Strive Masiyiwa, Zimbabwe’s top entrepreneur and philanthropist, known mostly founding the country’s largest telecommunications company, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe, was honoured with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
He received the hour at the just ended African Business Awards 2015, held in held on the 24th of September at the New York, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.
Masiyiwa was recognised for his business success as well as being one of Africa’s most generous humanitarians having used his vast wealth to provide scholarships to over 100,000 young Africans over the past 20 years through his family foundation called the Higher Life Foundation.
Other African business leaders that were honoured with awards include;
- Daphne Mashile Nkosi, Most Outstanding Woman in Business award. She is the Executive Chairperson, Kalagadi Manganese in South Africa.
- Helen Hai, African Business Icon Award. She is the CEO of Made in Africa Initiative. She has set up a Huajian Shoe Factory in Ethiopia and a garment factory in Rwanda.
- Mohammed Dewji, winner of Business Leader of the Year Award. He is CEO of Tanzanian-based Mohammed Enterprise a business he took over from his father.
Dangote Cement received the award for the 2015 African Business of the Year .
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