It was a night of smiles as the CEO of Konga (Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall), Sim Shagaya was recognized for his efforts in online shopping in Nigeria as he won the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 Award in the CNBC/All Africa Business Leaders Award in West Africa.
The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leader Awards is aimed at celebrating the efforts of bold individuals/African game changers who have shaped business on the continent in 2013.
While receiving the award, Sim Shagaya dedicated it to the team and investors of Konga, describing it as a salute to Konga’s audaciousness, tenacity and innovativeness in online shopping in Nigeria.
The full list of finalists for each category in West Africa was;
Business Leader of the Year
Jean-Louis Ekra – President and Chairman, African Export-Import Bank
Segun Agbaje – Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
Andrew Alli – Africa Finance Corporation President and CEO
Business Woman of the Year 2013
Arunma Oteh – Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria
Biola Adekanbi-Alabi – Managing Director, M-Net Africa Managing Director
Sola David-Borha – Chief Executive: Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC
Entrepreneur of the Year 2013
Fabrice Sawegnon – Voodoo Group, CEO
Tayo Oviosu – Paga Founder, CEO
Sim Shagaya – Konga.com Founder, CEO
Young Business Leader of the Year 2013
Obinna Ralph Ekezie – Wakanow.com Limited, Founder and Managing Director
Jason Njoku – iROKO Partners, CEO and Co-Founder