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Top 100 Women CEOs In Africa Inaugural List Announced By Reset Global People and Avance Media

Reset Global People in partnership with Pulse and Avance Media has announced the inaugural list of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa, a ranking which highlights and recognizes the accomplishments of women CEOs from across 24 countries across the continent.

The TOP 100 Women CEOs in Africa is compiled by Reset Global People and Pulse editors with support from the PR and Ranking Agency; Avance Media, who consider four criteria: the size and importance of the woman-led business in the economy, the health and direction of the business, the arc of the woman’s career (résumé and runway ahead), and social and cultural influence. Eligibility is also based on the geolocation of the business.

With the belief that recognition of excellence inspires innovation in each sector, the list is to recognize and celebrate the performance and excellence of peak women performers in the limitless business world across the vast continent of Africa.

It is an acknowledgement and appreciation of the women leaders who introduce innovation and lead the change. CEOs, GMs, MDs and personalities with executive roles in the businesses or organizations are the focus of the list.

According to Kwame A. A. Opoku, CEO of Reset Global People, the nomination of these distinguished women is in relation to their works and accomplishments as the leader of their team which continues to inspire the next generation of women CEOs in Africa and across the world in alignment with SDGs Goal 5 & 10.

Detailing the criteria used in curating the list, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media mentioned that the list highlights profit, impact and sustainability and the overall influence of the individual women over their sector, industry and community as a whole.

With representation from 24 countries, the list features women who are noted to have broken the glass ceiling from across diverse sectors, making a name and case for women leaders on the continent.

As part of the list, Reset Global People will be hosting the annual African Women CEOs Summit scheduled for Lagos, Nigeria in 2020.

The list features some prominent names including Isabel dos Santos, Juliet Anammah, Tara Fela-Durotoye, Patricia Obo-Nai, Nasim Devji, Estelle Akofio-Sowah, Uche Eze and Linda Ikeji.




Below is the list of 2019 Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa arranged in alphabetical order.


