We celebrate the enduring legacy of visionaries who have transcended boundaries and redefined the course of history. We are proud to celebrate the legacy of iconic leaders who have shaped the African continent through their unwavering commitments to progress and unity leaving an indelible mark on the course of history.  

Amidst these Trail Blazers is; Mostafa Terrab, a Moroccan businessman and Chief Executive Officer of the Moroccan state owned phosphate mining company and president of the International Fertilizer Organization. 

Embodying the spirit of economic empowerment, Aliko Dangote, one of Africa’s wealthiest persons, has played a pivotal role in shaping the continents economic landscape. Through his entrepreneurial endeavors, he has demonstrated the potential for African business leaders to drive sustainable development and prosperity. 

Jim Ovia, the first president of the Nigerian Internet Group, the founder and chairman of Mankind United to support total education, the founder of Youth Empowerment/ICT foundation which focuses on improving the socioeconomic welfare of Nigerian youths and founder of the renowned Zenith Bank. 

 These leaders among others have proven that Africa is a wellspring of talent innovation and resilience. Their stories inspire us to cultivate leadership that is rooted in service, innovation and unwavering pursuit for a better future for all. 

Below are 100 Iconic leaders across Africa; 

1) Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah;
Missionary zeal for African prosperity

2) Paul Kagame;
Pioneering African politics

3) Oulimata Sarr;
Juggling growth with equality

4) Macky Sall;
Preaching reform from AU chair

5) William Arap Ruto;
The hustler statesman

6) Wamkele Mene;
Running the AfCFTA juggernaut

7) Peter Obi;
Unsettling the balance of power

8) Monde Muyangwa;
Recalibrating US-Africa relations

9) Hakainde Hichilema;
Slaying the corruption dragon

10) Akinwumi Adesina;
Setting the record straight

11) Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin;
Championed ‘loss and damage’ fund

12) Mahamudu Bawumia;
Unleashing tech for development

13) Vera Songwe;
Still focused on delivery

14) Julius Maada Bio;
Elevating education to top priority

15) Olusegun Obasanjo;
Still on the front line

16) Aliko Dangote; CEO of Dangote Group

17) Good luck Jonathan; Nigerian President (2010-2015)

18) Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam; Nigerian Music Artist

19) Sarah Ladipo Manyika; British Writer

20) Francis Kéré;
Designing from the soul

21) Prince Arthur Eze; CEO Atlas Oranto Petroleum

22) Tony Elumelu; Philanthropist and Chair person United Bank for Africa

23) Adjoa Andoh;
Restless and talented – a force of nature

24) Mike Adenuga; CEO Globacom

25) Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli; Emir of Zazzau

26) Jim Ovia; Founder Zenith Bank

27) Adul Samad Rabiu; Nigerian Billionaire business man and philanthropist

28) Barthélémy Togou;
Spotlighting plight of migrants

29) Karabo Poppy Moletsane;
Defining the unique African aesthetic

30) Obinna Iyiegbu; Chairman Cubana Group

31) Bibi Ameenah Firdaus Gurib-Fakim; one time president of Mauritius

32) Herbert Wigwe;
Colossus of African finance and CEO Access Holdings PLC

33) Prof. Patrick L.O. Lumumba; Kenyan Lawyer Professor and Pan African

34) Tosin Eniolorunda;
Ruling agency banking in Nigeria

35) Laureen Kouassi-Olsson;
Scaling African luxury

36) Abebe Selassie;
Keeping cool in the eye of a perfect storm

37) Femi Otedola;
Business mogul with wide appeal

38) Strive Masiyiwa;
Rewiring African development

39) Mostafa Terrab;
Fertilizer baron to the rescue

40) Lindeka Dzedze;
Leading drive for FemFunds

41) Samaila Zubairu;
The solutions champion

42) Chinelo Anohu;
CEO National Pension Commission

43) James Manyika;
Giving Google’s AI a human face

44) Tidjane Thiam;
Ready for the next spring forward?

