Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane

Keabetswe Pheko Moshagane is Managing Director & Executive Director at Absa Bank Botswana Ltd. She received an undergraduate degree from Tshwane University of Technology and an MBA from Management College of Southern Africa. She made history, becoming the first Motswana woman to lead Absa Bank Botswana. What was it like growing up? I grew up in a modest family of seven girls. Because of our size, we competed for attention from our parents. To resolve

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Fidelity Bank, GTB MDs make Top 10 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc and Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya, Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank, have made the top 10 list of women definitive CEOs. Both companies are listed on the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX). The third annual Africa.com Definitive List of Women Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) was revealed on April 19. The list is unique in that it is based on data-driven research. Sponsored by Standard Bank Group, it represents one of the

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LTD’s Amelia Beattie Recognised on the 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

Liberty Two Degrees’ Chief Executive, Amelia Beattie, has been recognised on Africa.com’s 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs for a third year in a row. The data-driven list is the only one of its kind in Africa that recognises the women who lead big businesses on the continent – with big business being defined as listed on one of Africa’s stock exchanges and having revenue of over $100 million or a market cap of over

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Stanbic Bank’s Anne Juuko only Ugandan on Africa.com’s 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

Stanbic Bank Chief Executive, Anne Juuko is the only Ugandan named on the Africa.com 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs. The data-driven list recognizes women who are leading large businesses that are also listed on one of Africa’s stock exchanges with a revenue of over $100 million, or a market cap of over $150 million. The Africa.com list is compiled over many months through a deep research effort, starting with data provided by Bloomberg on

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The Value of Big African Companies Led by Women CEOs Outperform Benchmarks

While only 5% of companies listed on Africa’s 24 stock exchanges have women CEOs, those that do have a woman CEO outperform financially by a wide measure according to a new analysis by Africa.com.   To mark the evolution of Africa.com’s Definitive List of Women CEOs, sponsored by Standard Bank Group, now in its third year, Africa.com analyzed 2,020 listed companies on Africa’s 24 stock exchanges to compare the performance of companies where women hold the

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Anne Juuko of Stanbic Bank Uganda Recognised on Africa.com’s 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

Stanbic Bank Uganda CEO, Anne Juuko, made the Africa.com 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs. This list, the only one of its kind in Africa, is a data-driven list that recognizes the women who lead big business in Africa. Big business, for this purpose, is defined as being listed on one of Africa’s stock exchanges and having revenue of over $100 million, or a market cap of over $150 million. Harvard Business Review reports on

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Just the Text – 2023 Definitive List

GROUP I 1 Natascha Viljoen, CEO, Anglo American Plc 2 Nompumelelo Zikalala, CEO, Kumba Iron Ore Ltd 3 Mpumi Madisa, CEO, Bidvest Group 4 Bertina Engelbrecht, CEO, Clicks Group Ltd 5 Dr Nombasa Tsengwa, CEO, Exxaro Resources 6 Albertinah Kekana, CEO, Royal Bafokeng Holdings 7 Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya, Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Holding Company 8 Jane Karuku, Group Managing Director & CEO, East African Breweries 9 Ntombi Felicia Msiza, CEO, Raubex Group Ltd 10 Nneka

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Africa.com and Standard Bank Release the 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs

The third annual Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs, sponsored by Standard Bank Group, was revealed on April 19, 2023 during a virtual event. No other list of  African business women running big businesses is grounded in this type of quantifiable research. The list is unique in that it is based on data-driven research, with data provided by Bloomberg. “This year’s list of 93 women represents 17 countries who have qualified based on either large

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Join the Reveal of Africa.com’s 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs on Free Webinar April 19th

On April 19, 2023, to mark the evolution of Africa.com’s Definitive List of Women CEOs, sponsored by Standard Bank Group, Africa.com will host a webinar with free registration. In addition to revealing the names of the women who are on Africa.com’s 2023 Definitive List of Women CEOs, Africa.com will present, for the first time, performance data showing how the share value in women-led companies compares to various indices. (Spoiler alert: Women-led companies outperform.)  Sign up

