CEO Today - Africa Awards 2023

Welcome to a special edition that marks another milestone in African business and a testament to resilience, ingenuity, and leadership. The CEO Today’s Africa Awards 2023 is not merely a list but a narrative of visionaries who have set unprecedented benchmarks in their respective industries. We present a curated selection of executives demonstrating remarkable commitment to excellence, leadership, and innovation. Among these business luminaries are two exemplary leaders whose achievements in their sectors have set them apart — Bonga Mokoena of BDO South Africa and Yusuf Binji of BUA Cement PLC. They join a distinguished list of CEOs from diverse industries, each contributing uniquely to Africa’s burgeoning business landscape. Bonga Mokoena - BDO South Africa, speaks to CEO Today about navigating calm and turbulent waters. With a keen focus on inclusivity and digital transformation, Mokoena has propelled BDO South Africa to new heights. His leadership extends beyond balance sheets, emphasizing employee development and ethical governance, setting an example for businesses. Turning our attention to Yusuf Binji of BUA Cement PLC, Binji has led BUA Cement PLC to market leadership in Nigeria and has also been at the forefront of sustainable practices in the industry. His holistic approach to leadership, balancing profitability with social responsibility, demonstrates a nuanced understanding of businesses’ role in the 21st century. And they are not alone. This edition is replete with profiles of CEOs who are reshaping sectors ranging from insurance, car rentals (Avis), power and utility suppliers, and pensions. We delve into their journeys, their challenges, and the ingenious strategies they’ve employed to foster growth and community development. The CEO Today’s Africa Awards 2023 also pays homage to Africa’s enduring spirit of entrepreneurship. We explore how these CEOs have adapted to change and thrived amidst uncertainties. We believe that this year’s list will serve as a source of inspiration, showing that with the right mix of passion, collaboration, and grit, remarkable achievements are more than possible—they are inevitable. Thank you for joining us in this annual celebration of the epitome of leadership, innovation, and business acumen across Africa. Warmest regards, MARK PALMER 6

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