Ahead of the Forbes Africa event to be held in Nigeria which will reveal Forbes Africa Person of the Year, Dr. James Mwangi, CEO of Kenya’s Equity Bank is in the lead with 23964 votes, 42.3% of the total votes.
Africa’s richest man and leading industrialist Alhaji Aliko Dangote is the current first runner up with 16842 votes, 29.8% of the total votes polled with Joyce Banda, the President of Malawi who has 13880 votes, 24.5% of the total votes polled, in hot pursuit.
Tony Elumelu of Hiers Holding is second to last in the runnings with 1786 votes or 3.2% of total votes polled and in last place is Stephen Saad, the pharmaceuticals mogul with 115 votes or 0.2% of the total votes polled.
The results of the Top 5 voting process only counts 25% of the overall decision making. The final decision lies with the Person Of The Year judging panel.
You can read the in-depth features about the nominees and the winner in the December/January issue of Forbes Africa.by