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Celebrating West African Business Leaders! See Full List of Winners to Compete in the All Africa Grand Finale 

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Lagos hosted some of the most notable names in West African business as the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards in Partnership with CNBC Africa (AABLA) raised a glass to unmatched achievements. The last of the three regional events ahead of the All Africa Grand Finale, the West African winners go on to compete against their peers from around the continent on November 11 in Johannesburg.
Identifying game-changing business leaders in a variety of categories, the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards in Partnership with CNBC Africa recognised the diversity of the African business landscape, and the Lagos leg celebrated those who forged and helped shape the West African business landscape.
The 2016 AABLA West Africa winners are:
Young Business Leader of the Year – West Africa presented by Lancaster University and Transnational Education Africa
  • Seyi Abolaji and Seun Abolaji, Co-Founders of Wilson’s Juice Company
Entrepreneur of the Year – West Africa presented by Lagos State
  • Suleiman Yusuf, CEO of Blue Camel Energy
Business Woman of the Year – West Africa
  • Sola David-Borha, CEO of Stanbic IBTC Holdings 
Innovator of the Year – West Africa
  • Bright Simons, President of mPedigree Network
Philanthropist of the Year – West Africa
  • Aliko Dangote, Founder of the Dangote Group
Industrialist of the Year – West Africa presented by the IDC
  • Abdulsamad Rabiu, Founder of BUA Group
Company of the Year – West Africa
  • Dangote Group
Business Leader of the Year – West Africa presented by Bosch
  • Issam Darwish, CEO of IHS Holdings
Lifetime Achievement Award – West Africa presented by GT Bank
  • Dr. Christopher Kolade, Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of Pan-Atlantic University

The AABLA recognise Africa’s bold leaders of business in East, West and Southern Africa and once again are partnered by Bakgatla Ba Kgafela to bring Africa’s leading business award to the continent. The AABLA will conclude in Johannesburg on 11 November to recognise the best in business in the All Africa Grand Finale, bringing together the biggest names in business from across the continent.

For more information, go to www.aablawards.com and follow the 2016 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in Partnership with CNBC Africa on Twitter: @aablawards and #AABLA2016

The AABLA West Africa are supported by Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, Lancaster University and Transnational Education Africa, Bosch, IDC, GT Bank, Jaguar Land Rover, Lagos Business School, Lagos State, Eko Hotels & Suites, Q21, Independent Newspapers and Forbes Africa.

The event is proudly produced by ABN Event Productions.

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