PORTSMOUTH UK- December 11, 2019.
The African Leadership Magazine invites nominations for the African Banking Leaders Awards 2019.
The African Banking Leaders Awards is part of efforts to promote and recognize professionalism, innovation, and excellence in Africa’s banking and financial services sector, as well as encourage and inspire the financial sector players to adopt best global practices in promoting socio-economic sustainability in the continent.
Nominations for the African Banking Leaders Awards 2019 is now open to the public for the first time, since it was established, to ensure credibility and transparency in the process and series of activities that will culminate in the gathering and celebration of Africa’s banking and finance institutions of excellence in the continent.
The categories that are open for nominations are as follows:
- AFRICAN BANKING LEADER OF THE YEAR
Open to leading chairmen or founders of a banking group or a banking ICON, with a banking career that spans over two decades. Someone who has worked tirelessly to strengthen and promote banking as well as the role of the financial services sector to Africa’s development.
- AFRICAN BANKING GROUP OF THE YEAR
Open to a bank operating in more than two countries within a sub-region or across the sub-regions in the continent, and have excelled in the industry by adopting inclusiveness, bringing the unbanked into the banking space, making use of new technologies towards contributing to a stronger financial sector on the continent.
- AFRICAN BANK OF THE YEAR
Open to the banks in Africa that has demonstrated high performance across various metrics, in terms of maintaining public trust, business integrity, excellent customer service, and innovative banking products and offerings.
- AFRICAN CENTRAL BANK GOVERNOR OF THE YEAR
Open to the central bank governors who has relentlessly pursued price and financial system stability, impactful reforms and transformation of the proper regulation and policies, championing monetary policies as well as created a stable and predictable environment for investment and growth.
- AFRICAN BANKER OF THE YEAR
Open to Bank CEOs, who have clearly demonstrated leadership and vision in the African banking industry, which has led to strong financial performance, growing shareholder value, unique CSR and community impact.
- AFRICAN SMALL BUSINESS BANK OF THE YEAR
Open to bank with the ideal SME loan portfolios and provide relevant and impactful financing to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the continent.
- REGIONAL BANK OF THE YEAR – EAST, WEST, NORTH, SOUTH
Reserved for runner-ups to African Banks of the Year, from the regions.
- BEST CSR BANK OF THE YEAR
Open to Banks in Africa that executed and delivered projects and initiatives that have had a sustainable impact on the communities they are geared towards, having tailored their knowledge, resources, and reputation to improve the lives of the less advantaged in society.
- INNOVATIVE BANKING PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Open to the African banks and their particular product that has demonstrated original and practical uses of technology to provide great customer experience and greater access to the financial services industry in Africa.
Eligible participants in this process of nomination are:
- Individuals who are account holders with the various banks in Africa.
- Experts and Stakeholders, including staff of Banks, are also eligible to participate in this process.
- All Banks operating in the continent are eligible to participate in the process.
Nominations can be sent through the African Leadership magazine’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. The magazine can also receive your nominations through email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and hard copy letters/submissions to our offices in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
Nominations will be reviewed by the selection committee and the Editorial Board, and a shortlist of nominees would be unveiled after an assessment and verification of claims and submissions from the nominated Banks.
Nominations close at 1.59 pm (CAT) on Tuesday, December 24th, 2019.
Winners of the categories of the African Banking Leaders Awards 2019 will be conferred during the Awards Gala of the African Leadership Magazine’s Persons of the Year, scheduled to hold on February 28th, 2020 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
African Leadership magazine
Portsmouth Technopole, Kingston Crescent
Portsmouth, PO2 8FA
The United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 2392 658276, +234 8061197781