Africa In Focus

Africa In Focus: "The mainstream thinking now is that Africa is different and we could get it right if we want. The choice is fully ours, and it is now time for us to define what we want."

African Development Bank (AFDB) President, Dr. Donald Kaberuka.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Women Scores Big 2014 African Banker Awards

Three Africa Women Bankers triumphed at the recently organised 2014 African Banker Awards in Kigali, Rwanda. These amazons are Vivienne Yeda, Linah Mohohlo and Elizabeth Mary Oleko.

While Vivienne Yeda, Director General of the East African Development Bank, scooped the much-coveted award for African Banker of the Year, Botswana’s Linah Mohohlo clinched the Central Bank Governor of the Year and Elizabeth Mary Oleko, the chairperson of the Kenya Women Finance Trust rounded up a strong performance for women bankers with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The list of other Winners and their award are stated below:

Special Recognition Award
HE President Paul Kagame
African Bank of the Year
African Banker Icon
Andrew Alli, CEO, Africa Finance Corporation
Finance Minister of the Year
Hon Armando Manuel
Investment Bank of the Year
Rand Merchant Bank
Award for Innovation in Banking
Socially Responsible Bank of the Year
Award for Financial Inclusion
Deal of the Year – Equity
Atlas Mara Co-Nvest
Citigroup Global Markets
Deal of the Year – Debt
Financing Facility, Dangote Group Petrochemical Plant
Standard Chartered Bank
Fund of the Year
Investec Asset Management
Best Retail Bank in Africa
State Bank Mauritius
Best Islamic Finance Initiative
Banque Islamique de Mauritanie
Best Bank in North Africa
Banque Centrale Populaire
Best Bank in Southern Africa
Stanbic Zimbabwe
Best Bank in East Africa
Bank of Kigali
Best Bank in West Africa
Ecobank Mali
Best Bank in Central Africa
Trust Merchant Bank
Mortgage Bank of the Year
Nigerian Mortgage Refinance Company

The African Banker Awards are organised by African Banker magazine and BusinessinAfrica Events (BIAE) to celebrate individual and institution excellence and best practices in African banking and finance.

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