The Corporate Council on Africa to Award Four 'African Business Leader of the Year', Foreign Minister Benjamin of South Sudan, to Speak on Dec 12

9 December 2013
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Corporate Council on Africa (Washington, DC)
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The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) will award four exceptional African business leaders with the 'African Business Leader of the Year' award on Thursday, December 12 at 7:00 pm at The Willard InterContinental Hotel in Washington, DC. A Celebration of Excellence in U.S.-Africa Business Relations, CCA's 2nd annual reception and awards dinner, will also feature Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, Minister of Foreign Affairs for South Sudan, as the keynote speaker.

"As an organization dedicated to promoting U.S.-Africa business relations, CCA's awards dinner is a very special event that allows us to recognize our valued members, distinguished awardees and honored guests for their tireless efforts to promote U.S. private sector investment in Africa," says Stephen Hayes, President and CEO of The Corporate Council on Africa. "The dinner shines a spotlight on the outstanding private-sector leadership advancing economic growth and development on the continent."

This year's awardees include:

  • Gervais Koffi Djondo, Chairman of ASKY Airlines (Togo);
  • Meck Khalfan, CEO and co-founder of Puku, LLC (New York/Tanzania);
  • Dr. Gachao Kiuna, PhD, CEO of Trans-Century Limited (Kenya); and
  • Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, Executive Chairperson of United Africa Group (Namibia).

Representing the airline, energy, finance, infrastructure and mobile technology industries, these dynamic executives are also engaged community champions while leading multi-million dollar companies.

In addition to honoring awardees and hearing from South Sudan's Foreign Minister, Dr. Barnaba Marial Benjamin, at the awards dinner, CCA will pay special tribute to the organization's 20th Anniversary. Founded in 1993, CCA has raised the profile of Africa's emerging markets among U.S. businesses and helped more than 500 companies and thousands of business leaders trade with and invest in Africa. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

About The Corporate Council on Africa:

The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) is a nonprofit, membership-based organization established in 1993 to promote business and investment between the United States and the nations of Africa. CCA is the premier American organization devoted to U.S.-Africa business relations and includes as members more than 160 companies, which represent nearly 85 percent of total U.S. private sector investments in Africa.

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