Spear’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 winner Strive Masiyiwa discusses driving Africa’s telecoms revolution and why successful entrepreneurs need to give back
Strive Masiyiwa, Founder & Executive Chairman of Econet and Cassava Technologies, was recently recognised as the Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2022 Spear’s Awards. This award is in recognition of his work with the two pan-African technology companies, and for his work with Higherlife Foundation. The charity he founded with his wife Tsitsi in 1996.
Through Cassava Technologies and Econet Mr Masiyiwa works tirelessly to ‘transform the lives of individuals and businesses across the continent by enabling social mobility and economic prosperity’. During the pandemic, he served as a special envoy of the African Union, coordinating the Africa Vaccine Acquisition Task Team. Most recently, he began contributing to a task force tackling threats to food security.
Click here to watch his acceptance speech