The objective of the African Diaspora Awards is to identify and celebrate notable and exemplary individuals of African descent who have contributed to the advancement of Africans in the Diaspora and Africa as a whole.
The Whitaker Group (TWG), founded by former Assistant US Trade Representative Rosa Whitaker, is a global consulting firm advancing trade, investment and enterprise solutions in Africa.
With offices in Washington DC, and Accra, Ghana, the Whitaker Group has brought more than $2 billion in investments and capital flows to the African continent and is the consultancy of choice for Fortune 500 companies operating in the region.
Mr Anthony Annan, Executive Vice President of the Whitaker Group, received the award on behalf of the company and said, “We must remember that as Africa rises, it rises with a purpose, with a reason: to uplift but also to uphold. Our growth must be on our own terms. It is up to this audience: the future entrepreneurs, scholars and activists to make that a reality.”
The African Diaspora Awards ceremony is sponsored by Applause Africa, a quarterly lifestyle magazine publication that focuses on the people, cultures, and successes of Africa’s Diaspora.
Picture: Mr Anthony Annan, the Executive Vice President, displaying the award. On the right is Senior Associate Nathanial Adams, with Executive Director Eliot Pence standing behind.