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Africa Business News MD takes top spot at 2018 Standard Bank Top Women Award

Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group, has taken the 2018 Top Businesswoman Award at the 2018 Standard Bank Top Women Award, held at Emperors Palace on Thursday 23 August 2018. Standard Bank Top Women celebrates their 15-year anniversary gathering South Africa’s most accomplished businesswomen and organisations accelerating gender transformation in the workplace. Comprising of a range of corporate companies, government departments and entrepreneurs from every sector, the 2018 finalists represented South Africa’s potential to overcome adversities facing women in business.

Director of Standard Bank Top Women, Karla Fletcher said, ‘We are devoted to providing the ultimate platform to address the challenges facing women-driven economic growth. Together with the CGE, our panel of judges and all those who have participated in the Standard Bank TOP WOMEN Awards in the past 15 years, we represent a community that actively responds to the pertinent questions surrounding the barriers to success for women entrepreneurs.’

‘I stand before you representing an organization that has been telling Africa’s growth story for the past 11-years. It was not an easy task, but with a dedicated group of men and women we’ve been able to position Africa as the continent of tomorrow,’ said an ecstatic Naicker as she received her award. ‘Tonight I would like to dedicate this award to all the women of the ABN Group,’ concluded Naicker.

Naicker joined the ABN Group in February 2008 as the Head of Finance and served in various key positions prior to being appointed Managing Director. Apart from overseeing the business strategy, Naicker is also responsible for the Group’s strategic growth and opportunities across the African continent.

The ABN Group for the past 11 years has told the African business story – first. With much-esteemed international brands such as CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa providing a broadcast and print platform respectively, the ABN Group also offers resources to organise world-class events across the African continent, through ABN Event Productions. Through its sub-brands, ABN aims to be Africa’s leading aggregator and distributor of business and economic news.

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