“African Awards for Entrepreneurship"


ALN has hosted the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship (AAE) since 2012. AAE was established in 2007 by the Legatum Group to recognise business leaders who demonstrate innovation, profitability and business excellence, while serving as role models to inspire Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

Over the past decade, AAE has attracted over 7,000 applications and awarded prizes worth over $1.8million to distinguished entrepreneurs in four business categories of Transformational, Mature Business, Growing Business and Social Impact.

ALN creates and strengthens relationships between AAE winners and other ALN members, encouraging and supporting intra-African trade, investment and collaboration.

Lifetime Achievement

senior African business leader who has served as an entrepreneurial icon for several decades

Past Winners
Gervais Djondo
Ecobank, Togo
Richard Maponya
Maponya Mall, South Africa

Transformational Business

Businesses with revenues exceeding USD 50 million

Past Winners

Outstanding Mature Business

businesses with revenues between USD 5 million and 50 million

Past Winners

Outstanding Growing Business

businesses with revenues between USD 500,000 and 5 million

Past Winners

Outstanding Social Entrepreneur

an organization with revenues between USD 150,000 and 2.5 million that is addressing a social problem for communities in Africa

Past Winners