This award recognises a person under the age of 35 from a public or private company who has made an outstanding contribution. This young professional has had commendable career achievements to date and is already playing a leading role in their sector. The shortlisted leaders have been featured in African Power and Energy Elites 2020.
Young Leader of the Year
"Failure is part of the journey to success. I used to have an acute fear of failure, especially professional failure. I have changed my experience of ‘failure’ and view it more as a learning opportunity that will lead to success." - Haruperi Mumbengegwi
"For me, innovation is not something that only happens in a brainstorming session. It’s about understanding that making mistakes is okay if you have the parameters in place to learn from them. Building structured thinking time into everything that you do really unlocks the space for innovation." - Jack Radmore
"Day by day, I occupy myself with ideas on how to keep improving on what we have. Rather than complain or wail, I strive to equip myself with necessary resources to keep impacting my community, country and the world positively." - Sanusi Ohaire
"I have learned over the years to embrace challenges and the unfamiliar. I am grateful that I have had champions that have nominated me to take on difficult projects others passed me up on. I built relationships with subject matter experts that helped me navigate the toughest projects. The lesson I share with those I mentor is to not be quick to say no." -Urenna Onyewuchi