At the 6th edition of the African Banker Awards, under the patronage of the African Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday in Tanzania, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria, was awarded the African Banker of the year.
He was presented with his Trophy by Tim Turner, Director, Private Sector Operations, ADB, at the picturesque Frangipani Gardens, where the Awards ceremony took place. Also, Ecobank beat tough competition posed by six other contestants in its category to come out on top as African Bank of the Year.
The Bank which was given particular credit for its continued expansion throughout Middle Africa as the pan African bank, got a strong endorsement when South Africa's Public Investment Corporation officially signed the $250 million investment agreement in the Group.
The Best Regional Bank category named a winner from each of the five regions of Africa: Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco, for North Africa; BGFI, Gabon, for Central Africa; Bank of Kigali, Rwanda, for East Africa; Access Bank, Nigeria, for West Africa; and BCI, Mozambique, for Southern Africa.