Malawi President, Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, is among 100 Most Reputable Africans that are earmarked to make an impact on the social, economic and political affairs on the continent.
The list has been complied by Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation firm.
The list features individuals from diverse sectors including governance, human rights, education, entertainment, and business.
According to Reputation Poll International, the criteria used to enlist the influential persons is integrity, impact and visibility.
The Malawi leader has been listed under the Governance and Policy section together with Kenya President William Ruto and Senator Chantal Moussokoura Fanny of Ivory Coast.
Since his election to the Presidency in 2020, President Chakwera has become a darling of the African continent mainly for his lobbying for the continent at global foras.
Among the issues he has lobbied firmly on are the need for Africa to have a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council and the call for climate financing for the continent from Western world.
Others on the list are Kenya’s Amina Chawahir Mohamed, South Africa’s Bonang Mohale, Chancellor at the University of the Free State and Professor at Johannesburg Business School; and Cameroon’s Njoya Tiku, Manager of the UNDP Regional Office in West and Central are some of the prominent personalities featured on the list.
Under the Business section there are Egypt’s Naguib Onsi Sawiris, Chairman of Weather Investment company, Ghana’s Sir Samuel Esson Jonah, Chancellor of the University of Cape Coast, and Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital in South Africa and Nigeria’s Dr. Dauda Lawal, Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of Credent Capital and Advisory Ltd.
Under Human Rights Advocacy the list has Martha K. Koome, Chief Justice of Kenya, and Nigeria’s Aisha Yesufu are featured.
The Leadership section has Ethiopia’s President, Sahle Work- Zedwe, Nigeria’s Dr. Paul Enenche MD, and Ghana’s Afua Kyei (the Chief Financial Officer at Bank of England, where she leads the Finance Directorate) are featured and Bolaji Akinremi (Amb.) || Director of Economy Trade & Investment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.