Africa’s Business Heroes Prize competition announces 2023 winners and celebrates five years of entrepreneurial excellence

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Africa’s Business Heroes Prize competition announces 2023 winners and celebrates five years of entrepreneurial excellence

NORTHAMPTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / December 1, 2023 / Alibaba Group
Originally published by APO Group on behalf of Africa’s Business Heroes

Entrepreneurs from Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt were among the top three at the end of the final pitch session of the Grand Finale; ABH (www.AfricaBusinessHeroes.org) grant recipients contribute to the creation of more than 123,000 direct and indirect jobs through their entrepreneurial efforts.

The Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) Award competition, a philanthropic initiative sponsored by the Jack Ma Foundation and Alibaba Philanthropy, has nominated Dr. Ikpeme Neto from Nigeria; Thomas Njeru from Kenya and Ayman Bazaraa from Egypt are the first, second and third winners of this year’s competition respectively. The announcement took place during an augmented reality grand finale held in Kigali, Rwanda, which also captivated a global audience through a live broadcast.

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From left to right: Ibukun Awosika, ABH Grand Finals judge, founder of Chair Center Group; Thomas Njeru, ABH 2023 Second Prize Winner, CEO and Co-Founder of Pula Advisors Limited; ABH Grand Finale Judge Joe Tsai, Chairman of Alibaba Group; ABH 2023 First Prize Winner, Dr. Ikpeme Neto, CEO and Founder of Wellahealth Technologies; Ayman Bazaraa, ABH 2023 Third Prize Winner, CEO and Co-Founder of Sprints; ABH Grand Finale Judge, Dr. Diane Karusisi, CEO of Bank of Kigali. Image courtesy of APO Group

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