Last night,Sim Shagaya, CEO of Konga.com was recognized for his efforts in building online shopping in Nigeria.
Shagaya 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