Ghana missing from 2016 African Banker Awards shortlist

Ghana missing from 2016 African Banker Awards shortlist

The shortlist for the 10th edition of the African Banker Awards has been released and Ghana is missing from the nominations. No indigenous Ghanaian bank was nominated; neither did any banking activity from  Ghana.

The shortlist  for this year is dominated by some of the larger banking groups from North, East, South and West Africa. The winners will be revealed at a gala dinner during the African Bank Annual meetings in Lusaka by the ending of May.

The African Banker Awards are open to all African financial institutions, including banks, micro-financiers, investment banks, development finance institutions and other financial services institutions.  It was launched to reflect the rapid growth and modernisation of the banking and financial services sector in Africa.

The 10th anniversary event comes as the banking sector is undergoing significant changes. While large global banking groups such as Barclays are seeking to deconsolidate as they focus on their core (non-African) markets, there is talk of further consolidation across the continent from Kenya to Ghana through Zambia and Tunisia.

MasterCard, Ecobank/Nedbank, African Guarantee Fund, PTA Bank are sponsors of the 2016 Awards, along with CRDB Bank, Arton Capital and Qatar Airways.

2016 Banker Awards Shortlist:

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

Banque Centrale Populaire, Morocco

Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

Standard Bank Group

Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mauritius

Best Retail Bank 

BCI, Mozambique

CRDB Bank, Tanzania


Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

KCB, Kenya

Investment Bank of the Year 




Rand Merchant Bank


Award for Financial Inclusion 

Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco

Banque Nationale pour le Developpement Economique, Senegal


Mastercard - National Bank of Egypt

Safaricom and KCB, Kenya


Bank M, Tanzania

BMCE, Morocco

Commercial International Bank, Egypt


Standard Chartered, Zambia


Bidvest and Mastercard, South Africa

Equity Bank, Kenya

Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria

Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mauritius

Ovamba Cameroon Solutions, Cameroon

Deal of the Year - Equity 

EDITA Food Industries IPO (EFG)

Mediclinic's $2.1bn reverse takeover of Al Noor Hospitals (RMB)

Oando $290m rights issue (Vetiva)

Naspers $2.5bn Accelerated Equity Offering (Citi)

Saham's acquisition of majority stake in Continental Re. (Stanbic IBTC)

Deal of the Year - Debt 

Accugas (FBN Capital)

Cameroon's currency swap (Lazard)

Cote d'Ivoire Sukuk (ICD)

Richard Bay Minerals Syndicated Term (Rand Merchant Bank)

Transcorp Domestic Bond (United Capital and Stanbic IBTC)

Infrastructure Deal of the Year  

Azura - Edo IPP (Fieldstone; Rand Merchant Bank; Standard Bank; IFC)

Itezhi-Tezhi Hydro Power Station (Fieldstone)

Maamba Collieries (Barclays)

Minister of Finance Angola Roads Financing (Rand Merchant Bank)

Zina Solar One Power Solar Project (Rand Merchant Bank)


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