LONDON and PARIS, October 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The world renowned Institut Choiseul for international politics and geo-economics based in Paris, France, has released its latest ranking of the top 100 young economic leaders of Africa. The 2015 list ranks Igho Sanomi, the Founder and CEO of Taleveras, at the top of the Choiseul 100 Africa 2015: Economic Leaders for Tomorrow.
Mr. Sanomi was the first recipient of this accolade in the inaugural report which was published in 2014.
This annual independent study, which is in its second year, ranks the young African leaders of 40 years old and below, who will play a major role in economic development in the African continent in the near future. The Choiseul 100 is a result of work which was conducted over several months. Many experts and specialists on the continent participated in the research in order to achieve this ambitious and unique study to identify the African leaders for tomorrow.
Eligible laureates had to hold the nationality of one of the 54 African states, be 40 years old or below on the 1st of January 2015 and be an active contributor to the economic development of Africa. Several weighted selection criteria were taken into account and the total scores obtained in the different categories determined the position of each laureate in the final ranking.
The Top Ten: Choiseul 100: African Leaders for Tomorrow
1. Igho Sanomi, CEO, Taleveras, Nigeria
2. Mohammed Dewji, CEO, MeTL, Tanzania
3. Hisham El Khazindar, CEO, Qalaa Holding, Egypt
4. Mehdi Tazi, CEO, Saham Assurance Morocco, Morocco
5. Hassanein Hiridjee, President, DTS-MOOV Madagascar, Madagascar
6. Nomkhita Nqweni, CEO, ABSA Capital, South Africa
7. Ken Etete, CEO, Century Group, Nigeria
8. Paul-Harry Aithnard, Head of Securities & Asset Management, Ecobank Group, Togo
9. Marieme Jamme, CEO, SpotOne, Senegal
10. Sébastien Kadio-Morokro, CEO, Petro Ivoire, Ivory Coast
To consult the full 2015 ranking, please click here .
The Choiseul 100 Africa Meeting will be taking place in Marrakech (Morocco) on Thursday, November 26th 2015.
Dr. Pascal Lorot, President, Institut Choiseul, said:
"Igho Sanomi has been selected due to his exceptional professional path, his energy and his contribution to the rise of Africa as a major economical player, and we want to sincerely congratulate him.
"Capital flows to Africa thus reached 80 billion US dollars in 2014. It should rise up to 100 billion in 2015. This tremendous dynamic is linked to the emergence of a young economic leading class, well trained, with an open outlook, connected to global economic and information flows generated by globalization. Those young leaders are shaping a modern African economy, open to the world, with new opportunities flourishing everywhere these days.
"Those young leaders are carrying the future of their continent. They send a great message of hope. Africa has taken a successful start indeed; it is willing to be part of global growth and activity! This is the very reality the Choiseul 100 Africa intends to promote. As a unique ranking of young African economic leaders under forty years old and below, the study intends to highlights these women and men who build today's Africa and prepare the one of tomorrow. By honoring them, by presenting them to the world, the way Africa is perceived is changing, it's becoming more positive and more accurate to what the continent is really today: a land full of future promise for humanity's history."
Mr Sanomi, the top Choiseul 100 Africa 2015: Economic Leader for Tomorrow, said:
"I am delighted to receive this recognition for the work that I have been undertaking in Africa. And to receive this recognition, for the second year in a row, I am deeply honored.
It is humbling for me to be recognized by the Institut Choiseul, who have for years anticipated great changes, emerging opportunities and talents, to fertilize strategic thinking and discuss governance issues around the world.
I, like the other laureates who have been recognized for their contributions, take my responsibility for the advancement of Africa seriously and I will continue to work to this end."
Established in 2004, Taleveras is an international organization with offices in London, Geneva, Abuja, Lagos, Abidjan, Cape Town and Dubai, offering strategic solutions in energy and power. Energy activities are centered on the physical sourcing and marketing of oil on a worldwide scale. Taleveras also pursues upstream activities with a major focus on acquiring drilling rights for viable, proven oil reserves.
Taleveras has developed a name for itself as a first class power services provider. This is delivered by both the group and its subsidiaries and has encompassed significant numbers of power distribution and transmission projects that showcase our extensive experience.
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