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In a victory that underscores the dynamism and growth of Africa’s business landscape, Lynette Magasa, CEO of Boniswa Corporate Solutions, has emerged as the inaugural winner of the African Awards Business Leader of the Year 2023. This remarkable achievement celebrates her exceptional leadership and vision, marking a significant milestone in recognising and rewarding African talent and innovation.
“I am truly honoured to have been recognised among so much talent on our continent – and it is my dream that this women’s month, this achievement may serve as encouragement to women across Africa – that they too can achieve great things in the world of business,” says Magasa.
With her extensive and diverse work experience, Magasa has consistently demonstrated visionary leadership.
She has navigated various challenges with unwavering commitment to excellence, driven innovation, and charted a course that has redefined success in the African business community.
She has been chosen as the inaugural Business Leader of the Year by The African Awards, an event dedicated to recognising and appreciating outstanding contributions from various sectors. This recognition showcases her exceptional ability to steer organisations towards growth, sustainability, and societal impact.
“Magasa’s journey to this accolade has been nothing short of inspiring,” says Olga Kayayan, head of external relations at Boniswa Corporate Solutions. “As a pioneer in her field, she has shattered glass ceilings and demonstrated that determination, resilience, and a forward-thinking mindset can overcome any obstacle. Her transformative leadership style has achieved financial success and championed diversity, inclusion, and community development.”
Under her guidance, Magasa has steered her team through industry disruptions and market fluctuations, emerging as a beacon of stability and innovation.
“Any businessperson across sectors can attest to the fact that the past few years have not been easy in the business industry. So I believe, as a business, our strategic thinking and the ability to adapt to changing landscapes have safeguarded our organisation’s interests and positioned us as trailblazers within our sector,” adds Magasa.
Magasa’s journey from humble beginnings to becoming the first-ever African Awards Business Leader of the Year serves as an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders across the continent. Her achievements underscore the immense potential within Africa’s business community and demonstrate the impact that can be achieved through resilience, determination, and a commitment to excellence.
“As we celebrate Lynette Magasa’s historic win, we eagerly anticipate the ripple effects of her leadership on the African business landscape. With her at the helm, the future promises innovation, growth, and positive transformation that will undoubtedly inspire future generations,” adds Kayayan.