Awards & Winners

A list of award categories

Methodology -> Key Pillars

Unlike other leadership awards that are based on elections, The FLEA Awards adopts the plurarist methodology in its selection process to address the poor and/or manipulatable popular opinion snags of the nomination-election model. The categories were carefully created to enlist the critical pillars of sustainable development

Human Capital Development

System that improves employee’s performance, capabilities and resources

Environmental Sustainability

Operations that is responsible enough to conserve natural resources and protect global ecosystems to support health and wellbeing, now and in the future

Innovation

Systems that supports the implementation of ideas that result in the introduction of new goods or services or improvement in offering goods or services

Shared Value Creation

Systems that promotes policies and operating practices that enhance the competitiveness of a company while simultaneously advancing the economic and social conditions of host communities and the entire nation

Categories

Outstanding Thought Leader in Marketing & Communications, 2021

Victor Afolabi, Group CEO, GDM Group

Most Transformational CSR Initiative of the Decade (Africa)

This category is for the organization whose CSR initiative/program portends the greatest benefit to the future of Africa. The effect of the program most be transformational

The committee’s construct of an ideal recipient is one whose CSR activities are woven into the corporate structure of the organization. Hence, the company must have their initiative as an independent corporate entity; have a reputable governing board; have a verifiable track-record of activities; be active in areas of human capital development, healthcare, environmental sustainability, gender-balance promotion and shared-value creation; Have their capital subventions incorporated into their corporate spending; be suitable for impact projection analysis.

2021 Winner: Tony Elumelu Foundation/UBA Group

Most Impactful CSR Initiative of the Decade (Nigeria)

This category is for the organization whose CSR initiative/program portends the greatest benefit to the future of Nigeria. The effect of the program most be transformational

The committee’s construct of an ideal recipient is one whose CSR activities are woven into the corporate structure of the organization. Hence, the company must have their initiative as an independent corporate entity; have a reputable governing board; have a verifiable track-record of activities; be active in areas of human capital development, healthcare, environmental sustainability, gender-balance promotion and shared-value creation; Have their capital subventions incorporated into their corporate spending; be suitable for impact projection analysis.

2021 winner: MTN Foundation

Female Business Leader of the Year, 2021

2021 winner: Dr. Adesola Falaiye MD/CEO Afkar Printing & Publishing

Outstanding Public Servant of the Year

The definition of thought leadership to us isn’t just the propensity to throw up ideas and concepts for better governance in fancy speeches or press sessions. It is the ability and courage to pursue lowly creative paths and implementation of agendas that have direct impact on the populace, even when they do not cut on the ‘politically correct’ front of governance. We believe thought leadership in governance is the effort and courage to uniquely define the challenges and expectations of your own people, brilliantly define the best ways to overcome and meet them, and boldly expressing the conviction of your pursuit regardless of the opinion of the political class and the popular media construct of within-the-box executables of some political offices.

2021 winner: Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos State governor

Outstanding Thought Leader in Education, 2021

In our consideration of suitable candidates in Education, we made deliberate effort to review the roles of several non-mainstream political figures – elected office holders, whose major projects are often powered by behind-the-scenes think tanks. Our very vast team indexed quite a number of public servants who fit into our model.

2021 winner: Tokunbo Wahab Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education

Most Consistent Media Personality

Otunba Femi Davies, Publisher, Metronews

Most Transformational Project of the Decade

This category reviews all the major on-going projects in Nigeria, both public and private sector, and projects the impact it will have on the nation in the next ten years. A winning project is one that will of the greatest benefits to the entire society not a select persons or places.

2021 winner: Dangote Refinery

Environmental Sustainability Brand of 2021

2021 winner: Coca-cola/NBC

Vision Driven SME Youth Leader of the Year

2021 winner: Princess Kelechi Oghene, CEO, GMYT Fashion

Most Courageous People-Oriented Builder

2021 winner: Otunba Gbenga Daniel Chairman, Kresta Laurel

Most Impactful Business Succession Story

2021 winner: Ladi Balogun, FCMB Group

Most Outstanding Social Enterprise 2021

This category celebrates the social enterprise whose service(s) has overwhelming impact on the society, and the effect of which can be projected to be relevant the sustainable development of Nigeria for the next ten years.

2021 winner: WeCyclers

Outstanding CEO of the Year 2021

2021 winner: Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan, CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Plc

Consistent SME Growth Partner 2021

2021 winner: Fidelity SME

Innovative Clientcentric Brand 2021

2021 winner: Mouka Foam

Innovative Start-Up Brand 2021

This category is awarded to a Nigerian start-up brand that is not more than 3-years old. The decision is based on the uniqueness of the service offerings, which in itself creates a whole new market and presents an opportunity for zero-to-one expansion of the Nigerian economy.

2021 winner: Paykobo.com

Courageous Team Award 2021

This category is created to celebrate teams who stood unwaveringly for fundamental values and have inspired the nation through acts of selfless courage.

2021 winner: Arise TV

A team always willing to take an unpopular stand even if doing so may jeopardize their jobs, cast them in an unpopular light or even cause them to lose their careers and even the business. The team that demonstrates the willingness to act authentically and speak up when silence would mean colluding with the problem, and pursue acts that tangibly improve the human condition

Underrated Impactful Angel 2021

2021 winner: Jerry Mallo, CEO, Bennie Technologies

Most Consistent Niche Media Personality of the Year

2021 winner: Joshua Ajayi, Publisher, Brand Communicator