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Paramount Founder named as ‘100 Most Influential Africans of 2020'

Posted 16 December 2020 · Add Comment

Paramount Group, the aerospace and technology company founded in South Africa, is has announced that its Founder, Ivor Ichikowitz has been named by New African Magazine as one of its ‘100 Most Influential Africans of 2020’.


Ivor Ichikowitz has been named by New African Magazine as one of its ‘100 Most Influential Africans of 2020’. Image: Paramount Group

South African-born industrialist and philanthropist, Ichikowitz is profiled in the ‘Icons’ category of the oldest and definitive annual listing of Africa’s most influential, which celebrates Africans across all sections of society who are shaping the destiny of the continent. It is the second time that Ichikowitz is included in the Top 100 list; previously he featured in 2015.


New African Magazine, the best-selling international pan-African news publication, cited Ivor for his role as a leading investor in the continent’s future through the establishment of successful businesses in energy, aviation, mining, retail, tourism, ICT, aerospace and technology, and via his family foundation, he has invested in environmental and wildlife conservation, education initiatives, responsible citizenship, and heritage programmes.


Ichikowitz said: “It is an honour to be included within New African Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Africans of 2020, alongside such a prestigious and dynamic assembly of African influencers and inspirers.


“In my view, the good news stories of our continent have only begun to be told to the world. It is a privilege to play my part in doing so; with our African Youth Survey, today we have critical data with the potential to inform and reimagine policy and corporate social responsibility initiatives intercontinentally and across the globe for years to come”.


“I share our continent’s enthusiasm and have great hopes that my fellow Influencers’ accomplishments and future ambitions will resonate the world over. Be it through technological innovation, arts, heritage and culture or commerce, Africa is taking its new and rightful place on the world stage.”

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