African Leadership person: Femi Otedola emerges Philanthropist of the year

African Leadership person: Femi Otedola emerges Philanthropist of the year

Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Femi Otedola emerged winner of the 2019 African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year award for Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society

The African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year is Africa’s premium vote-based endorsement, reserved annually for the Africans who are contributing towards promoting the continent and positively altering her narrative.

Otedola will receive customized Mara Phones, as additional benefits during the award presentation in Johannesburg, in February 2020.

A shortlist of nominees are selected from results gathered via a Call for nomination – traditionally promoted via a paid online and offline campaigns across the continent, Europe, and the Americas.

The 57 years old made history in December 2019 when he donated N5 billion to charity, the highest donation made by an individual in Nigeria

The event which is in its 8th year has become a referendum of some sort by Africans on purposeful leadership in the continent.

The final winners are:

African of the Year 2019:
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, Nigeria – Winner

African Female Leader of the Year 2019:
Rawya Mansour, Founder, RAMSCO Company – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2019-Educational Development
Dr. Yusuf Karodia, Founder, Regent Business School and MANCOSA – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Employment Generation
Ashish Thakkar, CEO, Mara Phone – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Political Leadership
Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, President of Egypt – Winner

ALM Person of the Year 2019 – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society
Femi Otedola, Founder, Femi Otedola Foundation – Winner

ALM Young Person of the Year 2019
Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, Wizkid, Music Artist – Winner

In addition to the winners, a special ALM Commendation citation shall be presented to the most distinguished runners up, which includes:

African of the Year Commendation Award:
His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of Morocco

African Female Leader of the Year Commendation Award:
Helen Oritsejafor, MD/CEO, Eagle Heights Group, Nigeria

ALM Person of the Year -Educational Development Commendation Award
Afe Babalola, Founder Afe Bablola University Nigeria

ALM Person of the Year Employment Generation Commendation Award
Abdulsalmad Rabiu, Chief Executive Officer, BUA Group, Nigeria

ALM Person of the Year – Political Leadership Commendation Award
H.E. Sahle-Work Zewde, President of Ethiopia

ALM Person of the Year – Philanthropy & Charitable Contributions to Society Commendation Award
Patrice Motsepe, Motesepe Foundation, South Africa

ALM Young Person of the Year Commendation Award
Isaya Yunge, Founder, SomaApps Technologies Ltd, Tanzania

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