Khoja African Billionaire awarded as the “CEO of the Year”


African Khoja and billionaire business tycoon Mr Hassanein Hiridjee has been awarded as the “CEO of the Year” by the African CEO Forum Awards.

Mr Hassanein Hirdjee is a well-known African billionaire and CEO of the Axian Group, a conglomerate based in Madagascar.

The CEO of the Year Award

The “CEO of the Year” award is bestowed to the winner by a cross-disciplinary panel of 5 jurists. The award recognises an African CEO for their exceptional achievements throughout the previous year, in this case, throughout 2021. The criterion for the nominee is to stand out among their peers due to their extraordinary leadership in growing their company’s activities and through a significant accomplishment.

The Awards Ceremony took place during the AFRICA CEO Forum Annual Summit gala dinner on 13 June 2022, in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), where Mr Hassanein Hiridjee was awarded the title of “CEO of the Year” for his exceptional achievements as the CEO of Axian Group.

What is the Axian Group?

Axian is a pan-African group that operates in 5 industries with high growth potential, like real estate, telecoms, finance, energy and open innovation. Axian operates in 6 countries across mainland Africa and the Indian Ocean and acts in furtherance of social and economic growth in all markets where the group has a foothold.

What is the Africa CEO Forum Awards?

Founded in 2012, the AFRICA CEO Forum is the largest annual gathering of the African private sector. It is a gathering of decision-makers from the largest African companies, as well as international investors, multinational executives, heads of state, ministers, and representatives of the main financial institutions operating on the continent.

Every year, the AFRICA CEO Forum Awards recognises the companies and investors that have shaped the year in Africa during the AFRICA CEO Forum Gala Dinner, awarding the winners titles from 5 categories. More than 250 companies, investors and CEOs have been nominated over the last eight years, embodying the vitality of Africa’s economy.

The Khoja News team congratulates Mr Hassanein Hiridjee on this phenomenal achievement and pray to Allah (swt) to grant him success in all his endeavours, ameen.