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Martin Amidu, Mensa Otabil, Kofi Annan Make Reputation Poll’s 2018 100 Most Reputable Africans

Leading Global Reputation-Management Consulting Company, Reputation Poll, has released its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable Africans.

The list which features individuals from diverse sectors including: Leadership, Entertainment, Advocacy, Education and Business has representation from 33 African Countries with 55 males and 45 females.

The list of 100 Africans has Nigeria leading with 21 individuals with South Africa, Kenya and Ghana following respectively.
9 Ghanaians who made the list: Martin Amidu, Dr. Mensah Otabil, Kofi Annan, Dr Ken Kwaku, Yaw Nsarkoh, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Patrick Awuah, Patience Akyianu and Fred Swaniker.

Very prominent personalities featured in the list include: Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Nigeria’s Prof Yemi Osibanjo, South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa, and Mauritius’s Ameenah Gurib.
In governance; the list features 3 African Presidents, 2 Vice Presidents, 2 former Presidents, a former Vice President, a First lady, Members of Parliament and Ministers.
In Business; Strive Masiyiwa, Koos Bekker, Barclays Bank’s Patience Akyianu and Wendy Lucas Bull are represented for their works across Africa.

For their fight against corruption are: Ghana’s special Prosecutor, Martin Amidu and South Africa’s Public Prosecutor, Busisiwe Mkhwebane.
In Leadership; Dr. Josephine Ojiambo, H.E Graça Machel DBE, Dr Paul Enenche and Winnie Byanyima are also featured on the list.
They are joined by others of less popularity but great potency in the vigor of their social impact, as well as Social Entrepreneurs who are transforming businesses in Africa and affecting lives positively without controversy.

Reputation Poll which is known globally for its annual ranking of the 100 Most Reputable People on Earth and Most Reputable CEOs in various countries, is also set to be announcing new set of research works on personalities and brands across the globe.

During the announcement of the list, the Board made mention of their continued focus and commitment in honouring individuals, Organisations and brands who consistently impact lives positively around the world and in Africa.
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Below is the full list in alphabetical order:

