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ForbesAfrica, 2011 Person of the Year Award: “Individual Who Has Had The Most Influence On Events Of The Year”.



Filed under : Africa, Art & Culture, Lifestyle

ABN Publishing proudly presents the Forbes Africa, Person of the Year Awards 2011 for, “the individual who, for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”….and no Julius Malema, President Goodluck Jonathan, President Robert Mugabe, Kenny Kunene ain’t on the final list….

Online voting for the inaugural ForbesAfrica Person of the Year has now closed. This makes up 25% of the overall scoring criteria.

Managing Editor of Forbes Africa, Chris Bishop is part of the judging panel which includes CNBC Africa Chief Editor, Godfrey Mutizwa; BBC Bureau Chief, Peter Burdon; Reuters Bureau Chief, Matthew Tostevin and Forbes Africa Senior Journalist, Vuyo Mvoko.

Nominees were/are:

  • Her Excellency, Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, is Africa’s first female Head of State and was one of three women awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize “for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women’s rights to full participation in peace-building work“.
  • Pedro Veron Pires, former president of Cape Verde was named the winner of the 2011 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership for his “vision in transforming Cape Verde into a model of democracy, stability and increased prosperity“.
  • Aliko Dangote, founder and president of Dangote Group. The Nigerian businessman’s fortune surged 557% in the past year, making him the world’s biggest gainer in percentage terms and Africa’s richest individual. Dangote is the continent’s biggest cement maker.
  • Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria was for the second consecutive year, named Central Bank Governor of the Year in Sub-Saharan Africa by global business magazine, Emerging Market.
  • the late Professor Wangari Mathaai, Kenyan environmental and political activist was the first African woman to be awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. She was the founder of the Greenbelt Movement, and died in Nairobi, aged 71, in September 2011 after a battle with ovarian cancer.

Results will be announced on the 28th of November at the Forbes Africa 2011 Person of The Year Awards in Lagos, Nigeria.

Who do you think will / should win?!?

Speak on it….

farai – who has written posts on Farai Today.


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