Nadia Fettah named ‘CEO of the Year’ at the 2018 Africa CEO Forum Awards

Nadia Fettah, Managing Director of Saham Finances, won the prestigious CEO of the Year award at the 6th Africa CEO Forum Awards on Monday, 26 March. In her speech, she thanked Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of the Kingdom of Morocco and Raymond Farhat, CEO of Saham Finances, for their leadership and vision. She also urged men to have more confidence in women in business. “Together we will succeed better and faster in building this Africa of which we all dream, an Africa that wins, an Africa of champions.”

Twiga Foods, the Kenyan start-up that connects farmers and vendors for the sale of fresh produce, has been voted “Most Promising Company of the Year” by a panel of specialist investors (IFC, TLCom and Omidyar). CEO Grant Brooke, in his thank you speech, called on investors to mobilise more funds in the tech ecosystem.

2018 Winners:

CEO of the year, Nadia Fettah, Saham Finance

African Company of the Year, won jointly by NSIA and Sanlam

Young CEO of the Year, Amy Jadesimi, CEO of Ladol

International Company of the Year, Olam

CSR Strategy of the Year, OCP

Private Equity of the Year, Amethis

Most Promising Company of the Year, Twiga Foods

Distributed by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of AFRICA CEO FORUM.

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