A book by Nigerian banker, investor, philanthropist, and former Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Access Bank Plc, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, titled ‘Leaving the tarmac: Buying a bank in Africa’ has been nominated for the BCA African Business Book of the Year.
According to a statement, the competition aimed to showcase African business narratives, bringing together esteemed figures from the publishing and business sectors to celebrate transformative stories that were reshaping the business landscape, while also acknowledging the authors and publishers behind these exceptional works.
Among the remarkable books shortlisted for this prize were titles such as ‘Africa 2.0: Inside a continent’s communications revolution’ by Russell Southwood; ‘Heineken in Africa: A multinational unleashed’ by Olivier Beemen; ‘Africa’s shadow rise: China and the mirage of African economic development’ by Pádraig Carmody, Peter Kragelund, and Ricardo Reboredo; ‘Africa: Open for business’ by Dr. Deanne De Vries; ‘Imported: Locking in Africa’s value(s)’ by Chuks Ibechukwu; and ‘Blood and diamonds: Germany’s imperial ambitions in Africa’ by Steven Press, among other notable works.
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