C EO T O D A Y AFRICA A W A R D S 2 0 2 2 Hello and welcome to the 2022 CEO Today Africa Awards! Welcome to the 2022 edition of the CEO Today Africa Awards. Though the past two years have seen extreme new challenges posed to the African business world, the efforts of many leaders and innovators have helped to smooth the way towards the creation of new value and a better quality of life for all. Time and again, these economic pioneers have demonstrated their commitment to their organisations and their countries, paving a new way for business to thrive in the modern era. In recognition of these great talents, the CEO Today team have conducted interviews with some of the most ambitious, which are shared in this 2022 release. Dr Eng Silver Mugisha of NWSC discusses the organisation’s progress towards ensuring safe access to water across Nigeria, and Wale Ajisebutu grants us some insight into how he and 21st Century Technologies Limited are working towards the ICT-focused empowerment of the Nigerian people. We also hear from Finbond CEO Dr Willem van Aardt, who shares his thoughts on enabling the financial flexibility of the people of South Africa, and from Omnia Holdings CEO Seelan Gobalsamy, who comments on the steps he is taking to give back to his employees. Profiles of all these leaders and many more can be found in the pages of the Africa Awards. We at CEO Today are proud to present this special publication. Congratulations to all of our winners and finalists.