Sarah Arapta,first woman elected chairperson of Uganda Bankers’ Association

Currently Chief Executive Officer of Citibank Uganda, she becomes the first female chairperson of the Association, taking over from Mr. Mathias Katamba who served for two years (2020 and 2021). She begins her tenure this May 2022. Sarah Arapta has been elected during the annual general meeting of the association held on Friday, 13th May […]

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Mesfin Tasew Bekele appointed Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group

The Board of Management of Ethiopian Airlines Group has announced the appointment of Mr. Mesfin Tasew Bekele, as Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines Group, effective March 23, 2022. Mr Mesfin has been a successor to the former CEO of the Airline group, Tewolde GebreMariam whose early retirement request due to health issues has been […]

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Anne Muraya appointed Deloitte East Africa’s CEO-Elect

Deloitte East Africa has announced, on February 14, Anne Muraya as the incoming Deloitte East Africa CEO effective 1 June 2022. Anne Muraya will be the first female CEO for Deloitte East Africa. Anne Mutaya succeeds Joe Eshun, who has been appointed as the Deloitte Africa Managing Director for Businesses, where he will be overseeing […]

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Forbes 2022 List: Portraits of the 18 richest men in Africa

Forbes magazine recently published its list of the richest men in Africa in 2022. For the 11th consecutive year, Nigeria’s Alike Dangote is the richest person on the continent, with an estimated fortune of $13.9 billion. Forbes list, says the magazine, tracks the wealth of African billionaires who reside in Africa or have their primary […]

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Strive Masiyiwa and Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik join the Gates Foundation Board of Trustees

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on January 26, the appointment of a board of trustees, with Strive Masiyiwa, Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Thomas J. Tierney, and Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman joining co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates as members. The board members will work alongside Gates and French Gates, bringing independent […]

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Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria reappointed as UN Deputy Secretary-General

UN Secretary-General António Guterres made official on Monday 10 January his announcement that Nigerian Amina J. Mohammed will continue to serve as Deputy Secretary-General in her second term.  Amina J. Mohammed is Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations since january 2017, and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group. By delegating development coordination to […]

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Aisha Ahmad Appointed Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc.

The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Aisha Ahmad, has been appointed Chairperson of the reconstituted Board of Directors of the Nigeria Commodity Exchange Plc (NCX), at the inaugural meeting of the Board, held on January 4, 2022. Aisha Ahmad was appointed alongside two other central bank directors to the NCX board. […]

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Zimbabwean Tavaziva Madzinga appointed CEO of South African Santam Group

The Board of Directors of Santam Limited announced on Wednesday, December 1, the appointment of Tavaziva (‘Tava’) Madzinga to succeed Lizé Lambrechts as CEO of Santam Group, effective July 1, 2022. He will be appointed as an executive member of the Board of Directors of Santam, effective April 1, 2022. Santam is one of South […]

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President Biden appoints Enoh T. Ebong as USTDA Director

A native of Nigeria, she was confirmed to this position on Thurday, October 21, by President Joe Biden,after serving as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Director since February 2. The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority development projects in emerging […]

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Delphine Traoré appointed CEO of Allianz Africa

Delphine Traoré, member of the Executive Committee and Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Allianz Africa, will succeed Coenraad Vrolijk as Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Allianz Africa, in addition to her current responsibilities, effective November 1, 2021. Allianz is Europe’s leading insurance company and the world’s fourth largest asset manager. Allianz Africa currently operates […]

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Henri-Max Ndong-Nzue, new Vice President Africa of Total Energies/Exploration-Production

A native of Gabon who was appointed to the position on September 8, Henri-Max Ndong Nzue served as secretary general and director of the Americas for “Total Marketing and Services,” after serving as managing director of Total Gabon from 2015 to 2019. Henri-Max Ndong Nzue is the very first African to head Total Energies’ exploration […]

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