1. Akinwumi Adesina || President, African Development Bank
2. Ameenah Gurib (H.E) || President, Mauritius
3. Amina J Mohammed || Deputy Secretary General, UN
4. Anas Aremeyaw Anas || Investigative Journalist
5. Angela Ndambuki || CEO, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry
6. At Boshoff || Senior Pastor, Christian Revival Church
7. Beldina Auma || Former Chairperson, World Bank-IMF African Society
8. Biram Dah Abeid || Advocate
9. Busisiwe Mkhwebane || Public Prosecutor, South Africa
10. Buumba Malambo || Founder, Buumbalambo Foundation
11. Carlos Lopes || Professor, Graduate School of Development Policy and Practice
12. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie || Activist
13. Chris Imafidon (Prof) || Academia
14. Chris Oyakhilome (Dr.) || Founder, Christ Embassy
15. Cyril Ramaphosa || President, South Africa
16. Dambisa Moyo || Global Economist
17. Daniel Kaluuya || Actor
18. David Maraga (Justice) || Chief Justice, Kenya
19. David Oyedepo (Bishop) || Founder, Winners’ Chapel
20. Denis Mukwege || Gynecologist
21. Desmond Tutu (Archbishop) || Retired Anglican Bishop
22. Edna Adan Ismail || Anti-FGM Activist
23. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (H.E) || Former President, Liberia
24. Ellinah Wamukoya (Bishop) || Bishop, Swaziland
25. Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi || Emir, Kano State
26. Enoch Adeboye (Pastor) || GO, Redeemed Christian Church of God
27. Ezekiel Mutua || CEO, Kenya Film Classification Board
28. Fadumo Dayib || Politician
29. Farida Nabourema || Activist, Togo
30. Fela Durotoye || Motivational Speaker
31. Francis Arinze (Cardinal) || Cardinal, Roman Catholic Church
32. Fred Swaniker || Founder, African Leadership Academy
33. Graça Machel DBE (H.E.) || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel
34. Graca Maria Sanches || Politician
35. Hania Morsi Fadl (Dr.) || Activist
36. Inonge Wina (H.E.) || Vice President, Zambia
37. Jaha Dukureh || Advocate
38. January Makamba || Minister, Tanzania
39. John Momoh || Founder, Channels TV
40. Josephine Ojiambo (Dr.) || Deputy Secretary-General, Commonwealth
41. Joyce Banda (H.E.) || Former President, Malawi
42. Judy Dlamini (Dr.) || Founder, Mbekani Group
43. Julie Gichuru || CEO, African Leadership Dialogues
44. Julien Ciakudia (Prof) || Anglican Reverend
45. Justina Mutale (Dr.) || Founder, Justina Mutale Leadership Foundation
46. Ken Kwaku (Dr.) || Former Director, Africa International Dev, Commonwealth
47. Khadija Patel || Editor-in-Chief, Mail & Guardian
48. Killion Munyama || MP, Polish Parliament
49. King Mohammed VI || King of Morocco
50. Kofi Annan || Co-Founder, Africa Progress Panel
51. Koos Bekker || Chairman, Naspers
52. Laila Mamou || CEO, Wafasalaf
53. Leymah Gbowee || Peace Activist, Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace
54. Lupita Nyong’o || Actress
55. Makhosi Khoza || Former MP, South Africa
56. Martin Amidu || Special Prosecutor, Ghana
57. Mathews Phosa || Politician/Lawyer
58. Matthew Hassan Kukah (Bishop) || Bishop, Roman Catholic Church
59. Mbuyiseni Ndlozi (Dr.) || National Spokesperson, Economic Freedom Fighters
60. Mensa Otabil || Founder, International Central Gospel Church
61. Mo Ibrahim || Founder, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
62. Mohamed ElBaradei || Former Vice-President, Egypt
63. Mohamed Mansour || Chairman, Mansour Group
64. Mohammed Dewji || President & CEO, MeTL Group
65. Mohammed Sanusi Barkindo || Secretary General, OPEC
66. Monica Geingos (H.E.) || First Lady, Namibia
67. Monica Kerretts-Makau (Dr.) || Senior faculty, Strathmore Business School
68. Mosun Bello-Olusoga || Board Chair, Access Bank PLC Nigeria
69. Moussa Faki Mahamat || Chairperson, African Union Commission
70. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala (Dr.) || Former Minister, Nigeria
71. Nkosana Moyo (Dr.) || Politician
72. Obiageli Ezekwesili || Co-Founder, Transparency International
73. Olga Johnson || Secretary-General, Energy for Africa Foundation
74. Patience Akyianu || MD, Barclays Bank Ghana
75. Patrick Awuah || Founder, Ashesi University
76. Paul Enenche (Dr.) || Senior Pastor, Dunamis International Gospel Centre
77. Paul Kagame (H.E) || President, Rwanda
78. PLO Lumumba || Director, Kenya School of Law
79. Rebecca Enonchong || CEO, AppsTech
80. Reginald Mengi || Chairman, IPP Limited
81. Ruth Oniang’o (Prof) || Founder, Rural Outreach Africa
82. Samuel Kofi Woods || Activist & Former Minister, Liberia
83. Santie Botha || Chancellor, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
84. Sara Menker || Founder, Gro Intelligence
85. Soyode Alistair || Founder, Ben TV London
86. Stanley Ntagali (Archbishop) || Archbishop, Uganda
87. Stephen Saad || Founder, Aspen Pharmacare
88. Strive Masiyiwa || Executive Chairman, Econet Wireless
89. Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III || Emir, Sokoto
90. Susan Fajana Thomas || Former Mayor/Councilor, Hackney, England
91. Tedros Adhanom (Dr.) || Director General, World Health Organization
92. Thuli Madonsela || Former Public Prosecutor, South Africa
93. Tony Elumelu || Founder, Tony Elumelu Foundation
94. Trevor Noah || TV Host, The Daily Show
95. Unity Dow || Activist
96. Wendy Lucas Bull || Board Chair, Barclays Africa Group
97. Wendy Luhabe Founder || Women Private Equity Fund
98. Winnie Byanyima || Executive Director, Oxfam International
99. Yaw Nsarkoh || Executive Vice President, Unilever Ghana/ Nigeria
100. Yemi Osinbajo (Prof) || Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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