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Dangote, Elumelu, Others Nominated For Forbes Africa Person Award

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 24, (THEWILL) – Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote Group, former Managing Director, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu and three other individuals, have been nominated for the 2012 edition of the Forbes Africa Person of the year award.

The three others are; Joyce Banda, President of Malawi, Dr. James Mwangi, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director Equity Bank Limited, Kenya and Stephen Saad, Co-founder, Aspen Pharmacare.

Dangote, Elumelu and the others were nominated by readers because of their impact on African business in the past year, a statement by Forbes Africa read.

“Aliko Dangote and Tony Elumelu are the only two Nigerians who made the final five. Dangote who is still Africa’s richest man with more than $11.2 billion was also nominated last year before the award was won by fellow country man and Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who did not make the final cut this year,” the magazine maintained.

The magazine said the Forbes Africa Person of the Year award would go to the individual who has had the most influence on events of the year gone by, adding that with the release of the final shortlist, voting has already begun on the magazine’s website and would close on Thursday, November 1, 2012, and the Forbes Africa Person of the Year would be revealed in an event scheduled to take place in Nigeria.