IGP Dr Dampare, Aps Eric Nyamekye, Mensa Otabil make 2024 100 Most Reputable Africans List

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Reputation Poll International (RPI), a leading reputation management and public relations consultancy firm has announced the 2024 list of its annual publication of 100 Most Reputable Africans which recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to their respective fields and have built a strong reputation.
The list features prominent Ghanaians such as the Inspector General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, The Church of Pentecost Chairman, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Cardinal Peter Turkson and ICGC General Overseer Dr Mensa Otabil.
Other Ghanaians on the list are Fred Swaniker, Roberta Annan, Dr Sangu Delle, Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, Hon Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku and HRM Drolor Bosso Adamtey.
This year’s list features a diverse group of individuals from various sectors, including politics, business, entertainment, and human rights advocacy. Some of the notable names listed in the business category include Nigeria’s Femi Otedola; Sudanese-British billionaire businessman Mo Ibrahim and Zimbabwe’s Kenneth Sharpe. Mahmood Mamdani; Chancellor at Kampala International University; Tanzanian’s biodiversity leader Elizabeth Maruma Mrema Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); Liberia’s Former president Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
In addition to the individuals recognised on Reputation Poll International’s “100 Most Reputable Africans” list for their various achievements, there are also those who are celebrated for their contributions to social impact and social entrepreneurship, helping to transform businesses in Africa and positively impacting lives without causing controversy.
Beninese Singer & songwriter Angelique Kidjo and Danai Jekesai Zimbabwean-American Actress were featured in the entertainment category.
All things considered, the list of the 100 Most Reputable Africans is evidence of the tenacity and resiliency of the African continent. It draws attention to the accomplishments of people who are trying to change the world and make a better life for others. The list serves as a source of inspiration for all Africans and a reminder of the numerous gifted and accomplished people changing the globe.
Below is the list of the 100 Most Reputable Africans in 2024.
1. Angelique Kidjo || Singer & Songwriter and actress
2. Abderrahmane Sissako || Mauritanian-born Malian film director and producer
3. Abshir Aden Ferro || Somalian politician
4. Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu (CFR CON) || Business man and philanthropist
5. Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf || Somalia Judge and Attorney
6. Abdulrazak Gurnah || Tanzanian-British novelist and academic
7. Agnes Matilda Kalibata || President of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
8. Alek Wek || South Sudanese-British model and designer
9. Ann Peacock
10. Armstrong Ume Takakang (Dr) || CEO, Nigeria’s Ministry of Finance Incorporated (MOFI)
11. Berhane Asfaw || Ethiopian Palaeontologist
12. Bience Philomina Gawanas || Namibian lawyer
13. Catherine Uju Ifejika || Lawyer and legal expert
14. Claude Joséphine Rose Cardinal || Italian Actress
15. Constance Connie Ferguson || Filmmaker, businesswoman
16. Cynthia Davies CBE || CEO of the Diversifying Group
17. Danai Jekesai || Actress
18. Daniël Christiaan de Wet Swanepoel || South-African professor
19. David Moinina Sengeh || Sierra-Leone Politician
20. Debra Mallowah || Vice president for Coca- Cola’s East and Central African franchise
21. Diébédo Francis Kéré || Architect
22. Dr. Denis Mukwege || Pentecostal pastor and Congolese Gynaecologist
23. Drolor Bosso Adamtey (HRM) || Suapolor, Se (Shai) Traditional Area
24. Ebenezer Bonyah || Associate Professor
25. Elizabeth Maruma Mrema || Biodiversity leader and lawyer
26. Apostle Eric Nyamekye || Chairman of the Church of Pentecost
27. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf || Former president of Liberia
28. Emmanuel Mark Kembe || South Sudan Musician
29. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah || Ghanaian Plant geneticist
30. Euvin Naidoo || South African Banking Executive
31. Femi Otedola || Nigerian Businessman and Philanthropist
