THE LARGEST CELEBRATION’S PLATFORM OF MEN AND WOMEN WHO MAKE AFRICA

10th edition


26 APRIL 2019, ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

UNDERTAKING FOR ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

FEATURING THE
BEST OF AFRICAN EXCELLENCE

Jean Kacou Diagou (Président du Groupe NSIA) lors de son intervention inaugurale.

Jean Kacou Diagou et son épouse

Les panélistes : Edem d'Almeida, Réki Moussa Yacoubou, Teddy Daka, Soro Nongolougo (DG de la SNDI), Fomba Trawally.

Michel Russel Lohoré, Promoteur des Bâtisseurs de l'Economie Africaine

Mamou Doukouré, PDG de Socotrad et de Douk'Oil, au centre

Robert Beugré Mambé, Gouverneur du District Autonome d'Abidjan.

Anne Désirée Ouloto, Ministre de la Salubrité, de l'Environnement et du Développement Durable, Porte-Parole Adjointe du Gouvernement.

Chantal Taïba en prestation.

Anne Désirée Ouloto, Jean Kacou Diagou, Michel Russel Lohoré et Daphne Mashile-Nkosi.

Forum

With a forecast of two billion inhabitants in 2010, Africa, this giant with abundant natural resources, is a dream. While international investors are increasingly interested in its strategic sectors, the continent is making economic integration an absolute necessity to accelerate its development. An opportunity to boost intra-African trade, expand opportunities for major infrastructure projects, offer quality public services. There can be no doubt that Africa cannot achieve successful economic integration without the private sector that drives its growth.
What recipes to make integration a reality?
How can African entrepreneurs prosper in this vast market?
What place for the big projects of the future and the champions of the pan-African mobility?
Those essential questions will be at the heart of the debates.
Jean Kacou Diagou (Président du Groupe NSIA) lors de son intervention inaugurale.
Michel Russel Lohoré, Promoteur des Bâtisseurs de l'Economie Africaine.
Jean Kacou Diagou interviewé par la presse.
Edem d'Almeida (DG d'Africa Global Recycling), Réki Moussa Yacoubou (PDG d'Asusu Holding).et Yao Dodzi Dogbo (PDG de Cergi SA).

Assahoré Konan Jacques (DG du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique) et Michel Russel Lohoré.
Jean Kacou Diagou et Réki Moussa Yacoubou.
Jean Kacou Diagou et Sibi Lawson (AGF West Africa).
Les panélistes : Teddy Daka (PDG d’Ansys Limited, Président d’Aurecon), Samuel Dossou-Aworet (Président de Petrolin Group, Président de l’African Business Roundtable), Futhi Mtoba (Présidente de Teach South Africa), Daphne Mashile-Nkosi (PDG de Kalagadi Manganese) et Assahoré Konan Jacques (DG du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique).

Gala

  •  Stimulate excellence
  •  Celebrate the best of Africa

AWARDING THE INSPIRING TALENTS


IMPACTING THE FUTURE OF THE CONTINENT

A CELEBRATION WITH EMINENT FIGURES AND TOMORROW’S TYCOONS

The event will bring together leading entrepreneurs, business leaders, influential people. This pioneering event for the celebration of African Excellence will be marked by the distinction of entrepreneurs, companies, managers and outstanding actors of economic integration.

Le conseil consultatif

THE ADVISORY COUNSEL

Nonhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

, Présidente Directrice Générale de Mjoli Development Company et de Eziko Investments

Keba Keinde

PDG de Millennium Finance Corporation

Martine Coffie-Studer

PDG du Groupe Océan Ogilvy, PCA de Bolloré Transport & Logistics Côte d'Ivoire

Olajumoke Adenowo

DG de AD Consulting Limited

Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Avocate d’affaires, Directrice Juridique d’Atlas Mara

Jacqueline Patience Mugo

Directrice Exécutive de Kenya Federation Employers, Secrétaire Générale de Business Africa

Bartolomeu Dias Domingos

PDG de Grupo Bartolomeu Dias

Thami Ghorfi

Président d’ESCA Ecole de Management

Dr Frannie Léautier

Ancienne Vice-Présidente Principale de la BAD, Présidente de Mkoba Private Equity Fund

Félix Adahi Bikpo

DG de African Guarantee Fund

Guy M’Bengue

Directeur Général de l’APEX-CI

Erick Rajaonary

PDG de Gouanomad

Louisa Mojela

Cofondatrice et PDG de Wiphold

Martha Namundjebo Tilahun

PDG de United Africa Group

Harold E. Doley Jr

Président de Doley Securities

Pierre Goudiaby Atépa

Président du Groupe Atépa
PRESTIGIOUS PAST WINNERS

Since the first edition held on 8 September 2006, more than 200 people and companies have been distinguished during the Africa Economy Builders Awards. We are very proud of the Past Winners. Just meet a few of the Past Winners.


