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Interswitch CEO Clinches CNBC Business Leaders’ award

By on August 23, 2012

Mitchell Elegbe (r), Interswitch CEO

The All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) has awarded the Managing Director of Interswitch, Mitchell Elegbe, the 2012 West Africa Business Leader of the Year.

The AABLA, an initiative of CNBC Africa serves as a platform to discover business leaders that are creating a culture of entrepreneurship, developing best practices and carving powerful and sustainable business models in the Nigerian and global economy.

To emerge winner of the coveted awards, leaders from various industries submitted names of nominees, who were then shortlisted by a judging panel that comprised Atedo Peterside, chairman, ANAP Foundation, Bismarck Rewane, CEO, Financial Derivatives Company and Frank Nweke Jnr, DG, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG).

According to the organisers, to emerge winner in the West Africa Business Leader of the Year category, the candidate would have exemplified the following qualities, outstanding leadership in business, achieved positive financial results, increased shareholder value, provided sound management, proven corporate governance, demonstrated innovation, demonstrated best business practices and accountability, integrity and vision.

Other winners and categories were West Africa Business Woman of the Year, Ms. Funke Opeke, MD, MainOne Cable, West Africa Entrepreneur of the Year, Mr. Ernest Nnaemeka Azudialu, MD, Nestoil, Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Tayo Adenirokun, former MD, GTBank and West Africa Young Business Leader of the Year, Mr. Elikem Nutifafa Kuenyehia (Oxford & Beaumont).