Côte d'Ivoire: List of nominees for African Banker 2016 competition

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – The organisers of the 10th edition of the African Banker Trophies have released the list of the nominees for the competition whose winners will be known on 25 May in the Zambian capital, Lusaka, as part of the annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

A communiqué received by PANA on Tuesday says that the list is dominated by some of the biggest banking groups in Africa.

The competition is open to all banking institutions: banks, micro-finance institutions, investment banks, development financing banks and other financial service institutions.

The winners will be selected by an independent jury whose members have been chosen for their knowledge of the banking and financial landscape in Africa.

The editor of the quarterly magazine "African Banker", Omar Ben Yedder, initiator of the Trophies, many African financial institutions have changed and are now able to compete with the biggest and best banks.

Following is the list of the nominees selected for the African Banker 2016 Trophies:

Banker of the Year:
Segun Agbaje - GTB Nigeria
Hisham Ezz el Arab - CIB Egypt
Joshua Nyamweya Olgara - KCB Kenya
Dr Charles Kimei - CRDB Bank Tanzania
Paulo Alexandre Duarte de Sousa - BCI Bank Mozambique

Bank of the Year
Attijariwafa, Morocco
Central Popular Bank, Morocco
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria
Standard Bank Group
Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mauritius

Best retail bank
BCI, Mozambique
CRDB Bank, Tanzania
Ecobank
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria
KCB, Kenya

Investment bank of the Year
Citigroup
Fieldstone
Lazard
Rand Merchant Bank
Vetiva

Trophy for financial inclusion
Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco
National Bank for Economic Development, Senegal
Ecobank
Mastercard - National Bank of Egypt
Safaricom and KCB, Kenya

Social enterprise responsibility
Bank M, Tanzania
BMCE, Morocco
Commercial International Bank, Egypt
Ecobank
Standard Chartered, Zambia

Innovation
Bidvest and Mastercard, South Africa
Equity Bank, Kenya
Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria
Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mauritius
Ovamba Cameroon Solutions, Cameroon

Deal of the Year - Acquisitions
OPI EDITA Food Industries (EFG)
Reverse takeover of Al Noor Hospitals for US$2.1 billion per Mediclinic (RMB) Bond issuance of US$290 million - Oando (Vetiva)
Offer of accelerated securities for US2.5 billion - Naspers (Citi)
Acquisition by Saham of majority participation in Continental Re. (Stanbic IBTC)

Deal of the Year - Bonds
Accugas (FBN Capital)
Swap de Devises in Cameroon (Lazard)
Sukuk in Côte d'Ivoire (ICD)
Crédit syndiqué - Richard Bay Minerals (Rand Merchant Bank)
Interior market bond - Transcorp (United Capital and Stanbic IBTC)

Deal of the Year - Infrastructure
Independent electric station of Azura-Edo (Fieldstone, Rand Merchant Bank, Standard Bank, IFC)
Hydroelectric power station of Itezhi-Tezhi (Fieldstone)
Coal mines of Maamba (Barclays)
Road financing in Angola by Finances Minister (Rand Merchant Bank) Solar energy Project Xina Solar One (Rand Merchant Bank)
-0- PANA BAL/JSG/MSA/MA 10May2016

10 may 2016 11:31:49




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