See the list of some past winners

BACK TO THE 2018 EDITION
A MAJOR TRIO FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

The 9th edition of the Africa Economy Builders Awards (Les Bâtisseurs de l’Economie Africaine) was held on April 27, 2018 in Abidjan. The biggest gathering of men and women who make Africa has been marked by the distinction of personalities from 30 countries.

One of the highlights was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award (the highest distinction of the Builders) to three emblematic figures of African business: Jean Kacou Diagou (President of Groupe NSIA), Samuel Dossou-Aworet (President of Petrolin Group, President of the African Business Roundtable) and Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, CEO of Kalagadi Maganese.

In front of more than 500 guests, these three titans of the economic chessboard of the continent were celebrated on the scale of their success. An unique moment. African Guarantee Fund, a leading pan-African institution for SME development, has won the Honorary Award of Performance.

Undeniable talents, and not least, were also honored. Tara Fela-Durotoye, CEO of House of Tara International, won the Most Outstanding Business Woman of the Year Award. The "Most Inspiring Business Woman of the Year" Award was presented to Salma Salifu, CEO of Dignity DTRT. Founder & President of Teach South Africa, former President of Business Unity South Africa and former Southern Africa President of Deloitte, Futhi Mtoba was awarded the Most Outstanding Leadership Woman of the Year Award.

Teddy Daka, PDG d’Anys Limited et Président d’Aurecon, a reçu ‘’ The Top CEO of the Year ‘’. Le ‘’ Grand Prix du Manager de l’Année ‘’ a été attribué à Assahoré Konan Jacques, Directeur Général du Trésor et de la Comptabilité Publique (Côte d’Ivoire). Le Prix d’Honneur de la Promotion de l’Entrepreneuriat a été attribué à Abdellah El Fergui, Président de la Confédération Marocaine de TPE-PME. L’entrepreneur Alain Kouadio a été auréolé du Grand Prix de l’Entrepreneur de l’Année.

Teddy Daka, CEO of Ansys Limited and President of Aurecon, received ‘’The Top CEO of the Year‘’. The ''Grand Prize of the Manager of the Year'' was awarded to Assahoré Konan Jacques, Managing Director of Treasury and Public Accounts (Côte d'Ivoire). The Award of Honor for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship was awarded to Abdellah El Fergui, President of the Moroccan Confederation of VSE-SME. The entrepreneur Alain Kouadio, President of Kaydan Group, was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Grand Prize.

Yao Dodzi Dogbo, CEO of Cergi SA and Jean-Luc Konan, CEO of the Cofina Group, respectively received the Grand Prize of New Technologies and the Grand Prize of Inclusive Finance. The credit of Danièle Sassou Nguesso, Founder & President of Fondation Sounga (Grand Prize of Social Entrepreneurship), Réki Ibrahim Yacoubou, CEO of Asusu Holding (Women's Entrepreneurship Grand Prize), Fomba Trawally, CEO of National Toiletries Incorporated (Best Self-Made Man Award) and Mamou Doukouré, CEO of Socotrad and Douk'Oil (Special Prize for Female Entrepreneurship) was hailed. An Award has been presented to Librairie de France Group (the Conquering Company's Honorary Award), which is celebrating its 80th birthday in 2018, Maférima Diarrassouba,Managing Director of the SDPC – Société des Palaces de Cocody - (Special Prize for the Woman Manager) and Edouard Fonh-Gbei, Managing Director of CNTIG (Special Award of the Innovative Manager).

The Act 9 of the Africa Economy Builders Awards also brought to light talented and determined revelations. This is the case of Madeleine Taylor Mendy, CEO of Scandin-Africa Group ApS (Best Startup Award), Edem d'Almeida, CEO of Africa Global Recycling (Special Award of the Entrepreneur of the Green Economy), Aîssata Diakité, CEO of Zabbaan Holding (Made In Africa Special Award), Fodé Kaera Yattabaré, CEO of Kaera Cosmetics (Best Young Industrialist Award).

As for Vaino Nghipondoka, Chairman & CEO of Profile Investments Holdings, he won '' The Emerging Businessman Award ''. While the Desmond Amunyela & Lazarus Jacobs tandem, Co-Founders of Paragon Investment Holdings, has been honored with '' The Best Business Duo Award ''

The next edition of the Africa Economy Builders Awards, the tenth, will take place in Abidjan on Friday, April 26, 2019.

Highlights

2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

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REMEMBER BABACAR NDIAYE

The Former President of AfDB passed away on 13 July 2017. During the 6th edition of Africa Economy Builders Awards that held on 30 April 2015, the Illustrious Banker was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award and an Exceptional Tribute. For Babacar Ndiaye, this recognition was one of the best of his life.

LE SOUVENIR DE BABACAR NDIAYE

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