African Business Awards 2012, London - IC Events

The aim of the Awards is to recognise business leaders and companies that have excelled in Africa over the last year. The winners have made an outstanding contribution to the development of the continent, the economic aspirations of its citizens and the transformation of Africa's image in international markets.

Judging criteria

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Judging process

Entrants will be judged for their performance for the fiscal year 2012/2013

To qualify for the African Business Awards you must be a private sector company/organisation (or an individual from a company) based in Africa, including corporate headquarters or branch offices of international companies. Submissions for more than one category by one company are permitted. Entries can be made on behalf of an individual or team as long as permission has been granted by the entrant(s).

Entrants may place submissions for as many categories as they wish.

All materials will be judged as received. Entrants must ensure that their entries do not exceed the word limit specified on the form (judges will only read up to the word count of each section and the rest will be discounted). Please ensure that entries are complete and to your satisfaction before sending.

Banking institutions

The African Business of the Year and Business Leader of the Year categories are closed to banking institutions in the financial services industry. They are eligible to compete in the rest of the categories.

Business Leader of the Year and Most Outstanding Woman of the Year

The Business Leader of the Year includes both male and female candidates at CEO/MD level and above. The Most Outstanding Woman of the Year candidate does not have to be at senior/CEO level.

Joint submissions

We accept submissions for joint entries between different companies for the 'Award for Innovation' category only.

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Processus de sélection

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Trophées African Business 2013 – Critères de sélection

Les candidats seront jugés sur leurs performances au cours de l’exercice financier 2012/2013.

Les candidats doivent être des personnalités ou des entreprises dont les sièges sociaux ou les filiales sont basés en Afrique.

Les candidats peuvent se présenter à plusieurs catégories de leur choix.

Une fois reçus, les formulaires ne pourront plus être revus et corrigés. Les candidats doivent s’assurer que leurs formulaires ne dépassent pas la limite du nombre de mots spécifié (Les juges ne liront qu’à hauteur du nombre de mots requis et les mots qui dépassent ne seront pas pris en compte). Veuillez vérifier que les formulaires sont complets et que vous en êtes satisfait avant de nous les envoyer.

Institutions bancaires

Les catégories Entreprise Africaine de l’année et Business Leader de l’année ne sont pas ouvertes aux institutions bancaires.

Business Leader de l’année et Business Woman de l’année

Le Trophée Business Leader de l’année sera attribué au candidat, homme ou femme, exerçant la fonction de directeur général ou PDG de l’entreprise. Il n’est pas nécessaire d’occuper un poste de directrice générale ou de PDG pour postuler au Trophée Business Woman de l’année.

Candidatures communes

Nous acceptons les candidatures communes de plusieurs sociétés pour le “Trophée de l’Innovation”, “Investisseur de l’année”, “Trophée de la responsabilité sociale d’entreprise” et “Trophée du respect de l’environnement en Afrique”.



Download the entry forms:

African Business of the Year
Entreprise africaine de l’année
English | Français

Award for Good Corporate Governance
Trophée de bonne gouvernance d’entreprise
English | Français

Award for Innovation
Trophée de l'Innovation
English | Français

Business Leader of the Year
Business Leader de l’année
English | Français

Outstanding Woman in Business
Business Woman de l’année
English | Français

Entry forms must be sent via email to as a Word document by the 5th August 2013.

The winners of the following awards will be selected by the African Business Awards Committee through consultation with industry experts:

  • Award for Best Agricultural Development
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

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