Business Insider Africa and the Africa Collective initiative it supports present the Top 10 African business leaders in the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2023.This list is based on the Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2023, which features young trendsetters from all life works.The Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2023 was aptly dubbed Tomorrow’s Titans.
Forbes Africa 30 under 30 is a list compiled by Forbes Africa that recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of the continent’s most promising young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game-changers under the age of 30. The list features individuals from various fields, including technology, media, entertainment, finance, and sports.
Forbes Africa 30 under 30 was launched in 2014 and has since become a platform for young Africans to showcase their exceptional skills, talents, and accomplishments. The list is compiled by a panel of judges who assess candidates based on their achievements, innovation, and potential to impact the African continent positively.
The list includes individuals from various countries, highlighting Africa’s rich cultural and entrepreneurial diversity. The list is also gender-inclusive, with male and female entrepreneurs recognized for their achievements.
The Forbes Africa 30 under 30 list has become one of the most prestigious lists in Africa, with many young people aspiring to be included in it, and this year, that aspiration has turned into reality for a few trendsetting Africans.
The Forbes Africa 30 under 30 class of 2023 was aptly dubbed Tomorrow’s Titans. To come up with the list Forbes considered the following criteria, innovation, scalability, social effect, and benefit to the development of Africa.
The final 30 honorees were chosen from a group of more than 1000 candidates, including past entrants. Below are 15 of the entrepreneurs amongst athletes, entertainers, and other industry leaders that made it to the list.
NameAgeCountryBusinessIndustryYvette Ishimwe25RwandaFounder and CEO, Iriba Water GroupWater SolutionsDr. Wedu Tose Somolekae,29BotswanaFounder, Medi-Glow AestheticsAesthetic medicineDr Olivier Uwishema29RwandaFounder, Oli Health Magazine Organization (OHMO)Medicine/ResearchHansel Ndu Okeke28NigeriaCo-founder and CEO, Weevil CompanyTechnologyOluwabusayo Victoria Abiri29NigeriaFounder and CEO, Koko By KhloeBeauty and SkincareGermain Ndu-Okeke24NigeriaCo-founder and Chief Operation Officer, Weevil CompanyTechnologyJacques Jordaan27South AfricaCo-founder and Director, SpecnoEntrepreneur/TechnologyBlessing Joel Abeng28NigeriaCo-founder and Director of Communications, Ingressive For GoodBranding and CommunicationsCody Gordon26South AfricaCo-founder and CEO, CG Technology Group (be frank, Constructive Candor and It’sOk)Mental Health TechnologyJessica Mshama27TanzaniaFounder and CEO, Nakua Na Taifa Langu, Director of Assumpter Digital SchoolsEntrepreneur/Social ImpactSharva Hassamal29MauritiusFounder, Portage LabsInformation TechnologyMhlengi Mluleki Ngcobo28South AfricaFounder and CEO, CoffeeMMAgricultureCheslin Denman29South AfricaManaging Director and Co-Founder, Trustlink Africa HubFintechAlessandrio Bergman29South AfricaFounder, SYNC Model ManagementFashion and MarketingMutethia Mbaabu29KenyaCo-founder and CEO, MarketForceE-Commerce
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