ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia’s Finance Minister Ahmed Shide has received the 2020 award for the African Finance Minister of the Year on Wednesday,
The Minister received the award during a virtual ceremony at the 5th US-Africa Investment Forum and Policy Dialogue 2020, according to his office.
The award recognizes Ahmed’s “outstanding achievements in Africa’s business landscape and contributions to Africa’s economic development and post-covid recovery”.
The editorial board of the African Leadership Magazine, organizer of the annual, award unveiled a total of 17 winners in 17 categories late August.
The winners – including Ahmed Shide – were unveiled by the Publisher of the Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami, at the UK Head Office of the group after the editorial board reviewed the collated online and offline votes.
Apart from the best finance minister, the magazine has also awarded other winners in different categories that include African Inspirational Business Leadership, African Business Leader of the Year, Central Bank Governor of the Year, OVID-19 Response Business Hero, and African Female Business Leader of the Year and Young Business Leader of the Year Categories.
“Our winners and all the nominees truly deserve to be recognized for the outstanding work they have done over the last year, and they continue to do for the development of our continent,” said Dr. Ken while unveiling the list of winners in mid August.