Friday, 5 December 2014

Dangote named as Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014

Akinwumi Adesina,Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2013 and Aliko Dangote,Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014
Aliko Dangote was on Thursday named the Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014. The Nigerian billionaire was honoured at the event ceremony held in Nairobi,Kenya.
With businesses sweeping across the continent, Dangote emerged top in a strong list of other finalists for making impact in businesses and also a monumental difference in people's lives.

Among the finalists were Arunma Oteh, Director-General of Securities&Exchange Commission Nigeria, Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a Nigerian author and Thuli Madonsela, South Africa's Public Protector. In selecting Dangote, the panel of judges noted “Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa in terms of business. He is second to none when it comes to investing in Africa, not just Nigeria. He is also a capitalist with a big heart. He puts his money where his mouth is and his foundation is a step forward for a man who wants to make a difference on the continent,”

The Managing Director of Forbes Africa, Chris Bishop also said “For the fourth time I am honoured to celebrate the Forbes Africa Person of the Year. Every year we see tough competition and great debate in choosing winners of great import.”.

Congratulations to a giant of Africa.You have made us all proud.

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