Africa’s Most Influential Women, Continental Winner – Vikashnee Harbhajan


Vikashnee Harbhajan, Executive Director of Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, winner of the highly prestigious Continental Award in the Agencies and Regulatory Authorities sector – 2017.

In August 2017, Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal, Executive Director, Vikashnee Harbhajan received recognition at the CEO Global South SADC gala awards for Africa’s Most Influential Women in Business and Government. Ms. Harbhajan bagged the Country Award for South Africa as well as the SADC South Region Award in the Agencies and Regulatory Authorities Sector, qualifying as a finalist for the Africa Continental Award.

As a sequel to this accolade, Master Builders KwaZulu-Natal has advised that Ms. Harbhajan has been announced as the Winner of the highly prestigious Continental Award in the Agencies and Regulatory Authorities sector.

The mission of the Awards is to identify and recognise Africa’s most influential male and female leaders and just under 4 000 nominations across the various sectors were received from across the continent for the 2017 awards.

The awards are the leading African recognition programme honouring excellence in the private and public sector. The judging panel comprises leading figures from the business and public sector that have excelled in their own right and understand the demands made upon contemporary leaders. Covering 23 economic sectors, the awards have for the past sixteen years independently recognised those leaders who are at the pinnacle of their industry.

Annelize Wepener, Chief Executive, of CEO Global stated the following: “Nominees undergo a rigorous multi-tiered judging process”. “Quality assurance is provided by independent auditors throughout the judging and the highest possible standard is maintained. Those individuals whom have been recognised as winners in their field can be assured that they have truly excelled.”

According to Wepener, the programme dispels the notion that Africa has a paucity of innovative and progressive leadership talent. “There are tremendously inspirational stories at the core of each winner’s professional and personal life story. I am really very privileged to interact with these individuals. They deserve the admiration and respect they are afforded, particularly Lifetime Achievers who have often been absolute pioneers in their field.”

Continental winners will also be afforded the opportunity to join the “Network of Influence”, which will give them access to developmental tools and serves as a platform to bring together small and medium enterprises with corporates and the public sector.

South African Builder congratulates Ms. Harbhajan on her exemplary leadership.

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