African Banker magazine has announced the shortlist of nominees for this year’s edition of the African Banker Awards.
The African Banker Awards are a landmark annual event for African banking and a part of the official programme of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings. The theme of the overall AfDB Annual Meetings this year is “Achieving Climate Resilience and a Just Energy Transition for Africa”. Segun Agbaje, CEO of GTB, displays his trophy after being presented with the African Banker of the Year award at the 2016 ceremony. New categories acknowledge role of DFIs
This year the African Banker Awards committee added two new categories, FinTech of the Year and DFI of the Year. These categories acknowledge the significant role of DFIs as key actors in the post-pandemic recovery and also how the pandemic has accelerated digital transformation in banking and financial services.
“We saw everyone turbo charge their digital presence and FinTechs have become key players in the banking sphere,” says Omar Ben Yedder, Publisher of African Banker magazine and Chair of the Awards Committee. Record number of nominations
In total, 64 nominees were announced, representing banks, financial institutions and technology providers from across the African continent.
“We received a record number of nominations for this year’s edition of the Awards. My favourite categories are the Deals of the Year. They show that there is concrete action to tackle some of the most pressing issues on the continent, notably power and infrastructure,” says Ben Yedder.
Asked what his address will focus on at this year’s awards, he says that his remarks will “centre around the theme of banking sovereignty and ensuring we have greater autonomy to be able to support our own growth and development, be it in banking, in payment systems, in data and in empowering our development institutions on the continent.”
For more information on the African Banker Awards 2022 visit: https://www.africanbankerawards.com African Banker Awards 2022 – Nominees
African Banker of the Year Award
Ade Ayeyemi – Ecobank Transnational Incorporated
Adesola Adeduntan – First Bank Nigeria Mukwandi Chibesakunda – Zambia National Commercial Bank Benedict Oramah – Afreximbank Admassu Tadesse – Trade and Development Bank Herbert Wigwe – Access Bank Vivienne Yeda – East African Development Bank African Bank of the Year Award Access Bank Attijariwafa Bank Bank of Africa Bank of Industry Ecobank Guaranty Trust Bank The Standard Bank Group SME Bank of the Year Award ABSA, […]