The 2023 Africa Business Heroes (ABH) top 10 entrepreneurs have been named!
Selected through multiple stages of interviews and evaluations from 27,267 applications across all 54 African nations, the finalists for the award are:
Bola Bardet (Co-Founder & CEO, Susu – Ivory Coast)
Ayman Bazaraa (Co-Founder & CEO, Sprints – Egypt)
Andrew Takyi-Appiah (Founder, Zeepay Ghana Limited – Ghana)
Christina Gyisun (Co-Founder & CEO, Sommalife Limited – Ghana)
Thomas Njeru (Co-Founder & CEO, Pula Advisors Limited – Kenya)
Ismael Belkhayat (Founder & CEO, Chari – Morocco)
Ikpeme Neto (Founder & CEO, Wellahealth Technologies – Nigeria)
Albert Munyabugingo (Co-Founder & CEO, Vuba Vuba Africa – Rwanda)
Nthabiseng Mosia (Co-Founder & CMO, Easy Solar – Sierra Leone)
Theo Baloyi (Founder & CEO, Bathu – South Africa)
Sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, Africa’s Business Heroes directly support talented and promising African entrepreneurs through its Prize competition.
Now in its fifth year, the Prize annually selects 10 “business heroes” from across Africa who compete for their share of USD 1.5 million in grant funding. During the competition, participants also have exclusive access to training, mentoring and learning programmes, as well as to a community of like-minded African business leaders.