DBA Award

The winner of the Doing Business in Africa award is announced annually. The current holder of this title is: Closing the Loop.

Doing business in Africa award

Each year NABC has the honour to hand out the “Doing Business in Africa” Award to one of its members. During the annual Ambassadors’ Dinner at the end of the year, three pre-selected companies are given the floor to pitch themselves and their successful business activities in Africa. The audience votes on the company that has achieved an honourable success and thus wins the Doing Business in Africa Award.

Criteria for the pre-selection are among others:

  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Profitability

Photo L-R: Sammy Reynaert (NileDutch), Marina Diboma (NABC), Joost de Kluijver (Closing the Loop), Peter de Ruiter (NABC), Adel Lünz (Van Vliet Automotive Group) and Mackenzie Masaki (NABC) at the 2019 DBA edition. Photographer: Ruben May.

Winners of the DBA award

  • 2019: Closing the Loop – Joost de Kluijver
  • 2018: Delft Imaging Systems – Mohammed Harbiye
  • 2017: Safi Sana – Aart van den Beukel
  • 2016: FORM International – Paul Hol
  • 2015: Bejo Zaden – André Dekker
  • 2014: Waka Waka – Merijn Havinga
  • 2013: Portside – Bas de Vaal
  • 2012: Kroftman Structures B.V. – Oscar Tiedink and Patricia Tiedink
  • 2011: Remco Afrique – Angelique Mbundu
  • 2010: Intercommerce – Jan Slange
  • 2009: BIG Machinery – Ron de Bruijn