The AABLAs return to award Africa’s business leaders


Africa’s most prestigious business awards event will honour leaders from the Southern African region who are game-changers in the business landscape on the 2 October 2014.

“The nominees in this year’s AABLA awards are of an exceptionally high standard – exemplifying the game-changing vision that helps to grow the African economy. These individuals, through their tireless innovation and pioneering spirit, have made indelible impacts on the continent’s business sector and the AABLA celebrates these rare qualities and exemplary efforts,” said Dominic Mearing, head of reserve.

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The nominees will feature across four categories; business leader of the year, young business leader of the year, entrepreneur of the year and the lifetime achievement category.

Roberta Naicker, managing director of CNBC Africa’s parent company, Africa Business News, added that leaders need to demonstrate certain distinctive characteristics to be considered for a nomination.  

“The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards, presented by Johnnie Walker BlueLabel recognise those indelible business leaders who have made a distinctive contribution in their respective sectors by demonstrating accountability, best practice, integrity and innovation on the continent,” she said.

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The winners of the Southern African round will move on to contend against the regional victors from West and East Africa in the AABLA finale taking place on 14 November 2014. 

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