Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2016 Award Nominees Announced

Forbes Africa has announced its rundown of candidates for the 2016 Forbes “Person of the Year” Award. The yearly prize is granted to the mainland’s most powerful agent. The current year’s rundown incorporates two presidents, a top government worker, a fruitful specialist, and the natives of a nation. Forbes has welcomed its perusers over the landmass to partake in what it depicts as “a standout amongst the most groundbreaking and expected yearly occasions in Africa.”

South African businessperson Michiel Le Roux, who is the organizer of Capitec Bank, drives the current year’s rundown of chosen people for his part in making keeping money more available for South Africans. Kindred South African Thuli Madonsela, who is the previous Public Protector of the nation, likewise tried the rundown for her endeavors in getting consideration regarding debasement people in general back framework in spite of dangers to her life.


Other nominees include Tanzania’s President, John Magufuli, has already built a reputation as a bold reformer during his one year in power. Magufuli was nominated for his significant role in boosting the nation’s economy.

Ameenah Gurib, the President of Mauritius, has been recognized for spearheading the movement to protect her nation’s environment.

And finally, the people of Rwanda complete this year’s list of nominees thanks to the country’s reform efforts in achieving gender equality.

This is the sixth edition of the award since its inception in 2011. Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi was the first person to ever be recognized by the awards committee. Other winners include Nigeria’s Akinwumi Adesina, the current head of the African Development Bank and Tanzania’s Mohammed Dewji, CEO of MeTL Group.

This year’s award ceremony is scheduled to take place on November 17th in Nairobi, Kenya.


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