GTBank, Fidelity, UBA, FBN Capital nominated for 2015 African Banker Awards •Segun Agbaje in race for Banker of the Year Award

Posted by News Express | 6 May 2015 | 4,259 times

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Three Nigerian banks and the Kenya subsidiary of a fourth have been nominated for the 2015 African Banker Awards to be held during the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on May 27 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

A statement just released in London by African Media Agency (AMA) on behalf of the organisers showed Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) in the race for the African Bank of the Year, with its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Segun Agbaje, nominated as African Banker of the Year.

Fidelity Bank is nominated in two categories – Award for Financial Inclusion and Socially Responsible Bank of the Year, while UBA Kenya is nominated for Award for Innovation in Banking and FBN Capital for Deal of the Year – Debt for the way it managed the Seplat Petroleum Development Company deal.

The Gala Dinner and Awards presentation will take place at the Sofitel Abidjan Ivoire Hotel.

The shortlisted entries are:

African Bank of the Year:

- Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur

- Guaranty Trust Bank (Nigeria)

- Standard Bank Group

- Standard Chartered Bank

- Banque Centrale Populaire (Morocco)

African Banker of the Year:

- Segun Agbaje, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer GTBank

- Paulo Alexandre Duarte de Sousa, CEO Banco Comercial e de Investimentos

- Albert Essien, Group CEO Ecobank Transnational Incorporated

- Dr. Charles Kimei, Managing Director Cooperative Rural Development Bank Bank plc

- Tariq Sijilmassi President du Directoire du Groupe Credit Agricole du Maroc

Award for Financial Inclusion:

- COFINA - Compagnie Financière Africaine (Senegal)

- Fidelity Bank (Nigeria)

- Fondation Attawfiq Micro-Finance (Morocco)

- Mastercard

- Trust Merchant Bank (DR Congo)

Award for Innovation in Banking:

- AfrAsia Bank Limited (Mauritius)

- Banco Internacional de Moçambique -Millennium BIM (Mozambique)

- Mastercard

- Mastercard and Steward Bank (Zimbabwe)

- UBA Kenya Bank Limited (Kenya)

Best Retail Bank in Africa:

- Banco Comercial e de Investimentos  (Mozambique)

- Ecobank Transnational

- Nedbank (South Africa)

- Standard Bank Group

- Standard Chartered Bank

Deal of the Year - Debt:

- The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia debut US$1bn, J.P. Morgan Chase Republic of South Africa

- US$500m 3.903% Sukuk Bond due 2020, Standard Bank Group Limited

- Largest telecom financing in Africa in 2014, Standard Chartered Bank

- Seplat Petroleum Development Company, FBN Capital Limited

- $865m Commercial and ECA Backed Financing Package, Crédit Suisse AG

Deal of the Year - Equity:

- Woolworths Holdings Limited ZAR 21.4bn (~USD2.0bn), Standard Bank Group Limited

- Seplat IPO, Standard Advisory London Limited

- Acquisition of CMC Holdings, EFG Hermes Holdings

- Steinhoff, HSBC

- Alexander Forbes USD950m listing and USD330m IPO, Rand Merchant Bank

Infrastructure Deal of the Year:

- Cenpower- KPONE IPP, Africa Finance Corporation

- Accugas III, FBN Capital Limited

- Lake Turkana Wind Project in Kenya, Nedbank Limited

- Azura Edo IPP: USD900m, 459 MW gas fired open cycle power plant in Nigeria, Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited

- Dark Fibre Africa ZAR3.2bn facility (c. USD265m), Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited

Investment Bank of the Year:

- Fieldstone Africa

- Nedbank Limited

- Rand Merchant Bank

- Rothschild

- Standard Bank Group

Socially Responsible Bank of the Year:

- Bank M Tanzania Limited

- Banque Marocaine du Commerce Extérieur (Morocco)

- Commercial International Bank (Egypt) S.A.E

- Ecobank Malawi Limited 

- Fidelity Bank Plc (Nigeria)

Trade Finance Deal of the Year:

- Petroleum Export Limited (VI) US$ 1,323 million Syndicated Pre-export Facility, Commercial International Bank S.A.E

- Fertilizer Input subsidy programme (FISP), Ecobank Malawi Limited

- Gibela ZAR 6 billion (USD 500 million) Guarantee Facility, Rand Merchant Bank, a division of FirstRand Bank Limited

- Bamburi Cement Limited, Standard Chartered Bank

- Boteti Mining Rehabilitation Guarantee, Standard Chartered Bank

“Individual recognition will also be given in the categories for African Banker Icon, Central Bank Governor of the Year, Finance Minister of the Year and Lifetime Achievement. Winners of the Best Islamic Finance and Best Regional Bank will also be announced on 27th May,” the organisers said.

•Photo shows GTBank’s Segun Agbaje.

Source: News Express

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