Wakanow Boss Named Entrepreneur Of The Year

Photo: analystconsult

Photo: analystconsult

Managing Director of Wakanow, Obinna Ekezie, was recently honoured with the West African Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2015, at the AABLA Awards organised by All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in partnership with the CNBC Africa.

The event, which took place at the Eko Hotels and Towers in Victoria Island Lagos, was attended by Emir of Kano and former Central Bank governor, Lamido Sanusi Lamido, former governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi and several notable business leaders across the continent.

Recently recognised as one of the fastest growing online companies in the country by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, in alliance with the AllWorld Networks of the United Kingdom, Wakanow, an online travel agency (OTA) has 21 travel centres in Nigeria and plans to open another 20 offices around the world over the next two years.

The AABLA/CNBC awards is designed to honour remarkable leadership and game changers in businesses on the continent for their continuing commitment to excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.

Ekezie, in his brief remarks described his firm’s journey as a fulfilment of a dream for a better travel experience for Nigerians and other Africans.

He pledged to continue on the path of exemplary leadership, strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight, which define the core values of AABLA.

Wakanow has physical presence in Nigeria, Dubai, Ghana, United Kingdom, Kenya and Rwanda.

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