  1. Abimbola Alale || Nigerian Communications Satellite
  2. Abiola Bawuah || United Bank for Africa (UBA)
  3. Adenike Ogunlesi || Ruff ‘n’ Tumble
  4. Adjoa Kusiwaa Boateng || MicroEnsure
  5. Akua Owusu-Nartey || Ogilvy Africa Group
  6. Albertinah Kekana || Royal Bafokeng Holdings Pty Ltd
  7. Aminata Kane Ndiaye || Orange Sierra Leone
  8. Amrote Abdella || 4Afrika Microsoft
  9. Amy Jadesimi (Dr) || Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base
  10. Angela Ndambuki || Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  11. Anta Babacar Ngom Bathily || Sedima
  12. Baronice Hans || Bank Windhoek
  13. Basani Maluleke || African Bank
  14. Bénédicte Janine Kacou Diagou || Groupe NSIA
  15. Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu || soleRebels
  16. Betty Sayinzoga || Saham Assurance
  17. Binta Toure Ndoye || The Orabank Group
  18. Boitumelo Molefe || Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund
  19. Bridget Wachira || GSK Pharmaceuticals East Africa
  20. Carol Abade || EXP Group
  21. Carole Kariuki || Kenya Private Sector Alliance
  22. Catherine Lesetedi-Letegele || Botswana Insurance Holdings
  23. Chilufya Ngoi-Nyirenda || Stanbic Insurance Brokers Zambia
  24. Chioma Sideso || NSIA Insurance Limited Nigeria
  25. Christine Baingana || Urwego Bank
  26. Ciru Miring’u || Nestle East Africa
  27. Clare Akamanzi || Rwanda Development Board
  28. Delese Mimi Darko || Food and Drugs Authority
  29. Devota Mdachi || Tanzania Tourism Board
  30. Diana Mulili || Msingi East Africa
  31. Diane Karusisi (Dr) || Bank of Kigali
  32. Divine Ndhlukula || SECURICO
  33. Dolly Doreen Mokgatle || Peotona
  34. Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena || Puma Energy Africa
  35. Eme Essien Lore || International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Nigeria
  36. Esselina Macome || Financial Sector Deepening Program
  37. Estelle Akofio-Sowah || CSquared
  38. Esther Cobbah || Stratcomm Ghana
  39. Fatima Beyina-Moussa || Equatorial Congo Airlines
  40. Funke Soyibo || HNK
  41. Funmi Omo || African Alliance Insurance Plc
  42. Genevieve Sangudi || The Carlyle Group
  43. Gwendoline Abunaw || Ecobank Cameroon
  44. Hadiza Bala Usman || Nigerian Ports Authority
  45. Isabel dos Santos || Angola Diamonds
  46. Iza Irame || Crystal Telecom
  47. Jackie Chimhanzi (Dr) || African Leadership Institute
  48. Yvette Adounvo Atekpe || Internet Solutions
  49. Joyce-Ann Wainaina || Citi East Africa
  50. Julie Gichuru || Arimus Media
  51. Juliet Anammah || Jumia Nigeria
  52. Juliet Ehimuan || Google Nigeria
  53. Juliette Weisflog || Citi Gabon
  54. Karen Hendrickson || Rabito Clinic
  55. Karima Rhanem || International Center for Diplomacy
  56. Kate Fotso || Telcar Cocoa
  57. Kate Quartey-Papafio || Reroy Cables
  58. Kofo Akinkugbe || SecureID
  59. Lady Isioma Chukwuma || Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation
  60. Linda Ikeji || LindaIkeji Media
  61. Lorato Morapedi || National Development Bank
  62. Leelai Kpukuyou || Minimalls
  63. Mansa Nettey || StanChart Ghana
  64. Michaella Rugwizangoga || Volkswagen Mobility Solutions
  65. Mimi Kalinda || Africa Communications Media Group
  66. Mizinga Melu || Barclays Bank Zambia
  67. Mo Abudu || Ebony Life TV
  68. Monica Musonda || Java Foods
  69. Monique El Grichi || Mosaïk
  70. Mpho Moremong-Gobe || MG Properties
  71. Nangula Uaandja || PricewaterhouseCoopers
  72. Nasim Devji || Diamond Trust Bank Group
  73. Natalie Jabangwe || EcoCash
  74. Njeri Rionge || Wananchi Online
  75. Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita || IchorCoal
  76. Nunu Ntshingila || Facebook Africa
  77. Oluwatoyin Adegbite-Moore || Africa Venture Philanthropy
  78. Patience Akyianu || Hollard Ghana
  79. Patience Mutesi || TradeMark East Africa
  80. Patricia Obo-Nai || Vodafone Ghana
  81. Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa || Naspers SA
  82. Princess Lalla Hasnaa (HRH) || Mohammed VI Foundation for Environmental Protection
  83. Priscillah Mabelane || BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
  84. Rebecca Enonchong || Apps Tech
  85. Rebecca Miano || KenGen
  86. Ruth Ncube || First Mutual Life Assurance Company
  87. Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch || Aksal Group
  88. Sarah Arapta || Citibank Uganda
  89. Sherin Naiken || Seychelles Tourism Board
  90. Shirley Machaba || PWC Southern Africa
  91. Sibongile Sambo || SRS Aviation
  92. Sola David-Borha || Standard Bank Africa
  93. Susan M. Mulikita || Liquid Telecoms Zambia
  94. Tara Fela-Durotoye || House of Tara
  95. Temwani Simwaka || Standard Bank Malawi
  96. Toyin Oluwatoyin Sanni || Emerging Africa Group
  97. Uche Eze ||
  98. Uche Ofodile || MTN Liberia
  99. Yvonne Ike || Bank of America Merrill Lynch SSA
  100. Yvonne Manzi Makolo || RwandAir

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