AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS

The AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS annually recognises the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa, during the AFRICA CEO FORUM Gala Dinner.

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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 April 05, 2024. Please fill in the form below. Any incomplete file will not be considered.

Awards ceremony:
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

PanafricanChampion

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

Family business

The “Family business” award recognises a family business that excels in governance, combining entrepreneurial management and family leadership. The winner of this award stands out not only for its economic success, but above all for its trans-generational vision and its desire to pass on family values and heritage.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

Gender Leader

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

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.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED.

ACF 2024 Awards – The Winners

CEO of the Year

Ralph Mupita

President & CEO
MTN Group
Panafrican Champion

Africa Finance Corporation-AFC

Disrupter of the Year

KASHA

Gender Leader

NOVARTIS

Local Impact Champion

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

Family Business

IBL TOGETHER

ACF2024

ACF 2023 Awards winners

CEO of the Year

Delphine Traoré

CEO
Allianz Africa
African Champion

ARISE INTEGRATED INDUSTRIAL PLATFORMS

Disrupter of the Year

mPharma

Gender Leader

JANNGO CAPITAL

Local Impact Champion

AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION

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