9th EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2016

Winners of the 9th EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2016

  1. Access Bank Plc won in three categories awarded to financial institutions in the Pan-African Region: the ‘CEO of the Year’, awarded to Access Bank’s Group Managing Director and CEO, Herbert Wigwe; ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.
  2. United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc won the ‘Bank of The Year 2016’ in Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Senegal, Cameroon and Chad.
  3. FBN Capital Limited, the Investment Banking and Asset Management business of FBN Holdings Plc, received the prestigious ‘Best Local Investment Bank in Nigeria’ and ‘Best Asset Manager in Nigeria’ awards.

According to EMEA Finance:

“Our winners exemplify the sound, sustainable management required to switch gears and temper strategies when their business environments change direction. Since the commodity rout began a few years ago, it has dramatically impacted many African states, and it is likely to continue to do so. Unsurprisingly, however, our winners have shown resilience with profits growing, and fortunately for their customers, and the greater African economic picture, continue to increase lending. We are witnessing a noble drive to bring the unbanked populations of the continent into the realm of credit and finance as well.

These accomplishments and many others deserve recognition.

The awards cover commercial banks, investment banks, asset managers and brokerage houses. We highlight indigenous firms as well as local divisions of global banks operating across Africa.”

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