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Brenda Mbathi

Brenda Mbathi is the President and CEO of GE East Africa.She is responsible for managing government relations and advocacy across East Africa. Tell us about your childhood. I was born in Nairobi, Kenya, just after Kenya’s independence. I come from a lineage of strong women and had five siblings. My mum came from a family of 13, and my aunts, uncles, and cousins were a part of our lives growing up. We were raised on

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Cathy (Prim) Smith

Cathy (Prim) Smith is Managing Director (SAP Africa) at SAP.She is the first female head of an emerging markets unit in SAP’s history. Tell us about your background? I am colored and the youngest of eight children. I feel like I was born to grandparents as my parents were quite old when they gave birth to me: my mum was 46 and my dad was 50. In fact, some people thought my elder siblings were

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Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs Expands by 50%

Africa.com announced the second annual Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs on March 8, 2022, in line with International Women’s Day.  The list is a unique, data-driven research effort that highlights the women who lead big business in Africa.  The data for the effort is provided by Bloomberg. In short, the list represents the women who run big business in Africa.  All of the women run businesses with revenue of $100 million or more.  No

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2022 Definitive List of Women CEOs in Africa

Group One: CEOs Of the 1364 companies listed on the 24 African stock exchanges, we screened for those companies with revenue of $100 million or more, or a market cap of $150 million or more, which yielded a list of 581 companies.  The public websites of these 581 companies were reviewed to identify female C-suite executives. Our team of researchers then examined the list of these women to determine those who have a title of chief

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Yvonne Ike

Yvonne Ike is Managing Director and Head of Sub Saharan Africa (Ex-RSA) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Yvonne has received many international awards including being recognized by the Queen of England as one of the top 200 business women in the UK to make a significant impact in society and in 2019 she was also recognised as one of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa. Tell us about your childhood and growing up? My

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Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim served as the first female President of Mauritius from 2015 to 2018, thus making her the third woman to serve as Head of State of the country. Please tell me your name, and the period you spent in office as head of state of Mauritius. I am Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, a Mauritian national who served as the sixth president of the Republic of Mauritius between the years 2015 and 2018. Tell us about your

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What Women CEOs in Africa Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence

To mark International Women’s Day, March 8, Africa.com is hosting an unprecedented virtual event, What Women CEOs in Africa Need to Know about Artificial Intelligence, in collaboration with Harvard Business School Professor Karim Lakhani and Harvard Business School Professor Tsedal Neeley. The event will convene the 60+ women identified for the Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs – those women who run listed corporations in Africa with over $100 million in revenue or $150 million

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Kendi Ntwiga Nderitu

Kendi Ntwiga is the Country Leader at Microsoft Kenya, where she is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships across the company subsidiary in order to increase Microsoft’s share of voice in the region. Tell us about your childhood and how you were raised? I was born in Embu. It is a town not too far from Nairobi that offered a vibrant life back in the day. It was a happy childhood, but things changed

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Kerry Cassel

Kerry Cassel is Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mobility Solutions & Head: Innovation and Technology at Motus Holdings Ltd.  In addition to being an executive director, Kerry serves on the boards of various subsidiaries of the Group. Can you tell us about your childhood? As a child, I don’t think I believed I could do anything. In fact, I was shy and introverted. I was also probably insecure in more ways than one. I was

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Top 50 Women in Corporate Africa Revealed after Data-Driven Research

In a major virtual summit with over 1,000 high-level attendees, Africa.com revealed the names of the 50 most senior women in Corporate Africa.  The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is distinguished in that it is data-driven.  The researchers started by working with data provided by Bloomberg and evaluating the over 1,400 companies listed on the 24 African stock exchanges. The list yielded many more women from South Africa than any other African country, followed

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Nevine Wefky

Nevine Wefky is CEO of Corporate Credit & Investment at Commercial International Bank [CIB]. Throughout her career, Ms. Wefky was chosen to represent CIB as a board member, Managing Director, and Chairman at several affiliates. She is an active member in several committees within the Bank, such as the Management Committee, High Lending and Investment Committee, Asset and Liability Management Committee, Non-Financial Risks and Compliance Committee, and Pricing Concession Committee. Tell us about your childhood.

