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2018 Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards

Last night we announced the winner of the 2018 Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards

For the past four years Veuve Clicquot and ELLE South Africa have been committed to celebrating and honoring game-changing women making boss moves in the entrepreneurial and corporate space in South Africa. For a second year in a row, we were hosted by the gorgeous and spirited Nomzamo Mbatha, while last year’s winner Amanda Dambuza, gave us an inspiring keynote speech before passing on the baton to this year’s winner.  


This year’s awards were presided over by an esteemed panel of judges that included; Khanyi Dhlomo : founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and publisher of ELLE South Africa), Yolanda Miya: MD of Financing & Solutions Group Deutsche Bank SA, Maria Lambros: CEO of Prestige Cosmetics, Maira Koutsoudakis: CEO of the LIFE Group of Companies, Carol Bouwer : CEO Carol Bouwer Productions and a UNICEF SA Special Advocate.

The winners were as follows

The winner of the Entrepreneur category is Dr. Judey Pretorius, who is the overall winner of the the 2018 Veuve Clicquot ELLE Boss Awards. Dr. Pretorius is the founder of Biomedical Emporium.

Melody Xaba, the Executive Producer of The Morning Show on e.T.V is the winner of the Corporate Category. The other finalists in the category included Charity Ndisengei, Head of the KFC South Africa Portfolio at Ogilvy and Lucia Maseko the Brand Communications Lead for NIKE. 


Other finalists in this category included Veronica Motloutsi, the founder and Chief Executive of SmartHome Connect and Nthabe Zondo is the CEO and co-owner of Bumbles Baby Food.

Dr. Judey Pretorius and her business will be receiving press coverage across ELLE South Africa’s print and digital platforms. Next year, she will be flown to visit the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Maison in Reims, France, the home of Champagne.

A special thank you to our partners Samsung, L'Occitane South Africa, Nuxe South Africa, Freddy South Africa, Urban Decay South Africa, Sothys South Africa and Lancôme South Africa.

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