30 August 2016 @ 10:00 GMT

The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in partnership with CNBC Africa honour remarkable leadership and salute game changers of business on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies. Winners of the Awards exemplify the best in African leadership.

They epitomize the core values of a successful leader, strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful business in a Pan-African and global economy. 
 
The AABLA are supported by Lancaster University Ghana and Transnational Education Africa together with Bakgatla Ba Kgafela, Bosch, WIPHOLD, IDC, Jaguar Land Rover, University of Rwanda, Wits Business School, Lagos Business School, Radisson Blu Kigali, Independent Newspapers and Forbes Africa.
 
Award Categories for 2016:
 
Young Business Leader of the Year – East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa  presented by Lancaster University Ghana and Transnational Education Africa.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Business Woman of the Year
Innovator of the Year
Industrialist of the Year
Company of the Year
Business leader of the Year
Philanthropist of the Year
Lifetime Achievements Award
 
In 2015, Lancaster University Ghana and Transnational Education Africa were proud to present an award to AABLA 2015 Young Business Leader of the Year (GiftedMom). GiftedMom is the first mobile health platform in Central Africa, which uses low cost technologies to improve the health conditions of pregnant women and new borns in underserved and disconnected communities.
 
Another award was presented to the Philanthropist of the Year (Fred Swaniker, African Leadership Academy). Fred is deeply passionate about Africa and believes that the missing ingredient on the continent is good leadership. In line with this, he has founded two organizations that aim to catalyze a new generation of ethical, entrepreneurial African leaders: African Leadership Academy and the African Leadership Network.
 
The AABLA, now in their sixth year, recognise Africa’s bold leaders and change-makers of business in East, West and Southern Africa. The regional events were staged in Kigali on September 8, Johannesburg September 29 and Lagos October 20 with the Finale taking place in Johannesburg on November 11.
 
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