Press Release

Africa ICT Champion

Africa ICT Alliance (AfICTA) is pleased to announce Mr. Hassanein Tawfiq, ACT Chairman and Managing Director as the winner of the “Africa ICT Champion Award 2020”. He won the election conducted electronically with 75% of the ballots cast in his favour.

The Africa ICT Champions Award® 2020 is for Business leaders in the private sector that have distinguished themselves in any of the ICT fields - Hardware, Software, Services, and Communication.

The process of identifying the winner of the award for the year started in the month of September 2020 with the call for nominations to which over 25 form submissions were received from different nations in Africa by 27th November. The Secretariat thence confirmed from each nominee their acceptance to participate in the contest and electronic voting which lasted for 5 working days (from 14 -18 December 2020) concluded the process.

The AfICTA ICT Awards are in two categories “Africa ICT Champion Award” and “Africa ICT Personality Award”. The awards ceremony is the centerpiece of the AfICTA annual Summit, with the goal of identifying the most outstanding ICT leaders in public/private sectors across Africa, that have demonstrated exceptional achievement in using ICT to benefit organizations, governments, and society.

Mr. Hassanein Tawfiq now joins the list of highly ranked and influential ICT personalities such as Mr. Leonard Stanley Ekeh in 2013, Mr. Chris Uwaje in 2014, Ms. Ranka Jovanovic in 2016, Funke Opeke and Mr. Lucky Masilela both in 2017. Check the list of our award winners here.