platinum Sponsor:

Afren - An independent oil & gas company listed on the Main Board of the London Stock Exchange, with a diversified portfolio of production, development and exploration assets.

Silver Sponsor:

Bank of Industry


Ecobank - The Pan African Bank

Preferred Airline Partner:

Brussels Airlines


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