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SOUTHERN AFRICA JUDGES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 ALL AFRICA BUSINESS LEADERS AWARDS (AABLA™)

The 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) Southern Africa judging panel met with partners, sponsors and media ahead of the 2018 AABLA™ season at a stylish dinner in Johannesburg.

The event, created by leading business events company ABN Event Productions, saw guests battle the winter temperatures and forego the World Cup fever to meet the AABLA™ Southern Africa judging panel, as well as network and welcome the eighth season of Africa’s largest business recognition.



The AABLA™ Southern Africa judging panel, supported by Auditing Partner Grant Thornton, includes:
– Mr Sam Bhembe, CNBC Africa Non-Executive Director (Head Judge)
– Mr Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion Africa
– Mr Jonathan Foster-Pedley, Dean and Director of Henley Business School Africa
– Ms Anthea Gardner, CEO of Cartesian Capital
– Ms Monique Vanek, CNBC Africa News Editor
– Mr Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership South Africa
– Dr Snowy Khoza, Executive Chairperson of Bigen Africa

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Radio Partner Kaya FM and Magazine Partner Forbes Africa join the awards alongside strategic partner Thomson Reuters to amplify this year’s AABLA™ results.

The evening also welcomed 2018 category sponsors:
– Young Business Leader of the Year Presented by Lancaster University
– Company of the Year Presented by Hollard
– Industrialist of the Year Presented by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)



Guests were spoilt for choice between warming up at the Honor Cognac bar or enjoying the view of Johannesburg’s nighttime skyline at Hollard’s purple gin bar, whilst networking with some of the high-caliber guests in attendance.

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“After winning the award, many opportunities opened up. We found ourselves traveling across the world showcasing our business as people were interested in what we do. We’ve been able to grow our business incredibly – 35% to be exact, just in one year – phenomenal growth.”

– Young Business Leader of the Year 2017 – Southern Africa and founder of DNA Brand Architects Sylvester Chauke

This year’s finalists will follow in the footsteps of the 2017 AABLA™ All Africa winners:

Young Business Leader of the Year Presented by Lancaster University
Alloysius Attah – Farmerline, CEO

Business Woman of the Year Presented by Wiphold
Oluwatoyin Sanni – United Capital PLC, Group CEO

Innovator of the Year
James Steere – Co-Founder, i-Drop Water

Industrialist of the Year Presented by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC)

General Mthembu – Founder, Mthembu Tissue Converting

Entrepreneur of the Year
Ivan and Lynette Saltzman – Founders, Dischem Pharmacies

Philanthropist of the Year
Jannie Mouton – Founder and Chairman, PSG Group

Company of the Year
Capitec Bank Holdings Ltd

Business Leader of the Year
Herbert Wigwe – Access Bank PLC, CEO

Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr Samuel Motsuenyane – Founder, Dr Sam Motsuenyane Rural Development Foundation



For more information and to submit a nomination, visit www.aablawards.com and follow the 8th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa on Twitter: @aablawards and #AABLA2018. Nominations close on 30 June 2018.

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