InstinctBusiness Top Three (3) CEOs of the Week

We are delighted to introduce the InstinctBusiness Top Three (3) CEOs of the Week, recognizing the visionary leaders who have made remarkable strides in their respective industries.

These exceptional Chief Executive Officers have demonstrated extraordinary leadership, strategic innovation, and unwavering commitment to their organizations’ success. Join us in celebrating their significant achievements and contributions and inspiring leadership qualities that have set them apart in the business world

Here are the Top Three (3) CEOS of the Week

Botswana Insurance Holdings Group CEO, Catherine Lesetedi emerge as InstinctBusiness CEO of the Week

InstinctBusiness Magazine has named the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL), Catherine Lesetedi, as the CEO of the week.

Catherine Lesetedi is a prominent leader in the insurance industry, currently serving as the CEO of Botswana Insurance Holdings Limited (BIHL). With a career spanning over three decades, Lesetedi has amassed a wealth of experience and expertise in finance, management, and strategic leadership.

Before assuming the role of CEO at BIHL, she held various senior positions within the company, showcasing her dedication and commitment to its growth and success. Her journey to the top exemplifies her strong work ethic, resilience, and ability to navigate complex business landscapes.

Beyond her role at BIHL, Lesetedi is actively involved in various initiatives aimed at promoting economic development, empowerment, and social impact in Botswana and the wider region. She is a respected figure in the business community, admired for her integrity, professionalism, and dedication to driving positive change.

She holds a BA in Statistics and Demography (University of Botswana), MDP from the graduate school of business (University of Cape Town, as well as professional qualifications in Advanced Insurance Practice and a Diploma in Insurance Studies (UNISA). She has undertaken the Sanlam Executive Leadership Programme through the Gordon Institute of Business Science (July 2014). Catherine is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of South Africa (AIISA).

In September 2016, she was honoured with the prestigious Africa Investor (Ai) Capital Markets and
Index Series Awards as the “Ai100 CEO of the Year.”

Lesetedi currently serves on the Boards of Funeral Services Group Limited, Bifm Unit Trusts, Botswana Insurance Company Limited, Nico Life, Nico Pensions Company and Nico Holdings in Malawi.

Africa Finance Corporation President & CEO, Samaila Zubairu emerge as InstinctBusiness CEO of the week

InstinctBusiness Magazine has named the President & CEO of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Samaila Zubairu, as its CEO of the week.

Samaila Zubairu, CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), is a distinguished figure in the global finance sector, celebrated for his transformative leadership and unwavering commitment to driving socio-economic development across Africa.

With an illustrious career spanning over three decades, Zubairu has demonstrated unparalleled expertise in finance, infrastructure development, and investment management, Zubairu has played a pivotal role in advancing AFC’s mission of fostering economic growth and sustainability on the continent. His strategic vision and expertise have positioned him as a leading figure in African finance, dedicated to unlocking opportunities and driving positive change across the region.

In his five years as President & CEO of the Africa Finance Corporation, Africa’s leading infrastructure solutions provider has almost tripled investments to $11.5 billion—including the biggest renewable energy acquisition on the continent— and doubled membership to 40 African nations, winning AFC the accolade of DFI of the Year for Europe and Africa at the recent IJGlobal Awards.

As the pioneer CFO for Dangote Cement Plc, Mr. Zubairu launched Africa’s largest syndicated project finance facility for a local corporation and managed the watershed unbundling of Dangote Industries Limited to listed subsidiaries on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Most recently, as CEO of Africapital Management Limited, Mr. Zubairu partnered with Old Mutual’s African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) to develop the Nigerian Infrastructure Investment Fund to drive private equity investment into infrastructure projects across West Africa.

Through his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to Africa’s development, Samaila Zubairu continues to leave an indelible mark on the continent’s finance landscape, driving progress and prosperity for generations to come.

Lafarge Egypt Chief Executive Officer, Jimmy Khan emerge as InstinctBusiness CEO of the week

InstinctBusiness Magazine has named the CEO of Lafarge Egypt, Jimmy Khan, as its CEO of the week.

Jimmy Khan is a dynamic leader known for his strategic vision and unwavering commitment to excellence. With a career spanning several decades, Khan has cultivated a deep understanding of the sector’s nuances, emerging trends, and global best practices.

Prior to assuming his current position, Khan held various senior leadership roles within LafargeHolcim, the parent company of Lafarge Egypt, where he demonstrated his exceptional leadership qualities and strategic acumen. His tenure at Lafarge Egypt has been marked by a relentless pursuit of operational excellence, innovation, and sustainable growth.

Under his stewardship, Lafarge Egypt has strengthened its market position, expanded its product portfolio, and embarked on ambitious initiatives aimed at enhancing its operational efficiency and environmental sustainability. His visionary leadership has been instrumental in driving the company’s digital transformation, fostering a culture of innovation, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies to deliver superior value to customers.

Jimmy Khan’s recent roles:

  • CEO of Lafarge Zambia (2018 to 2022)
  • CEO of Lafarge Mauritius and Seychelles (2015 to 2018)
  • Business Processes Manager at Lafarge Nigeria (2013 to 2015)

Jimmy holds a bachelor degree in Finance and IT from the University of Virginia, US.

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