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All-Star Lineup Confirmed To Explore What It Takes For Women To Make It To The Top Of Corporate Africa

On October 13, 2021, a seismic event will take place in Africa: we will begin the journey of supporting every African woman to take on a new dream – climbing the corporate ladder to the number one spot.  Why is it that most discussions of African women in business are focused on small and medium-sized businesses?  We want to see African women dream big – why not earn the top spot in a large, complex

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How Were The Women Chosen?

The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is the product of a data-driven research project that began by identifying all publicly listed companies on all of the twenty-one stock exchanges in Africa – a list of over 1,400 companies.  The data for the analysis was provided by Bloomberg. From there, the researchers screened the companies in order to focus on the largest, those with a market capitalization of $150 million USD or larger, resulting in

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Women Leading Corporate Africa

Africa.com undertook a rigorous research project to identify not just high-profile personalities, but the women who actually run the largest, most complex businesses on the African continent.  The result is called The Definitive List of Women CEOs, and we are proud to reveal the list on October 13 at the SUMMIT: Women Leading Corporate Africa. On October 13, 2021, Harvard Business School Professor Tony Mayo will present his research findings on what it takes for African-American

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Vivien McMenamin

Viv McMenamin works as a Chief Executive Officer (South Africa) at Mondi, which is a manufacturing company that specializes in containerboard, kraft paper, corrugated packaging, industrial bags extrusion coating, release liner, consumer goods packaging and more. Viv has a Master of Science degree from University of London and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Tell us a little bit about your childhood and growing up? I grew up in a very happy, middle-class family in South

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Aminata Kane

Aminata Kane is Chief Executive Officer of Orange SL, driving the operations of the telecommunications giant with more than 2 Million subscribers. She is also Chairman of the Board of Orange Mobile Finance Sierra Leone. With her at the helm, the Orange subsidiary in Sierra Leone has become the market leader, significantly improved its profitability with more than 20% revenue growth per year and +20 EBITDA points, and has established itself as a key player in

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Aïda Diarra

Aïda Diarra is Senior Vice President and Head of Sub Saharan Africa, at Visa Inc. In this capacity, she oversees Visa’s business operations in 45 countries and five offices in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her focus is digitizing cash, driving wider digital acceptance, and promoting financial inclusion in the diverse markets of the region. Tell us about your early years and growing up in your family background?   I was born in Senegal, with mixed parentage from Mali

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Nunu Ntshingila

Nunu Ntshingila is Regional Director, Facebook Africa. She joined Facebook Africa in September 2015. Based in Johannesburg, she is responsible for building Facebook’s commercial presence across the entire African continent. Ms. Ntshingila holds an undergraduate degree from University of Swaziland and a MBA degree from Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland. Tell us about your background and childhood I was born and bred in Soweto. It was a tough time when everybody was looking to leave

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Hélène Echevin

Hélène Echevin is the Executive Chairperson of C-Care (Mauritius) Ltd. and the Chief Executive Officer & Director of CIEL Healthcare Ltd.  She holds a degree in Food Sciences and Technology from Polytech Engineering School, Montpellier, France and followed Management Executive Program at INSEAD. Her main mission consists in supporting the consolidation and growth of CIEL’s global operations through the deployment of new principles and tools of operational excellence across the group. She is also heading the Healthcare

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Jane Karuku

Jane Karuku is the Group Managing Director and CEO of EABL (East African Breweries Limited), headquartered in Nairobi, with subsidiaries in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania. She has been instrumental in driving innovations in the business by launching new brands and categories that include Tusker Cider, Tusker Premium Ale, Sikera Cider, and a number of premium scotch whiskeys, gin, rums, and liquors.  Tell us about your background? I grew up and had my education in

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