45) Admassu Tadesse; President Trade and Development Bank

46) Hassanein Hiridjee;
CEO Panafrican Group Axian

47) Karim Beguir;
The artificial intelligence czar

48) Noureddine Tayebi;
Transforming Africa’s tech scene with a Silicon Valley mindset

49) Elon Musk;
President of Musk Foundation

50) George Weah; 25th president of Liberia

51) Hon. Anastancia Ndhlovu; Zimbabwean politician and leader

52) Prof. Adriano Nuvunga;
Indefatigable warrior against corruption

53) Abdel Fattah el-Sisi; President of Egypt

54) Wanjira Mathai;
Carrying the green torch

55) Daniel Mminele;
CEO Absa Group Limited

56) Yaw Bediako;
Tailoring vaccines specifically for Africa

57) Amandla Ooko-Ombaka;
Transforming African agriculture

58) Jean Pierre Okenda;
Resources watchdog

59) Rose M. Mutiso;
Restoring the equilibrium

60) Sikhulile Moyo;
Discovered the Omicron Covid variant

61) Odong Charles Kigundi;
Top teacher

62) Tshilidzi Marwala;
Marshalling AI in life sciences

63) Mo Abudu;
Explosive creative energy, Nigerian media mogul and philanthropist

64) Carlos Lopes;
At the forefront of Africa’s economic policy

65) Zain Verjee;
Crafting and changing narratives

66) Fatmata Binta;
Fulani foodie

67) Dr. Olakunle Soriyan (PK)
Iconoclast. Futurist ForbesBooks Author Thought Leader

68) Claude Grunitzki;
Avatar of African inventiveness

69) Edward Enninful;
Most influential figure in global fashion

70) Nkiru Balonwu;
Mentoring business know-how

71) Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; President of Equatorial Guinea

72) Landry Signé;
Thought leader extraordinaire

73) Karima Rhanem; President of the International Center for Diplomacy

74) Chef Coco Reinarhz;
Michelin Man

75) Sonia Mabrouk;
Ruffling feathers for a living

76) Dambisa Moyo;
Standing orthodoxy on its head

77) Kalada Belema Meshack-Hart, Convener Africa Women Summit

78) Leila Slimani;
The grand lady of letters

79) Cyril Ramaphosa; President of South Africa

80) Nana Akufo-Addo; President of Ghana

81) Adama Barrow; President of the Republic of Gambia

82) Ali Bongo Ondimba; Third President of Gabon

83) Otunba Taiwo Joseph; Activist

84) Mrs Nene C. oluwagbohun

85) João Lourenço; President of Angola

86) Afif Bennani; Renowned Author

87) Farouk Khailann; African Entrepreneur

88) Agnes Kalibata; President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

89) Prince Dr. C. Ekpeh

90) Rear Admiral Sunday Daniel Atakpa; Nigerian Navy Seaman

91) Prince Dr. Chinenye A. Ekpeh

92) Hon. Jeremiah Umaru ACA; House of Reps Member, Federal constituency, Representing Akwanga

93) Dr Charles Ackon; CEO Mangel Klicks

94) Rev. Tom Takpator

95) Nic Rudnick; Deputy CEO of Cassava Technologies

96) Jérôme Hénique; Vice president and CEO of Orange

97) Dr. Dominic Oduro-Antwi; Analytical marketing professional

98) Wiza Jalakasi; International Business Expert

99) Motunrayo Opayinka; Founder womenovate

100) Cosmas Maduka; Nigerian business man and Philanthropist

8 Comments

  1. Congratulations to everyone 🎉🎉🎉
    The little good things you do when no one watches is noticed by God/Allah. My each persons dedicated hard work here travel miles around the globe to touch lives.

  2. Mistaken on number 33, Prof. Patric L.O Lumumba.
    This one is a Kenyan Lawyer Professor and Pan African is. Not same as former P. Lumumba of Kongo!!

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