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Bheenick nominated for Africa investor’s Central Bank Governor of the Year award

Bheenick nominated for Africa investor’s Central Bank Governor of the Year award

The winner in this category, which has seven other nominees from across Africa, will be announced at the Africa investor (Ai) Investment & Business Leader Awards 2014, the longest standing international investment awards, on October 9, 2014. (Image: Ai, File Photo from 2013 awards)

Governor Rundheersing Bheenick has added another feather in Bank of Mauritius’ cap with his nomination as the Central Bank Governor of the year under the Africa investor awards.

The winner in this category, which has seven other nominees from across Botswana, South Africa, West African States, Gambia, Morocco, Uganda and Zambia, will be announced at the Africa investor (Ai) Investment & Business Leader Awards 2014, the longest standing international investment awards, on October 9, 2014.

Organised at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Washington DC, these prestigious awards will be held in association with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice. 

The aim behind this event is to recognize the successful implementation of exceptional business practices, economic achievements and landmark investments across Africa, as well as institutions and individuals who are developing the continent’s investment climate.

This summit will witness 17 Awards categories being presented, including: Best Initiative in Support of SMEs and the MDGs; Bank of the Year; Employer and Human Capital Investor of the Year; Institutional Investor of the Year; Investment Promotion Agency of the Year; International Business Leader of the Year; Finance Minister of the Year; and Central Bank Governor of the Year.

Nigeria features in several nominations across award categories such as ‘Best Initiative in Support of SMEs and the MDGs,’ ‘Investment Promotion Agency of the Year’ and ‘Finance Minister of the Year.’

Multinational banks such as Standard Bank, Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank are found on the list of ‘Bank of the year’ nominations, with the winner to be announced at the award ceremony.

The Global Investment Personality of the year is a much-awaited category as no nominees have been announced in advance and all will be revealed at the awards ceremony itself.

The CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, Hubert Danso, stated that these prestigious international awards demonstrate that Africa’s business leaders and international investors investing in Africa continue to grow strongly.

He added that the success stories of the nominees and award winners show that Africa is a good place to do business and undertake investments.

Earlier last week, Africa investor announced the winners of the prestigious 2014 Ai Index Series Awards on September 29, 2014.

The Egyptian Exchange was awarded the Most Innovative African Stock Exchange title, while Standard Bank and Standard Chartered Bank were recognised as Best African Investment Bank and Best Africa Research Team respectively.

The Securities and Exchanges Commission of Nigeria took on the mantle of the Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator while the prestigious African Capital Markets Personality of the Year went to Arunma Oteh of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria.

The Best Performing Broker in Africa went to Auerbach Grayson & Co while Old Mutual was awarded Best Africa Fund Manager and Seplat Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria was recognised as Best African Listing.

In the Ai Index company categories, Zambia Sugar came across as Best Performing Ai100 Company; Best Performing Ai40 Company went to Safaricom; Kenya Airways was Most Innovative Ai SRI 50 Company, and Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company went to Guaranty Trust Bank.

Mark Wiessing, CEO of National Microfinance Bank, was recognised as Ai100 CEO of the Year. Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore took the Ai40 CEO of the Year title and Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year went to Titus Naikuni, CEO of Kenya Airways. Ai SRI 30 CEO of the Year was awarded to Phillips Oduoza, CEO, UBA Bank.

In the pensions and sovereign wealth funds categories, International Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year was awarded to the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Fundo Soberano de Angola was recognised as African Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative of the Year. International Pension Fund Initiative of the Year went to Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) and the Botswana Public Officers’ Pension Fund was recognised as African Pension Fund Initiative of the Year.

The Ai Index Series Awards are the only pan-African Awards designed to recognise Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, pension and sovereign wealth funds, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies and fund managers.

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