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2021 Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa List Announced 

2021 Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa List Announced

Reset Global People in partnership with the SDGS office at the Office of the President of Ghana and Avance Media have announced the second list of the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa for 2021. With the inaugural list announced in 2019, this publication throws the spotlight on African women leading various organizations across the continent.
The list features leading African women CEOs from 21 African countries heading various organizations that continue to excel under their leadership on the continent and beyond. The list is also released ahead of the 2022/23 African Women CEOs Summit to be hosted in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Speaking about the list, Kwame A.A. Opoku, CEO of Reset Global People noted that, “Women are a powerful force for change. They’re one-half of the potential human capital in any economy. More than half a billion women have joined the world’s workforce over the past 30 years; they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force and more than half the world’s university students. In fact, a recent McKinsey Global Institute study found that global GDP could increase by $12 trillion by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The truth is it’s everyone’s issue. From ending extreme poverty to countering violent extremism, we cannot succeed without women and girls and this is why we are excited and privileged to announce the 2021 List. These are extraordinary women who are leading the charge to transform our continent and deserve the spotlight more than any one”
For centuries, African women have been grossly denied leadership positions, a narrative that is steadily changing across the continent. From climbing corporate ladders to running successful businesses, these outstanding women continue to demonstrate great leadership as head of various organizations and companies across the continent.
Speaking on criteria for selection, Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media mentioned the team considered 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 and also highlights profit, impact and sustainability and the overall influence of the individual women over their sector, industry and community as a whole.
The list features some prominent names including Clare Akamanzi, Dr. Rasha Kelej, Owen Omogiafo, Dentaa Amoateng, Tiguidanke Camara and Meta Africa’s head Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke.

Below is the list of 2021 Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa arranged in alphabetical order

Abena Osei-Poku || Absa Bank Ghana
Abimbola Alale (Dr.) || Nigerian Communications Satellite
Abiola Bawuah || United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Adoma Peprah || Visa Ghana
Agnes Kalibata || Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Albertinah Kekana || Royal Bafokeng Holdings Pty Ltd
Alice Kilonzo–Zulu || Ecobank Rwanda
Aminata Kane Ndiaye || Orange Sierra Leone
Amy Jadesimi (Dr) || Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base
Anita Erskine || Anita Erskine Media
Anne Juuko || Stanbic Bank Uganda
Baronice Hans || Bank Windhoek
Bénédicte Janine Kacou Diagou || Groupe NSIA
Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu || soleRebels
Betty Korir || Credit Bank
Bukola Smith || FSDH Merchant Bank
Carole Kariuki || Kenya Private Sector Alliance
Christine Baingana || Urwego Bank
Clare Akamanzi || Rwanda Development Board
Claudia Lumor || Glitz Africa
Dentaa Amoateng || GUBA
Deola Art Alade || Livespot360
Diane Karusisi (Dr) || Bank of Kigali
Dupe Olusola || Transcorp Hotels plc
Eleni Gabre-Madhin (Dr) || blueMoon
Eliane Houphouet-Boigny || MTN Guinea Bissau
Esselina Macome || Financial Sector Deepening Program
Ester Kali || Letshego Namibia
Esther Cobbah || Stratcomm Ghana
Fatima Beyina-Moussa || Equatorial Congo Airlines
Florence Larbi || Zoomlion
Frehiwot Tamru || Ethio telecom
Funke Opeke || MainOne
Funmilayo Omo || Enterprise Life Nigeria
Gifty Anti || GDA Concepts
Gwendoline Abunaw || Ecobank CEMAC
Ibukun Awosika || The Chair Centre Group
Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu || Tony Elumelu Foundation
Ireti Samuel-Ogbu || Citi Nigeria
Jackie Chimhanzi (Dr) || African Leadership Institute
Jasandra Nyker || Nala Renewables
Juliana Rotich || Ushahidi
Juliet Ehimuan || Google Nigeria
Kadijah Amoah || Aker Energy
Kate Fotso || Telcar Cocoa
Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane || Absa Bank Botswana
Kendi Nderitu || Microsoft Kenya
Kim Schoepflin || Kwatani
Kofo Akinkugbe || SecureID
Kosi Yankey-Ayeh || Ghana Entreprise Agency
Leila Fourie || Johannesburg Stock Exchange
Lorato Morapedi || National Development Bank
Lowani Chibesakunda || Citi Zambia
Mansa Nettey || StanChart Ghana
Mariam Kane-Garcia || Total Energies South Africa
Massogbè Touré || SITA
Miriam Olusanya || Guaranty Trust Bank
Mitwa Kaemba Ng’ambi || MTN Rwanda
Mizinga Melu || Absa Bank Zambia
Mo Abudu || Ebonylife Group
Monica Musonda || Java Foods Limited
Nabou Fall || Vizeo
Nadine Tinen Tchangou || PwC in Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa
Naike Moshi || Women in Management Africa
Nancy Matimu || MultiChoice Kenya
Nancy Muhoya Ng’ang’a || EY East Africa
Nasim Devji || Diamond Trust Bank Group
Nathalie Munyampenda || Kepler
Nezha Hayat || Autorité Marocaine du Marché des Capitaux
Ngalula Sandrine Mubenga || Electric Regulatory Agency
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe || Fidelity Bank Nigeria
Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke || Meta Africa
Ola Brown || Flying Doctors
Oluwatomi Somefun || Unity Bank Nigeria
Owen Omogiafo || Transcorp Plc
Patience Akyianu || Hollard Ghana
Patience Mutesi || TradeMark East Africa
Patricia Obo-Nai || Vodafone Ghana
Philisiwe Mthethwa || National Empowerment Fund
Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa || Shanduka Group
Racheal Njoroge || Cummins Southern Africa
Rasha Kelej (Dr.) || Merck Foundation
Rebecca Enonchong || Apps Tech
Rebecca Mbithi || Family Bank
Rebecca Miano || KenGen
Reni Folawiyo || Alara
Roberta Annan || Annan Capital Partners
Sarah Arapta || Citibank Uganda
Sherin Naiken || Seychelles Tourism Board
Shirley Machaba || PWC Southern Africa
Sola David-Borha || Standard Bank Africa
Susan M. Mulikita || Liquid Telecoms Zambia
Taelo Mojapelo || BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd
Tara Fela-Durotoye || House of Tara
Teju Ajani || Apple Nigeria
Temie Giwa Tubosun || LifeBank
Tiguidanke Camara || Tigui Mining Group
Toyin Oluwatoyin Sanni || Emerging Africa Group
Uche Ofodile || MTN Benin
Yvonne Manzi Makolo || RwandAir

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