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Each year, the Africa CEO Forum AWARDS recognises leaders who have made a significant contribution to growth in Africa.
Over the last 10 years, more than 250 African and international companies and investment funds and more than 50 CEOs, emblematic figures of African economic vitality representing the whole continent, have been nominated.
The call for applications is open until March 20, 2024. Please fill in the form below. Any incomplete file will not be considered.
The pre-selected companies will be notified one month before the event. They commit to send one of their executives to the award ceremony.
The winning companies will be awarded during the Africa CEO Forum gala dinner, May 16, 2024, in Kigali, Rwanda.
CEO of the Year
Bestowed by a cross-disciplinary panel, the “CEO of the Year” award recognizes an African CEO for his (her) exceptional achievements. Throughout 2024, this person has stood out among their peers because of their extraordinary leadership in growing their company’s activities and through a major accomplishment.
NOT OPEN TO APPLICATIONS
The “Panafrican Champion” award highlights the role of the private sector in the field of economic integration. This trophy rewards the company whose involvement throughout the continent has increased the most, specifically by increasing its presence in several regions, and that implements a consistent, coherent regional expansion strategy.
Disrupter of the Year
The “Disrupter of the Year” trophy celebrates the company whose activities are particularly disruptive and innovative. Emphasis will be placed on products and initiatives with major impact in terms of financial inclusion, access to health care, education, energy, etc. The award recognizes a company that has demonstrated resilience in these complex times and whose activity needs to have increased significantly this year.
The “Gender Leader” trophy celebrates the company, active in Africa, that has distinguished itself through its efforts to increase the number of women within its executive bodies (board of directors, top management, etc.), with a strategy to promote women leadership and social initiatives that foster the inclusion of women more generally.
Local Impact Champion
The “Local Impact Champion” trophy honours an African or international for-profit company that has made a positive difference to local communities and local economies. The prize is bestowed on a company that can demonstrate significant impact. This award highlights how business success can also lead to positive social impact.
ACF 2023 Awards winners