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The CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards [AABLA] just honored Arunma Oteh, Director General at Nigeria’s Securities and Exchange Commission as the 2014 West African Business Woman of the Year.

The CNBC Africa award honours remarkable leadership and salutes game changers of business on the African continent for their commitment to excellence, developing best practices, and innovative strategies.

AABLA distinguishes and honors leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy, and are visionaries behind today’s outstanding businesses. Winners of the awards exemplify the best in African leadership. They epitomize the core values of a successful leader – strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to carving out powerful businesses in a pan-African and global economy.