Khonology has announced that Dapo Adeyemo has been awarded the Standard Bank Rising Star Award in the Professional Services category. The awards publicly recognise inspirational and passionate individuals in South Africa who have a capacity for achievement and success.
The Rising Star programme is establishing a living community of young African talent that will be developed, mentored and provided with platforms for development and communication, therefore enabling them to become role models, opinion leaders and the inspiration for other future African Talent.
Khonology CEO Michael Roberts says the Rising Star Awards recognise young talent who have a capacity for achievement and success and who contribute in an inspirational manner to the future of our nation. "We are so proud of Dapo’s achievement, he is a great ambassador for Khonology and a beacon of hope and motivation for the team and our staff. It also validates our belief in our team and their true potential."
"The recognition that Dapo received is truly deserved as he has stepped up and delivered beyond expectation. This sets the tone for Khonology and what we stand for - Africa has talent," he adds.
To identify Rising Stars, a stringent assessment process is followed, culminating in panel interviews with leading talent and industry specialists. They are polished, brilliant individuals with tremendous promise and great talent who excel for reasons that go far beyond their technical abilities alone.
Adeyemo says these awards provide a platform for talented young professionals to be recognised. "The programme has a challenging selection process which allows one to reflect on their achievements and challenges. It takes into account the different elements of business and leadership that are needed to drive change and innovation."
“Talented people make things happen, they are highly committed to achieving goals and innovate,” says Roberts. “The Programme aims to be a significant and sustainable vehicle through which organisations, our country and our continent can identify and nurture these organisational and national assets who are set to play a key role in shaping the future of our country and our continent.”
"It is a great opportunity to network and foster relationships with other young leaders across different industries. As a collective, we can have a positive and long lasting impact on the social and business aspects of our economy in order to change the narrative in our continent. I am deeply humbled and excited to be able to be part of such an initiative," Adeyemo concludes.