Henry Saamoi, of International Bank, Liberia, to Speak at the 12th Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony

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The 12th African Leadership Magazine Person of the Year Awards Ceremony is set to take place in the Ethiopian Skylight Hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and it has been confirmed that Mr. Henry Fallah Saamoi, the distinguished Chief Executive Officer of International Bank (Liberia) Limited, will be the distinguished speaker at the event.

This event is scheduled to be held from February 22nd to February 23rd, 2024.

Under Mr. Saamoi’s leadership, the International Bank (Liberia) Limited in Monrovia, Liberia, experienced significant financial growth, such as:

Financial Growth: Under Mr. Saamoi’s leadership, the International Bank (Liberia) Limited has experienced significant financial growth, including increases in assets, revenue, and profitability.

Expansion and Market Penetration: He spearheaded initiatives that have expanded the bank’s presence, whether by opening new branches, introducing innovative products and services, or entering new markets.

Enhanced Customer Experience: Mr. Saamoi focused on improving customer service and satisfaction through various means, such as implementing digital banking solutions, streamlining processes, and offering personalised services.


Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management: Ensuring compliance with banking regulations and managing risks effectively are critical responsibilities for a bank CEO. Mr. Saamoi has demonstrated proficiency in these areas, safeguarding the bank’s reputation and stability.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Many modern CEOs prioritise corporate social responsibility initiatives. Mr. Saamoi has led the bank in contributing to community development, supporting education or healthcare initiatives, or promoting environmental sustainability.

Leadership and Team Development: Effective leadership involves inspiring and developing a talented team. Mr. Saamoihas implemented training programmes, mentorship opportunities, and other initiatives to nurture talent within the bank.

Technology and Innovation: In today’s digital age, innovation is key to staying competitive. Mr. Saamoi has overseen the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and fostered a culture of innovation within the organisation.

With the theme “Building Resilient African Economies,” the forthcoming year’s event is expected to draw in over 300 attendees, including academics, business executives, industry titans, legislators, investors, and representatives of international development organisations.

Also, the event promises roundtable panel discussions, keynote addresses, talks about partnerships and investments, and high-level networking opportunities, among its main attractions. ALM Persons of the Year winners will also receive awards during the ceremony, which will also feature the unveiling of the special POTY edition of African Leadership Magazine.

Upon Mr. Saamoi’s arrival at the 12th African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony, guests can expect to hear incisive viewpoints and priceless contributions to furthering conversations about the socioeconomic advancement of Africa.

Exclusive dignitaries confirmed to attend the event include His Excellency William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya; His Excellency George Weah, the former President of Liberia; His Excellency Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Cllr. Fonati Koffa, the speaker of the Liberia House of Representatives, and His Excellency Rodrigo Guzmán Barro, the Ambassador, Embassy of Chile in Addis Ababa, The Hon. Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal, the Minister of Health and Wellness, Mauritius; Ngozi Ekeoma, the CEO of NAPAL Petroleum; Dr.Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (FCA), the Group CEO of First Bank of Nigeria; Apostle Michael Adeyemi Adefarasin, Chief Servant, Kingdom Lifeline Apostolic Ministries International; Daniel Asiedu, the Managing Director of the OmniBSICBank, Accra, Ghana; Mr. Henry Fallah Saamoi, the Chief Executive Officer of the International Bank (Liberia) Limited, Monrovia, Liberia; Mr. Gil Bires, the Director-General of Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX-Mozambique); and Mr. Mike Kamungeremu, the President of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC), among many others.

About ALM Persons of the Year (POTY)

The ALM Persons of the Year (POTY) Ceremony is a flagship annual event of the African Leadership Magazine, which has been held consecutively over the past 12 years, convening policymakers, private sector leaders, civil society leaders, thought leaders, and all stakeholders from across Africa and the rest of the world to discuss issues bothering Africa’s socio-economic growth and development. The event has also become a prestigious platform for honouring people-centred leadership and Africans who are pursuing a pan-African agenda in their chosen fields of endeavour.

About African Leadership Magazine

Published by the African Leadership Organization (UK), the African Leadership Magazine focuses on presenting the best of Africa to a global audience. It shares the African story from an African perspective, offering solutions to current challenges on the continent. For the past 16 years, the organisation has dedicated itself to promoting impactful leadership and African opportunities globally through quality Afro-positive content, African trade facilitation, market entry solutions, Afro-centric communities, business networking platforms, and public sector training and consulting.


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