Forbes Africa has named the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, 2019 African of the Year.
Adesina took to his social media page to celebrate his award as ‘African of the Year’ for 2019 by Forbes Africa, a prominent business magazine.
The magazine, on Thursday, announced the winners of its All African Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) for 2019 edition.
“#AABLA2019: The All Africa ‘African Of The Year’ winner in the 2019 @AABLAwards in Partnership with @cnbcafrica – presented by The Radisson Group is Akinwumi Adesina @akin_adesina, President, @AfDB_Group,” Forbes Africa wrote.
In a series of posts on Twitter, Adesina also expressed his excitement at clinching the coveted award.
“I am humbled and greatly honoured to be named African of the Year by Forbes Africa,” he wrote.
I am humbled and greatly honored to be named African of the Year by Forbes Africa. pic.twitter.com/dKpRbSj97O
— Akinwumi A. Adesina (@akin_adesina) December 5, 2019