Oba Otudeko, CEO of Honeywell Group, is awarded “CEO of the year” at the 2016 AFRICA CEO FORUM AWARDS. Sebastien Kadio-Morokro, CEO of Petro-Ivoire, received the award for “YOUNG CEO OF THE YEAR”, a new prize introduced at the 2016 ceremony, recognizing a promising young African CEO.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, 22 March 2016, -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- The trophy for “CEO of the Year” is awarded to Oba Otudeko, CEO of HONEYWELL GROUP. In his speech, Oba Otudeko dedicated his award to all his staff: “This prize is a reward for our commitment. Our future is bright and belongs to all of us! “. He received this much-awaited and prestigious prize from Jay Ireland, CEO of General Electric Africa.
Sebastien Kadio-Morokro, CEO of Petro-Ivoire, was awarded YOUNG CEO OF THE YEAR. This new category was created this year and recognizes the African CEO under 40 who leads an emblematic African company with high potential. Sebastien Kadio-Morokro welcomed this “encouraging signal for the youth in Côte d’Ivoire”. He was given the trophy by Mr. Akinwumi Ayodeji Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.
Dangote Group received the AFRICAN COMPANY OF THE YEAR award, which was given by Mr. Amir Ben Yahmed, founder and president of the AFRICA CEO FORUM. This award recognizes the company that achieved the most remarkable expansion in the continent in 2015.
BGFI Bank was awarded AFRICAN BANK OF THE YEAR. The prize was presented by the Ivorian Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Adama Koné, and recognizes the group’s growth strategy and commitment to financing African companies.
The PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTOR OF THE YEAR award was given to Emerging Capital Partners. The award presented by Cheikh Oumar Seydi, Regional Director of the International Finance Corporation, recognizes the African private equity firm which recorded the largest number of significant transactions in the last two years.
Heineken is awarded the prize for INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION OF THE YEAR. The group achieved a strong growth in the continent over the last few years and maintains its leading position in 13 African countries.
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