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GTBank wins 2016 African Bank of the Year - Africa Banker Awards

GTBank wins 2016 African Bank of the Year - Africa Banker Awards

Lagos, Nigeria – May, 2017.   Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been named the African Bank of the Year at this year’s African Banker Awards. The Awards was presented during a prestigious gala dinner on 23rd May Ahmedabad, India, on the sidelines of the Annual Meeting of African Development Bank.   Now in its 11th year, The African Banker Awards is internationally recognized as the landmark finance event to reward achievements, commend best practices and celebrate excellence in African banking. The award provides a platform to bring together industry leaders from across Africa, celebrate the achievements of those driving economic growth and shaping the future of Africa.   Commenting on the awards ceremony, Publisher of African Banker Magazine; Mr Omar Ben Yedder said “In the year under review, GTBank demonstrated positive results across numerous indices, including a strong balance sheet, growing customer base and a continuous regional expansion. The Bank’s strong performance in 2016 underlined... Read More

GTBank named "2013 Africa's Best Bank".


June 3rd, 2013

Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank has been named the 2013 Bank of the Year at this year’s African Bankers Awards. Organised by IC Events, the awards which was held in Marrakech, Morocco during the just-ended African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings, also witnessed Nigeria’s Sanusi Lamido Sanusi taking home the Central Bank Governor of the Year prize.

 

South African banking group, Standard Bank won the award for Fixed Income Deal of the Year on a Ghana Seawater Desalination Project. The bank helped raise funds for the $120 million desalination water project.

 

Mr Nizar Baraka of Morocco was declared Minister of Finance of the Year while two bankers – Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, CEO of Access Bank, and Joao Figueiredo, CEO of Banco Unico, were recognised as African Bankers of the Year. Guests were treated to a star-studded cast of performances during the night. Grammy Award-winner John Legend, Senegalese singer and politician Youssou N’Dour and Senegalese-American R&B artist Akon all performed during the night.

 

Below are the full list of the winners:

 

African Bank of the Year
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

 

African Banker of the Year
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, GMD and Chief Executive, Access Bank
Joao Figueiredo, CEO and Chairman, Unico Bank

 

Best Bank in North Africa
Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco

 

Best Bank in Southern Africa
Afrasia Bank, Mauritius

 

Best Bank in West Africa
FirstBank Nigeria

 

Best Bank in East Africa
Equity Bank, Kenya

 

Best Bank in Central Africa
BGFI, Gabon

 

Central Bank Governor of the Year
Sanusi Lanido Sanusi, Nigeria

 

Finance Minister of the Year
Nizar Baraka, Morocco

 

Lifetime Achievement Award
Jean-Louis Ekra, President, Afreximbank

 

African Banker Icon
Michael Joseph, former CEO Safaricom and founder of M-Pesa

 

Investment Bank of the Year
Rand Merchant Bank, South Africa

 

Award for Innovation in Banking
Ecobank Transnational, Togo

 

Socially Responsible Bank of the Year
Nedbank, South Africa

 

Award for Financial Inclusion
Africa Guarantee Fund, Kenya

 

Fixed Income Deal of the Year
Ghana Seawater Desalination Project – Standard Bank, South Africa

 

Deal of the Year
Umeme IPO – cfc Stanbic (Kenya) and Fieldstone (South Africa)

 

Private Equity Fund of the Year
Citadel Capital, Egypt

 

Best Retail Bank in Africa
Groupe Banque Centrale Populaire, Morocco

 

Best Islamic Finance Initiative
Gulf African Bank, Kenya

 

Mortgage Bank of the Year
THUIF, South Africa

 

Brokerage House of the Year
African Alliance, Kenya

 

Made in Africa Foundation Special Recognition Award
Donald Kaberuka, President, African Development Bank Group

 

 

Source: www.ghanabusinessnews.com

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