Group Chief Executive Officer of Mohammed Entreprise Tanzania Limited (MeTL), Mohammed Dewji, has bagged the prestigious Africa CEO of the Year award.
He beat other heavyweights across the continent to take home one of the biggest awards in Africa’s private sector at a gala dinner organised by the Africa CEO Forum.
Dewji thanked the organisers, saying for the honour. He also thanked John Magufuli, Tanzania’s President for his fight against corruption.
Anta Babacar Ngom Bathily was crowned ‘Young CEO of the Year’ for her leadership skills as Executive Director of Sedima, Senegal’s leading agribusiness group.
Created at last year’s Forum, the award recognises a promising young African business leader under 45. Ms. Ngom Bathily dedicated her award to “all women and young women” as well as to her father, who was at the ceremony.
Egypt-based Elsewedy Electric received the African Company of the Year award, presented to a representative of the Group CEO Ahmed Elsewedy, who said as an African company, Elsewedy “has an obligation to take part in the development and in bringing the right technology to solve Africa’s challenges”.
The award for African Bank of the year went to Morocco’s leading Attijariwafa Bank, ranked Africa’s fourth largest bank with over seven million clients and more than 16,000 employees in 24 countries. The bank’s CEO Mohamed El Kettani received the prize from Amir Ben Yahmed, Founder and President of the Africa CEO Forum.
The Private Equity Investor of the Year award was given to AfricInvest, a Tunisia-based firm dedicated to the international expansion of French SMEs in Africa. The award presentation was done by EmnaKharouf, Managing Partner at Deloitte ConseilTunisie.
German insurer Allianz and Portuguese company Mota-Engil, who together have been operating in Africa for over two decades, were the joint winners of this year’s International Corporation of the year award. The award was presented by Michael Rheinnegger, Managing Partner of Rainbow Limited to representatives from both corporations