AABLAs to honour W.Africa’s business pioneers


“The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards presented by Johnnie Walker Blue Label celebrates an excellence emphasised by boldness and rare character,” said ABN group managing director, Roberta Naicker.

“In turn, the awards 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.”

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The West African round of annual awards ceremony will take place in Lagos on 23 October 2014, raising a toast to the pioneers and game-changers in the region’s business landscape.

The nominees feature across five categories – Business Leader of the Year, Business Woman of the Year, Young Business Leader of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Joe Nazzal, head of Reserve said, “The nominees in this year’s AABLA Awards exemplify the game-changing vision that has helped to grow the West African economy, with Nigeria making incredible strides in this regard.”

“Johnnie Walker Blue Label is proud to acknowledge all these individuals who, through their tireless innovation and pioneering spirit, have made a lasting impact on the continent’s business sector,” he added.

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The winners of this round will then travel to South Africa for the AABLA finale on 14 November where they will compete against other regional winners from Southern and East Africa for the title of Africa’s most exceptional business people in their respective fields.

For more information, go to www.aabla2014.com