Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur and Visionary Ken Sharpe Awarded the Forbes Best of Africa Most Innovative CEO of the Year, 2021 award

September 10 22:00 2021

Innovator, Serial Entrepreneur and Visionary Ken Sharpe was awarded the Forbes Best of Africa Most Innovative CEO of the Year, 2021 award at the Foreign Investment Network (FIN) Leadership and Philanthropy Roundtable Discussion and Forbes Best of Africa Award event held on August 6, 2021. The annual Forbes Best of Africa award ceremony was conducted in collaboration with Foreign Investment Network (FIN). The event was attended by many prominent individuals from different countries representing multiple sectors across different facets of industry. The event which is normally held in the city of New York was held virtually this time around because of the pandemic.

The FIN – Forbes Best of Africa Award, is renowned as one of the most prestigious award ceremonies that recognize and honour some of the most exceptional personalities on the African continent. Award recipients are chosen under business, political, leadership, and economic categories having considering their immense contributions to the development of Africa and its people. Ken is the first ever Zimbabwean to receive this award but in his own words,” certainly not the last!”

Ken’s prolific business journey began in Zimbabwe at the tender age of 18 with his first company. With a deep longing and desire to see economic emancipation through job creation and investment bought to the poor in Africa, Ken has since had over 100 companies and 30 partnerships in diverse industries and countries. Since 2006, Real Estate and property development has been his primary focus. He has done this with West Properties, a customer centric, private developer of exceptional properties in Zimbabwe. With a firm belief in God, Family and in achieving the impossible, those values were put to the test 14 years ago when Ken survived a near death experience whilst skiing on the slopes of Canada. Ken now firmly believes that Gods’ gift to us is our life and what we do with it is our gift to Him.

Through West Properties, it is Ken’s desire to develop Zimbabwe’s skyline to rival that of Dubai while empowering ordinary Zimbabweans to own affordable world class homes and through employment creation. “We want our high-quality prestigious properties to dominate the skylines of many urban centres in Zimbabwe. We want to make a difference in the overall social-economic growth of the country,” he said.

Ken has spearheaded the development of incredible and exceptional modern properties in Zimbabwe. Pomona City-the first Zimbabwean housing development to adopt an innovative leasehold concept is Ken’s next big development. Having already completed several projects this year and already embarking on new ones, Ken Sharpe and West Properties have also been awarded ‘Property Developers of the year 2021” in Zimbabwe.

Achieving the Impossible – Sheer Determination – Absolute Resilience – Gut Perseverance – Never Give Up Attitude!  This is Ken Sharpe! For more information, visit:

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