2023 Definitive List

2023 Definitive List Group III

REGIONAL HEADS OF GLOBAL CORPORATIONS
The methodology for this group started with an analysis of global corporations with revenue over $10 billion who have operations in one or more countries on the African continent. The regional heads of these companies were analyzed to identify women chief executives for an Africa region or an African country, with profit and loss responsibility for the country or region. This analysis yielded 25 women CEOs. Women in this group are ranking by prioritizing those women who run the Africa region ahead of those who run a single African country.

Teju Ajani

Managing Director, Nigeria
Apple Inc.

NASDAQ Stock Exchange
$394 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Juliet Ehimuan

Director West Africa
Google (Alphabet Inc.)

NASDAQ Stock Exchange
$283 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Mariam Kane-Garcia

Managing Director & CEO Total South Africa
TotalEnergies

Euronext Stock Exchange
$263 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Taelo Mojapelo

CEO, BP South Africa
BP

London Stock Exchange
$241 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Lillian Barnard

CEO, South Africa
Microsoft Corporation

NASDAQ Stock Exchange
$198 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Nicole Roos

Managing Director, Eastern and Southern Africa Region
Nestlé

SIX Swiss Exchange
$105 billion USD Revenue
Switzerland

Yvonne Ike

Managing Director, Head of Sub-Saharan Africa
Bank of America Corporation

New York Stock Exchange
$95 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Brenda Mbathi

President, East Africa
General Electric Company

New York Stock Exchange
$76.5 billion USD Revenue
Kenya

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu

CEO & Country Officer for Nigeria & Ghana
Citibank/Citigroup Inc

New York Stock Exchange
$75.3 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Aminata Kane Ndiaye

VP, Mobile Financial Services, Orange Middle East and Africa
Orange Group

Paris Stock Exchange
$47.5 billion USD Revenue
Morocco

Patricia Obo-Nai

CEO, Ghana
Vodafone Group

London Stock Exchange
$46 billion USD Revenue
Ghana

Luisa Ortega

President, Africa
The Coca-Cola Company

New York Stock Exchange
$43 billion USD Revenue
US

Cathy (Prim) Smith

Managing Director, Africa
SAP

Frankfurt Stock Exchange
$33.9 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Paola Pocci

President, Africa, Asia and Australasia Region
Imperial Brands

London Stock Exchange
$32.5 billion USD Revenue
UK

Aida Diarra

Head of Sub-Saharan Africa
VISA Inc

New York Stock Exchange
$29.3 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Edith Jiya

Group Chief Executive Officer, Old Mutual Malawi Ltd
Old Mutual Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$16.7 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Nolitha Fakude

Group Director, South Africa
Anglo American Plc

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$14.5 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Yolanda Cuba

Vice President, Southern and East Africa Region
MTN Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$11.4 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Mitwa Ng'ambi

CEO, Cameroon
MTN Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$11.4 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Vivien McMenamin

CEO, South Africa
Mondi Plc

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$9.1 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Mizinga Melu

CEO and Managing Director, Zambia
Absa Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$8.5 billion USD Revenue
Zambia

Abena Osei-Poku

Managing Director, Ghana
Absa Group Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$8.5 billion USD Revenue
Ghana

Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa

CEO, South Africa
Naspers Ltd

Johannesburg Stock Exchange
$7.9 billion USD Revenue
South Africa

Amie Sow

Regional CEO, Central Africa
United Bank Africa

Nigerian Stock Exchange
$1.6 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

Abiola Bawuah

CEO, UBA Africa
United Bank Africa

Nigeria Stock Exchange
$1.6 billion USD Revenue
Nigeria

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