Since identifying Kenya’s young talent in 2014’s inaugural CfC Stanbic Rising Star Awards, the event has played a pivotal role in nurturing these tremendously talented individuals to ensure they continue creating great value for themselves and their companies.
Through a vigorous judging process, 45 finalists were identified as Rising Stars in each of last year’s business categories. A celebratory gala dinner held at Nairobi’s Hilton hotel saw the welcoming and acceptance of the country’s business superstars.
Here’s what some of the elite future leaders had to say:
For me, Rising star means it is not what or who you know, but what you have and how you use it. It is a real eye opener. The recognition that Rising Star brings reaches much wider than one would have imagined; the media and general public, persons one would never have met. Rising Star offers an opportunity for me to mentor and affect the community in my small way.
Winning the award might have been a one-evening event, but for sure the rising of the star promises to be a lifetime event. Anicoh Nathaniel, 2014 Rising Star, Tourism & Hospitality Industry
I am not only thrilled because I emerged the winner in my category, but I clearly noticed that everybody at the event enjoyed themselves. The rising star awards programme is the best thing that has ever happened in the Kenyan history for the youth in the business industry. Abdallah Ali Wereh, 2014 Logistics & Supply Chain Rising Star – DHL
It was a good experience and a pleasure listening to the overall goal of Rising Star. It is a very noble course and is a great platform to showcase talent. Allan Akoko, Human Resources Business Partner – Commercial Bank of Africa
Following on this success, the Rising Star Awards are back for a second instalment. If you know someone worthy of the same recognition, now’s the time to highlight their excellence.
Nominations are open only until the end of January 2015. Visit www.rising-star.co.ke for more details.