Prince Estifanos Matewos named among Most Influential People of African Descent Global 100 Under 40 in Politics and Governance


HIH Prince Estifanos Matewos

In acknowledgment of global leadership and influence, Prince Estifanos Matewos, a scion of the Ethiopian Imperial Family, has been named among the Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) GLOBAL 100 UNDER 40 in Politics and Governance, Class of 2024.

HIH Prince Estifanos Matewos, hailing from Shewa, Ethiopia, is the founder of the African Royal Group of Companies as well as the president of the United Africa Royal Assembly. He represents a legacy deeply rooted in the rich historical tapestry of the Menelik II dynasty and epitomizes a continuation of Ethiopia’s storied heritage.

Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) Class of 2024 Global 100 under 40 – Politics and Governance List. Image/

As articulated by Kamil Olufowobi, Chief Executive Officer of MIPAD, this accolade serves as a testament to the global impact of black narratives and the often-overlooked contributions of individuals occupying positions of influence.

MIPAD’s mandate, in alignment with the United Nations’ proclamation of the International Decade for People of African Descent, extends beyond mere acknowledgment to foster a network of change-makers dedicated to advancing the cause of people of African descent worldwide. Through initiatives like the GLOBAL 100 UNDER 40, MIPAD amplifies the voices of those who have distinguished themselves in politics, governance, business, entrepreneurship, media, culture, activism, and humanitarian endeavors.

The recognition of Prince Estifanos Matewos in the esteemed Class of 2024 Global Top 100 Under 40 List in Politics and Governance serves as a beacon of inspiration for aspiring leaders and members of African Royal Families across the continent and Diaspora.

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