GLOBAL: Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore has been named 2016 International Business Leader of the Year at the 9th annual Africa Investors (Ai) CEO Investment Summit in New York.
Collymore was feted alongside three other prolific business leaders for their contributions to investments and stimulating investorappetite in Africa. His win represents Safaricom’s market innovations and their transformational, socio-economic impact on all segments of society.
Nigeria’s visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Elumelu was honoured as Africa Investor Person of the Year while Daniel Matjila, the CEO of South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation was recognised as the African Institutional Investment Personality of the Year.
The New York State Common Retirement Fund chief investment officer Vicki Fuller was honoured as Ai Global Institutional Investment Personality of the Year. The business leaders were honoured at an African Heads of State Luncheon hosted by Africa investor (Ai) in partnership with NASDAQ, the American Stock Exchange in New York on the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly meetings.