32. Folorunsho Alakija || Nigerian Businessman
33. Fransisco Aupa Indongo || Namibian Business man and politician
34. Fred Swaniker || Entrepreneur
35. Gabriel Aduda || Permanent Secretary Ministry of Petroleum Resources Nigeria
36. Gebisa Ejeta ||Ethiopian American plant breeder, geneticist and Professor
37. Dr. George Akuffo Dampare || Inspector General of Police, Ghana
38. Gideon Boko Duma || Motswana Politician
39. Gilbert Houngbo || Togolese politician and diplomat
40. Ibukun Awosika || Chairperson, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited
41. Isatou Ceesay || Gambian activist and social entrepreneur
42. Jeanette Marais || CEO, Momentum Investment
43. Jahman Oladejo Anikulapo || Nigerian Journalist
44. Jean-Jacques Muyembe-Tamfum || Congolese Microbiologist
45. Jimmy Volmink || Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University
46. Joseph Nyumah Boakai || President of Liberia
47. Juldeh Camara || Musician
48. Julian Kyula || Co-Founder, Board Member, and Group CEO, MoDe
49. Jumoke Oduwole || Special Adviser to the President of Nigeria on Ease of Doing Business in the Office of the Vice President
50. Kandeh Kolleh Yumkellah || Sierra Leonean agricultural economist, politician
51. Kennedy Odede || CEO, Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO)
52. Kenneth Sharpe || Zimbabwean businessman, philanthropist
53. Khairy Beshara || Egyptian film director
54. Ladisias Prosper Agbesi || CEO, Lash Group
55. Leymah Roberta Gbowee || Liberian peace activist
56. Mahmood Mamdani || Ugandan Scholar
57. Manuel Lopes Andrade (Tcheka) || Cape Verdean singer, songwriter and guitarist
58. Masenate Mohato Seeiso (HRM) || Queen of Lesotho
59. Maud Chifamba || Academician
60. Mensa Otabil (Dr) || Ghanaian Pastor and Motivational Speaker
61. Mike Jocktane || Politician and Pastor of Gabonese Protestants
62. Mo Ibrahim || Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
63. Modupe Adefeso-Olateju || Organizational Leader and Policy Expert
64. Mogoeng Mogoeng || South African Jurist
65. Mohamed Hag Ali Hag el Hassan || Sudanese-Italian mathematician and physicist
66. Mohamed Osman Baloola || Sudanese scientist and inventor
67. Monique Nsanzabaganwa (Dr) || Deputy Chairperson, African Union Commission
68. Muhammed Bulama (Dr) || Deputy Director, Multi-Media of the APC Presidential Campaign for the 2023 presidential elections
69. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah || Namibian politician
70. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Dr) || Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
71. Nnenna Oti (Prof) || Vice-Chancellor of Federal University of Technology Owerri.
72. Nuhu Ribadu mni || Nigerian politician and retired police officer
73. Okello Oculi || Ugandan Novelist, Poet
74. Ory Okolloh || Blogger, Lawyer, and Activist
75. Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires || Cape Verdean politician
76. Enenche Paul (DR) || Medical Doctor, Televangelist
77. Peter Turkson (His Eminence) || Ghanaian Prelate, cardinal of catholic church
78. Polycarp Pengo (His Eminence) || Tanzanian Prelate, Cardinal of catholic church
79. Rachid Yazami || Moroccan Scientist, engineer and Inventor
80. Dr. Rajae Ghanimi || Medical Doctor
81. Rediet Abebe || Ethiopian computer scientist
82. Roberta Annan || Ghanaian Business woman, Investor and Philanthropist
83. Rosalia Hausiku Martins || Director, Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board
84. Ronald Lamola || Politician and Attorney
85. Rita Oyoku || Entrepreneur
86. Samia Suluhu Hassan || President of Tanzania
87. Sangu Delle (Dr) || Pan-African entrepreneur and investor
88. Sherrie Silver || Choreographer
89. Osinachi Kalu Okoro Egbu || Singer &Song Writer
90. Sinari Bolade Daranijo || Entrepreneur
91. Siya Kolisi || South African Rugby Player
92. Sophia Karen Edem Ackuaku (Hon) || Managing Director, Amsos Ghana Ltd
93. Sven Thieme || Namibian Business Man
94. Tariye Gbadegesin || CEO, ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investment
95. Sister Theopista Namukasa || Teacher
96. Trevor Noah || Comedian
97. Tom Alweendo || Namibian politician
98. Vusi Thembekwayo || Business Man, Author, Speaker
99. Wanjira Mathai || Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute Kenya
100. Zainab Hawa Bangura || Sierra Leonean politician and social activist

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