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In a major virtual summit with over 1,000 high level attendees, Africa.com revealed the names of the 50 most senior women in Corporate Africa. The Africa.com Definitive List of Women CEOs is distinguished in that it is data-driven. The researchers started by working with data provided by Bloomberg, and evaluating the over 1,400 companies listed on the 24 African stock exchanges.

The list yielded many more women from South Africa than any other African country, followed by Nigeria and Kenya.  The finance sector had more women CEOs than any other sector, followed closely by technology.  Africa.com Managing Director Laura Joseph said, “FIve companies had more than one woman on the list: Bidvest, Microsoft, Old Mutual, Sonatel, and Sanlam.”

The methodology includes three sections: 1) CEOs of African exchange listed companies with a market cap over $150 million USD; 2) division heads of African exchange listed companies where the division itself would be valued at over $150 million were it standalone; and 3) Africa region heads, or country heads, of globally listed companies with a market cap of over $50 billion.

Africa.com Chair and Executive Editor Teresa Clarke said, “The list has started a movement to give African women something larger to aspire to: running a large, complex business – not just SMEs as is often the focus of women in business.”

Click here (http://bit.ly/3FRe5Ji) to watch a dynamic short video that profiles the women CEOs.

The Africa.com 2021 Definitive List of Women CEOs

Rank

Name

Title

Company

Country

Stock Exchange

Market Cap

1

Natascha Viljoen

CEO

Anglo American Platinum

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$37.6 billion USD

2

Mpumi Madisa

CEO / Executive Director

Bidvest Group

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$3.6 billion USD

3

Lizé Lambrechts

CEO / Executive Director

Santam

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$1.9 billion USD

4

Miriam Olusanya

Managing Director

Guaranty Trust Bank Ltd

Nigeria

Nigeria Stock Exchange

$1.4 billion USD

5

Jane Karuku

Group Managing Director and CEO

East African Breweries Ltd

Kenya

Nairobi Stock Exchange

$1.2 billion USD

6

Helena Conradie

CEO

Satrix 40

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$650 million USD

7

Leila Fourie

CEO

JSE

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$640 million USD

8

Ruth Zaipuna

CEO

NMB Bank

Tanzania

Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange

$505 million USD

9

Nathalie Alquier

CEO

Centrale Danone

Morocco

Casablanca Stock Exchange

$500 million USD

10

Catherine Lesetedi

Group Chief Executive Officer

Botswana Insurance Holdings

Botswana

Botswana Stock Exchange

$445 million USD

11

Mansa Nettey

Chief Executive

Standard Chartered Bank

Ghana

Ghana Stock Exchange

$425 million USD

12

Anne Juuko

CEO

Stanbic Bank Holdings

Uganda

Uganda Securities Exchange

$370 million USD

13

Keabetswe Pheko-Moshagane

Managing Director

Absa Bank Botswana Ltd

Botswana

Botswana Stock Exchange

$346 million USD

14

Jackie van Niekerk

CEO

Attacq Ltd

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$323 million USD

15

Jalila Mezni

CEO

Société d'Articles Hygiéniques LILAS

Tunisia

Bourse de Tunis Stock Exchange

$304 million USD

16

Amelia Beattie

CEO

Liberty Two Degrees

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$281 million USD

17

Mercia Geises

CEO

SBN Holdings Ltd (Standard Bank)

Namibia

Namibian Stock Exchange

$277 million USD

18

Rebecca Miano

Managing Director and CEO

Kenya Electricity Generating

Kenya

Nairobi Stock Exchange

$275 million USD

19

Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun

VP, Managing Director

Oulmes

Morocco

MC/Casablanca Stock Exchange

$230 million USD

20

Diane Karusisi

CEO

BK Group PLC

Rwanda

Rwanda Stock Exchange

$205 million USD

21

Nasim Devji

Group CEO and Managing Director

Diamond Trust Bank

Kenya

Nairobi Stock Exchange

$178 million USD

22

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe

Managing Director and CEO

Fidelity Bank

Nigeria

Nigerian Stock Exchange

$165 million USD

DIVISION HEADS

23

Kanyisa Mkhize

CEO Sanlam Corporate

Sanlam

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$8.6 billion USD

24

Vivien McMenamin

CEO South Africa

Mondi South Africa

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$7.7 billion USD

25

Nevine Wefky

President of Corporate Credit and Investment

Commercial International Bank

Egypt

Egyptian Exchange

$5.7 Billion USD

26

Yolisa Phahle

CEO General Entertainment and Connected Video

The MultiChoice Group

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$3.8 billion USD

27

Kerrin Land

Managing Director, Personal Finance & Wealth Management

Old Mutual

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$3.7 billion USD

28

Prabashini Moodley

Managing Director

Old Mutual Corporate

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$3.7 billion USD

29

Hannah Sadiki

Bidvest Financial Services CEO

Bidvest Financial Services

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$3.6 billion USD

30

Ramatoulaye Diallo Shagaya

Managing Director Orange Finances Mobile Services

Sonatel

Senegal

Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières

$2.2 billion USD

31

Aminata Kane Ndiaye

CEO Orange Sierra Leone

Sonatel

Senegal

Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières

$2.2 billion USD

32

Kerry Cassel

CEO Financial Services Sector

Motus Holdings

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$1.1 billion USD

33

Anet Ahern

CEO PSG Asset Management

PSG Konsult

South Africa

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

$819 million USD

34

Nanees Adel

CSH Managing Director

Cleopatra Hospital

Egypt

Egyptian Exchange

$468 million USD

35

Hélène Echevin

CEO, CIEL Healthcare

CIEL

Mauritius

Stock Exchange of Mauritius

$166 million USD

REGIONAL HEADS

36

Teju Ajani

Managing Director Nigeria

Apple

Nigeria

NASDAQ

$2.1 trillion USD

37

Juliet Ehimuan

Director West Africa

Google

Nigeria

NASDAQ

$2.1 trillion USD

38

Kendi Ntwiga-Nderitu

Country Lead Kenya

Microsoft

Kenya

NASDAQ

$1.9 trillion USD

39

Lillian Barnard

CEO South Africa

Microsoft

South Africa

NASDAQ

$1.9 trillion USD

40

Nunu Ntshingila

Regional Director, Africa

Facebook

South Africa

NASDAQ

$836 billion USD

41

Aida Diarra

Senior Vice President and Head of Sub-Saharan Africa

VISA Inc

South Africa

New York Stock Exchange

$466 billion USD

42

Chantal Umutoni Kagame

CEO

MTN Rwanda

Rwanda

Rwanda Stock Exchange

$361 billion USD

43

Yvonne Ike

Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Bank of America

Nigeria

New York Stock Exchange

$332 billion USD

44

Cathy Smith

MD Sub-Saharan Africa

SAP

South Africa

Frankfurt Stock Exchange

$171 billion USD

45

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu

CEO Nigeria and Ghana

Citibank

Nigeria

New York Stock Exchange

$151 billion USD

46

Mariam Kane-Garcia

CEO South Africa & Executive VP Southern Africa

TotalEnergies

South Africa

Euronext

$122 billion USD

47

Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh

Regional Head North, East. and West Africa

IBM

Ghana

NASDAQ

$119 billion USD

48

Brenda Mbathi

President GE East Africa

General Electra

Kenya

New York Stock Exchange

$111 billion USD

49

Mpumi Zikalala

Managing Director, de Beers Group Managed Operations

De Beers Group

South Africa

De Beers

$61 billion USD

50

Taelo Mojapelo

CEO and Vice President

British Petroleum Southern Africa

South Africa

LSE/London Stock Exchange

$59 billion USD

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Africa.com.

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