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North Africa Com
11 - 12 July 2023
Live Event

11 - 12 July 2023
Live Event

North Africa Com 2021 Award Winners

The North Africa Com Awards is an annual award show dedicated to recognising technology, media, and telecommunications innovations and exceptional leaders from across the region. Five winners were crowned by the public in 2021.


CEO of Jumia Tunisia
Leader of the Year Award Winner 2021

Elyes Jeribi is responsible for managing the e-commerce leaders in Tunisia 3 years on. He deployed the Group strategy working side to side with central teams and local teams and manages close to 500 employees.

Elyes has helped position Jumia as the top e-Commerce site in Tunisia, achieving YoY triple-digit growth and steady MoM double-digit growth.


Director General at Orange Money Maroc
Female Innovator of the Year Award Winner 2021

As CEO of Orange Money Maroc, Nawal Gharmili Sefrioui is committed to promoting digital and financial inclusion in Morocco through more inclusive and accessible financial services, especially for women, young and low-income populations.

Nawal is passionate about mobile money and is dedicated to making it succeed in a competitive market where banking penetration is high.


Connectivity Champion of the Year Award Winner 2021

Huawei entered Africa in 1998. Since then, they have worked with African customers to enable more people to connect to high-quality telecommunications networks so that they can enjoy digital life equally. Over the past two decades, they have focused on building a better connected Africa. 

Today, they have deployed more than half of the wireless base stations in Africa, more than 70% LTE high-speed mobile broadband networks, and more than 50,000 km of optical fibers.

Huawei's mission and vision are to bring digital to every person, home, and organization for a fully connected and intelligent world. Connections are the foundation of the digital economy and should be equally available to everyone.


Startup of the Year Award Winner 2021

“We believe that an agri-fintech platform focused on small farmers, like Mozare3, would revolutionize the way farmers finance, grow and sell their crops,” said Abou Bakr, founder and CEO.

“Egypt has 20 million farmers and their families owning less than 5 acres of farmland each, and we are happy to build the 1st dedicated tech company to serve them” said El Raghy, co-founder and MD of Acumen Ag-tech VC Fund.

Tarek Assaad, MD at Algebra Ventures, said “Agriculture suffers from price opaqueness, supply shocks and high levels of fraud, to name a few of the challenges. We believe that the small farmer can benefit the most from tech efficiencies.”

Okasha, co-founder & former co-founder of FAWRY (1st Unicorn in Egypt) said, “We are confident that Mozare3 will digitally transform this market and enable farmers access to finance and market information in a very innovative way.”


Sustainable Business of the Year Award Winner 2021

Ooredoo Group is committed to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to eradicate extreme poverty, fight inequalities and injustice and fix climate change. While our impact relates to many of the goals, our approach is focused on the below three goals and related targets. Detailed information on how we work towards each goal can be found here.

In Ooredoo Algeria and in line with our commitment to the SDGs, we seek to support the development of local communities and create an all-round healthier world for tomorrow. Initiatives Ooredoo Algeria has implemented include:

  • Launch with the Algerian Red Crescent of a vast operation to raise awareness and distribute hygiene kits to population in landlocked and rural areas across Algeria.
  • Granting Ooredoo lines to the COVID-19 crisis units spread throughout the country and to hospitals and health establishments in the areas most affected by the epidemic.
  • Support for the iMADRASSA platform which offers online tutoring to pupils in primary, middle and secondary school examination classes.
  • Free access for Ooredoo subscribers to the online teaching platforms of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in partnership with the Ministry of Telecom.
  • Donation of 36 900 masks for the benefit of medical front line workers.

Want to get involved in the current Awards show?

If you or someone you know is deserving of recognition for their achievements, be sure to get involved during the nomination stage! Submit your nominations via a short form to be considered.

The winners are decided by public vote, so be sure to get involved during the voting stage! Learn all about our finalists and the work they do, discover why they deserve to win, and decide who to cast your votes to!