This will be the first time the African CEO Awards has added will be awarding the Young CEO of the Year.
Mr. Delle is the only Ghanaian CEO to be named in the 8- man shortlist which comprises some of the top CEOs on the continent.
He is mentioned alongside greats like Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder and CEO, MARA GROUP, Gossy Ukanwoke, Founder, BAU R&D
and Jason Njoku, Co-Founder and CEO, IROKO.
This will be the first time the African CEO Awards will be awarding the Young CEO of the Year.
At the event, achievements of CEOs and companies in Africa will be honored during the as new category “YOUNG CEO OF THE YEAR” has been introduced and will recognize the achievements of a young and upcoming CEO.
A press release issued indicated that the AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS honor companies and investors whose strategies have demonstrated their commitment to play a part in Africa’s growth over the past year.
Below are Finalists in the various categories:
AFRICAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR
1. ASCENDIS HEALTH
2. DANGOTE GROUP
3. ISON GROUP
4. MAROC TELECOM
AFRICAN BANK OF THE YEAR 1. AFRILAND FIRST BANK 2. ATTIJARIWAFA BANK
3. BGFIBANK HOLDING
4. GUARANTY TRUST BANK
5. GROUPE BANQUE POPULAIRE 6. RAWBANK
7. STANDARD BANK GROUP
8. ZENITH BANK
PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR OF THE YEAR
1. AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION
3. AMETHIS FINANCE
7. VITAL CAPITAL FUND
8. WENDEL AFRICA
INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION OF THE YEAR
1. AFRICA INTERNET GROUP
CEO OF THE YEAR
1. Aliko Dangote, President / CEO, DANGOTE GROUP
2. Brahim Benjelloun-Touimi, Chairman of the board, BANK OF AFRICA GROUP
3. Divine Ndhlukula, Founder and MD, SECURICO
4. Fatima Beyina-Moussa, MD, ECAIR
5. Jaswinder Bedi, CEO, BEDI INVESTMENTS
6. Jean Kacou Diagou, President, NSIA GROUP
7. Oba Otudeko, President, HONEYWELL GROUP
8. Zouhair Bennani, CEO, LABEL’VIE
YOUNG CEO OF THE YEAR
1. Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder and CEO, MARA GROUP
2. Gossy Ukanwoke, Founder, BAU R&D
3. Jason Njoku, Co-Founder and CEO, IROKO
4. Manuel Osa Nsue Nsua, CEO, BANCO NACIONAL DE GUINEA ECUATORIAL
5. Michael Macharia, Founder and Group CEO, SEVEN SEAS TECHNOLOGIES
6. Saad Sefrioui, MD, GROUPE ADDOHA
7. Sangu Delle, Founder and CEO, GOLDEN PALM INVESTMENTS
8. Sébastien Kadio-Morokro, MD, PETRO IVOIRE