South Africa’s young business talent was celebrated at the Standard Bank Rising Stars Awards, held on July 29, 2014 at the Hilton hotel in Sandton, Johannesburg. Now in its third consecutive year, the event recognised young people in the business-sector who have shown the tenacity to achieve success and contribute to the country’s future in an inspirational manner.
Among the pool of the young business savvy, was 26 year old Glen Nwaila, the youngest winner of the 2014 awards. Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal sported the most winners with eight out of the eleven category winners hailing from the respective provinces. The Western Cape and Free State held their own as well with one winner each.
1.Banking & Financial Services sector:
2. Energy & Chemicals sector:
3. Entrepreneur & SMME sector:
5. Logistics & Supply Chain sector:
6. Professional Services sector:
7. Manufacturing, Retail & FMCG sector:
9. Media & Marketing sector:
10. Service: Public & Private sector:
11. Tourism & Hospitality sector:
Commenting on distinguished awards was, Stefan Ferreira, commercial director of CEB South Africa (sponsor and managers of the rigorous judging process), who said that, “Organisations need to invest in identifying top talent and developing their potential to ensure they have the right talent to drive future productivity, innovation and performance. We’re honoured to work with the Standard Bank Rising Star Awards as it’s a privilege to help young leaders explore their own leadership strengths at this early stage in their careers.”
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