Thursday, October 25, 2012

Forbes Nominates Dangote, Elumelu others for Africa Person of the Year Award

The President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, have been nominated for the Forbes Africa Person of the Year Award.

They are the two Nigerians who made the five-man list. Others on the list are Malawian President Joyce Banda, Managing Director of Kenya’s Equity Bank Limited, Dr. James Mwangi and co-founder of Aspen Pharmacare, Mr. Stephen Saad.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote who was the runner-up to Forbes Africa Person of the Year Award, is still Africa’s richest man, worth more than $11.2 Billion. Dangote continues to be one of the continents biggest employer of labour. Both Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr Tony Elumelu are the only Nigerians nominated for this award, other nominees are Malawian President Joyce Banda, Managing Director of Kenya’s Equity Bank Limited, Dr James Mwangi and co- founder of Aspen Pharmacare, Mr Stephen Saad.

Nation newspaper also informs that the winner of this award would have had a remarkable influence on the events of the year on the African continents.

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