The U.S. business magazine Fast Company released a list of the 10 most innovative companies in Africa in 2019. The winners were chosen based on the one that had the greatest impact on both industry and culture.
Africa's top companies include African Leadership University, Plutorwave and Palm to Market Alliance. African leader teenagers topped the list this year by retraining education tailored for the new era. Education enthusiast Fred Swanicker set up the African Leadership Academy, a residential school for children in South Africa to stem the brain drain in Africa.
Flotterwave, a Nigerian startup that e-commerce payments in more than 150 countries, was named the second most innovative company. This company eases business flows across Africa because it allows customers to make international payments in their currency.