Africa Leaders Magazine

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FRED SWANIKER-PASSIONATE SERIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND LEADERSHIP EXPERT

Fred Swaniker is a Ghanaian entrepreneur and education advocate who has made significant contributions to the field of education in Africa. Born in Ghana in 1976, Swaniker has dedicated his career to addressing the challenges of leadership development and education on the continent. His innovative ideas have garnered widespread recognition for their impact in shaping …

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BETHLEHEM ALEMU-THE VISIONARY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE FASTEST RISING FOOTWEAR BRAND,SOLE REBELS

Ethiopian businesswoman Bethlehem Alemu founded SoleRebels, a trailblazing footwear brand that has won praise from all around the world for its dedication to eco-friendly operations and handcrafted goods. Bethlehem, who was born in Addis Abeba’s Zenabwork neighborhood in 1980, started out as an entrepreneur with the goal of fostering economic growth in Ethiopia while protecting …

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TARA FELA-DUROTOYE- THE REDIFINING BUSINESS LEADER IN NIGERIAN BUSINESS

Tara Fela-Durotoye is a Nigerian businesswoman, makeup artist, a lawyer and the founder of House of Tara International, one of the most prominent beauty and cosmetics brands in Nigeria. She has not only made a significant impact in the beauty industry but has also become an inspirational figure and advocate for entrepreneurship, empowerment, and women’s …

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FOLORUNSO ALAKIJA-A PROMINENT BUSINESS MAGANTE AND ONE OF AFRICA’S WEALTHIEST WOMAN

The well-known Nigerian business magnate Folorunso Alakija is a representation of both philanthropy and entrepreneurial achievement. Born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria, on July 15, 1951, Alakija’s rise to prominence as one of Africa’s wealthiest women is a credit to her tenacity, savvy in business, and dedication to improving society. Madam Alakija was passionate about …

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PATRICIA POKU DIABY- GHANA’S WEALTHIEST WOMAN AND CEO OF PLOT ENTERPRISE LIMITED

Patricia Poku-Diaby, a distinguished industrialist of our time and  holds the esteemed position of Chief Executive Officer at Plot Enterprise, a multinational corporation specializing in the intricate world of commodities. However, her journey to this pinnacle of success was preceded by invaluable experience gained through her involvement in her family’s enterprise, which boasted interests spanning …

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NASSEF SAWRIRIS-BILLIONAIRE CO-OWNER AND CHAIRMAN OF ASTON VILLA

Nassef  Sawiris is a prominent Egyptian businessperson with a wide range of business interests. Carrying forward and expanding a business empire is a significant responsibility and challenge, especially when it involves a conglomerate like Orascom that operates in multiple industries. Nassef Sawiris has played a crucial role in continuing and growing his family’s business legacy, …

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TABITHA KARANJA – A TRAILBLAZER’S JOURNEY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL EXCELLENCE

In the world of business, there are individuals who not only excel in their ventures but also serve as beacons of inspiration for others. Tabitha Karanja, the remarkable founder and CEO of Keroche Breweries, is one such visionary entrepreneur. Her extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of Kenya’s most successful businesswomen showcases the …

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MBALI MASIKE – CRAFTING THE PERFECT BLEND OF PASSION AND EXCELLENCE AT NGIYI WINES

In the world of winemaking, there are individuals whose passion and dedication shine through, creating exceptional products that capture the essence of their craft. Mbali Masike, the driving force behind Ngiyi Wines, is one such visionary. With her unwavering commitment to quality and a deep appreciation for her South African roots, Masike has redefined the …

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RICHARD KWAKU OFORI-MANTE – APPOINTED ACTING DIRECTOR OF AGRICULTURAL FINANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT FOR AfDB

The African Development Bank  effective April16,2023 appointed Richard Kwaku Ofori – Mante as acting Director of Agricultural Finance and Rural Development Department. Prior to this appointment, Ofori-Mante, a Ghanaian national, was manager of the Agriculture and Rural Finance Division, a position he has held since November 2017. In this capacity, he leads and manages the …

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MARIE-GABRIELLE OPESE – APPOINTED NEW CEO OF STANDARD BANK DRC

Standard Bank has appointed Marie-Gabrielle Opese as CEO and Head of Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She replaces Amedeo Anniciello, who retired in March 2023. In this position, Marie Gabrielle Opese has the confidence of her superiors, who believe that she will be able to stay the course to …

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