Ghana’s President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has been named among top 50 African disruptors for the year 2020.
Also named among the list are Africa’s leading undercover Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw and Nelson Boateng of ‘ plastic bricks’ who placed 44th.
The award is in recognition of are African women and men who are shaking up the status quo, asking uncomfortable questions, upending business models and fighting preconceptions.
The exclusive ranking of Africa’s Top 50 disruptors is based on three factors: innovation, disruption and heft. These criteria take into account how new the idea is, how big the change is and how many people are impacted.
Others on the ‘To 50 Disruptors’ include: 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Abiy Ahmed, President of Ethiopia; Aliko Dangote a businessman and a reformist, the Presidents of Ghana and Ivory Coast Nana Akufo-Addo and Alassane Ouattara; João Lourenço of Angola; Koos Bekker, a Tech king based in South Africa; Anas Aremeyaw Anas, Henry Costa, among others.