2015 08 03 Agility

Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Africa; Bronwyn Nielson, Editor in Chief, CNBC Africa; and artist Ablade Glover join panel

CAPE TOWN – 23 July 2015 – Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is pleased to announce the judges for its Africa 2015 Photo Competition. They are: Sneha Shah, Managing Director, Thomson Reuters Africa; Bronwyn Nielsen, Editor in Chief, CNBC Africa; and the renowned artist Professor Ablade Glover. The judging panel will convene in Johannesburg on September 3 to choose the prize-winning submissions, which will be announced later that month.   The Agility Africa 2015 Photo Competition encourages photographers to submit photographs illustrating Africa’s changes and reflecting an innovative, modern, urban and prosperous region. Since launching June 1, the competition has attracted thousands of professional and amateur photographers from more than 27 countries who have submitted entries via the official competition website.  

“We are truly honored to welcome each of these esteemed Africa figures to the judging panel,” said Geoffrey White, CEO of Agility Africa. “We are thrilled to see the high level of interest the competition has sparked from African leaders, influencers, and of course from photographers across the Continent. Africa is making real progress in many areas, and we are proud that this competition is able to reflect that through beautiful imagery and dialogue.”  

The winning photographs will be featured on CNBC Africa and published in Forbes Africa. The competition website is accepting submissions until September 1, 2015. For more information about the competition or to participate, please visit www.africa2015.com.  

About the Judges  

Sneha Shah is Managing Director of Sub-Saharan Africa for Thomson Reuters. She is committed to ensuring that the company can contribute positively to the region’s economic development. Born in Kenya and having worked in many African countries, Sneha is particularly passionate about initiatives that help empower Africa’s success. She also is a member of the African Leadership Network (ALN), and the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Governance.  

Also judging the entries is Bronwyn Nielsen, Group Executive Director of the Africa Business News Group, which includes CNBC Africa, Forbes Africa and other media properties. She comes with more than 14 years’ experience in the African broadcasting industry. She has been with CNBC Africa since 2007; she hosted the live CNBC Africa Debates at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2013, 2014 and 2015.   Rounding out the panel is artist professor Ablade Glover, founder and director of the internationally renowned Artists Alliance Gallery in Ghana. Professor Glover occupies a significant place in the Continent’s contemporary art scene. His work is part of diverse public and private collections around the world and is displayed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, amongst other venues.    

About Agility

Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with over $4.8 billion in group revenue and more than 20,000 employees in over 500 offices across 100 countries. Agility’s core commercial business provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. Agility offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution around the globe, as well as specialized services in project logistics to the oil and gas, power and natural resource sectors. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies invests in, develops and manages logistics real estate and has expertise in airport management and ground-handling services, remote infrastructure and workers camps.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agility.com/africa

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