Press Release

Mrs Rawya Mansour Nominated for African Female Leader of the Year 2019 Award


The board and management of African Leadership Magazine UK has confirmed the nomination of Mrs Rawya Mansour for the African Female Leader of the Year 2019 Award.

Mrs Mansour was nominated by Africans, particularly Egyptians, via a call for nomination distributed by media partners of African Leadership from across the continent. This nomination is consistent with African Leadership’s overriding objective of promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and development in Africa.

In making the submissions for Mrs Mansour’s nomination, the parties highlighted the impact of her company, RAMSCO Trade & Distribution, towards reducing unemployment and creating opportunities for millions of Africans. In their words, “RAMSCO is contributing towards solving Africa’s biggest problem, which is unemployment.” The board also observed Mrs Mansour’s commitment to promoting local content and showing the world that good things can come from the continent. While the direct jobs have been clearly stated, the indirect jobs that have been created by RAMSCO can only be better appreciated in the retelling.

This year, African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year will have an overriding focus on jobs and wealth creation. With Africa’s population tipped to double by the year 2050, and unemployment at the centre of the problems confronting the continent, job and wealth creators deserve to be crowned the kings and queens of the continent.

In selecting Mrs Mansour as a nominee for this prestigious award, the board also placed a very high premium on her commitment to a private-sector-led development in the continent. Mrs Mansour has therefore become and inspiration for women across Africa and other developing nations.

This selection is in celebration of Mrs Mansour’s outstanding contributions towards placing Africa on the global map and changing the narrative in the year 2019. The Presentation ceremony is billed to be held on the 28 February 2020, in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year is an annual award reserved for distinguished Africans, who are considered to have blazed the trail in the year under review. A shortlist of nominees is selected via a call for nomination, which is then subjected to a voting process to select one winner from each of the seven categories.

You can vote for Mrs Mansour and find further information on the African Leadership Magazine website.

Voting closes on the 10th December 2019, by midnight Central African Time.