Dangote Cement Plc emerged top listed company in West Africa. At an event titled ‘The Top Listed West African Companies” Forbes Africa celebrated the success of risk takers and job creators in West Africa.
The award covers the top 25 companies in the West African capital market comprising the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Ghanaian Stock Exchange (GSE) and the Abidjan-based Bourse Régionale des Valeurs Mobilières SA (Regional Securities Exchange SA) or BRVM.
Twenty Nigeria companies are on the list, they are: Nigerian Breweries Plc, Zenith Bank Plc, First Bank Plc, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa, Guinness Nigeria, Nestlé Nigeria, Access Bank, Flour Mills Nigeria, Union Bank of Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC, First City Monument Bank, Lafarge Cement WAPCO, Total Nigeria, Unilever Nigeria, PZ Cussions, UACN and Cadbury Nigeria Plc.
Mr. Chris Bishop, Managing Editor Forbes Africa before presenting the awards to the top five companies said “All too often the lists of the world have overlooked the success of African companies. Nights like this show how important successful African companies are in the progress of the world economy.”