30th October, 2020 was the day Euro Knowledge hosted its Leadership and Humanitarian Awards in acknowledgement and celebration of exemplary leadership who have made signiﬁcant contributions and positive impacts in speciﬁc fields as a role model, philanthropist and inspirational leaders. Honoured were His Excellency, Ernest Bai Koroma, the ex-President of Sierra Leone, Dr. Salimo Abdula, (CEO) Intelec Holdings, Sallo Polak (Executive Director, Philanthropy Connections Thailand), Mr. Christian Paradis (Former Ministry of Trade and Industry, Canada), Ms. Benedict Lee (President-Elect Rotary Club, Hong Kong), Mr. Tsvi Gal (Former CTO, Morgan Stanley USA), Dr. Manu Chandaria OBE (Kenyan Billionaire and Chairman, Comcraft Group Kenya). They were all honoured with the Prestigious Euroknowledge Awards on the 30th October 2020, at the House of Lords in London.
Other personalities honoured at the ceremony were Sadiya Umar Farouq (Honorable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster management and Social development, Nigeria), Anne Wafula-Strike, CEO , Olympia-Wafula Foundation , Dr. Mahmood Ahmadu (Chairman, Integrated Online Services), Ms. Florence Otedola ( DJ CUPPY) Founder, DJ CUPPY Foundation), Dr. Anthony Nwachukwu (CEO, Innovate Pay 1).The event was graced by captains of industries, policymakers and business magnates among others.
Dr Alex Itkin , President of Euro Knowledge gave his welcome address by congratulating all recipients and welcoming participants.The Keynote Speaker for the event was Mark Minevich (World Renowned Visionary) and was introduced by Angelica Sirontin (Co-Founder, Digital Pioneers Network and the event was moderated by BBC Business Reporter, Ms Jayne Constantinis. Minevich in his speech talked greatly on Artificial Intelligence. Baroness Martha Osamor, member of the British also on the importance of charity, as a right activist, she also talked on the imperative of justice and equity.
H.E Ernest Bai Koroma. Ex-President, Sierra Leone
In his brief statement, Ex-President Ernest Bai Koroma started by thanking the coordinators of Euroknowledge for putting together the programme. He said that ongoing discussion that is taking place bordering around philanthropy was indeed an interesting one . Ernest Koroma furthered that the art of giving has to be in an individual and it does not matter the level of affluence a person enjoys if one is not a giver one will still not give. He noted that people in very remote and poor communities have people in there that share the little they have.
The programme was sponsored by Foreign Investment Network (FIN) and Premier Lotto Limited (PLL). The Foreign Investment Network is a consulting, publishing and investment promotion firm established in 2001 with Headquarters in London, United Kingdom and also registered in America with Africa Regional office in Abuja, Nigeria. FIN main objective is to meet the investment needs and promote emerging economies in Africa through our marketing strategies which include: International conferences, Business meetings, Advocacy visits, Investment fora and International exhibitions. We are widely recognized for our power in fund raising, creative media, publishing and communication consultancy through it media campaign and image building services using the international leading media. FIN has special passion for promoting and showcasing investment opportunities in Africa and beyond to the international investors from all parts of the world.
Premier Lotto Limited (PLL) also known as Baba Ijebu is a Gaming Company which was incorporated in 2001 and was established to carry out the Lotto of the company is Chief Kessington Adebukunola Adebutu. Other sponsors were Channels TV and Ben TV.