Zimbabwean South Africa-based businessman Frank Buyanga has been honored with The African Achievers Award for global excellence in corporate leadership and national integration.
The 9th Edition tagged: “Initiating Diaspora Investments for a Diversified African Economy” saw Buyanga receive the gong at the House of Commons – the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom – on July 11th before a huge crowd, and other thousands streaming online.
He joins other great personality nominated by The African Achievers Award each year. The award marks a further achievement for the rising entrepreneur.
Established in 2010, The African Achievers Awards has consistently recognized great Africans in leadership, community builders, young achievers to captains of industries across Africa.
Recognizing and honouring the game changers on the African continent, past honourees of the African Achievers Awards have included Dlamini Zuma, former chairperson of the African Union Commission; the Kofi Annan Foundation; Jakaya Kikwete, the former President Republic of Tanzania; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; the Nelson Mandela Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and other luminaries.
Joining the illustrious list of game-changers this year was Buyanga, who has consistently created a lot of jobs in Zambia, South Africa, Malawi, England, Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates with interests in gold, mining, financial services, and property
The philanthropist and entrepreneur who is the founder of the African Medallion Group (AMG) are known for his career as an African businessman, a trusted financial advisor to presidents and former presidents within and around Africa.
His AMG, established in early 2017, has surpassed the staggering R1 billion threshold in gold reserves barely one year after its births. This multi-billion Rand company has successfully broken records and establish a greater depth of standards in excellence within the marketplace. In accordance, he has been connected with creating a Sovereign Wealth Fund within Africa, for Africans, which will result in the social financial inclusion, emancipation and the raising of the general standards of living of inhabitants of the African continent.
Over the past 15 years, Buyanga, who has an undying passion to empower the young generation has helped a lot of needy children and orphans’, underlining his stated passion to see Africa improve in a transparent and sustainable manner.
Receiving the award under the Excellence in the Leadership category, he was celebrated for his transformative and charismatic role in assisting Africans to achieve their true potential through entrepreneurship development. The award comes just after Buyanga has been inducted as an ambassador for the Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship, in recognition of his effortless desire to nurture young people and become successful entrepreneurs.
The continental honor was held in Ghana and was awarded to him by the Pan African Leadership Foundation, whose objective is to transform society by developing young leaders.
In May, he was also recognized as the leader of a start-up that has exhibited the greatest growth over the last year at the World Business Leaders and Honours Summit which took place at the Lady Majestic 71, one of Dubai’s 5-star luxury yacht.
The latest House of Commons awards ceremony has fast become established as one of the biggest gatherings of world influentials and global African achievers in Africa; rated by FORBES Magazine as one of the most reputable awards for African achievers worldwide.
The awards are created to inspire achievement, and tackle the misconceptions of a non-achieving society, and replace those views with commendation from those who are consistently and independently contributing immensely towards developing a prosperous and more fruitful Social environment bringing about solidarity and community spirit.
The prestigious award that honors influential personalities of African descent was hosted by Diane Abbott, incumbent UK shadow home secretary, and chaired by Susan Fajana Thomas, former mayor of the London Borough of Hackney, who is also the chairperson African Achievers Awards board.
The awards ceremony was spiced by speeches delivered by notable speakers, including Solomon Jamiru, the deputy minister for Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone, Christine Hoebes, Namibia’s deputy minister of International Relations and Cooperation and Celestine Omehia, the former governor of Rivers State in Nigeria.