Mauritius Finance Minister wins Southern African Economic Development Championship Award
He also won the Africa Investor Award for Best Finance Minister of Africa over two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013 for showing his leadership skills in the financial domain. (Image: Government of Mauritius)
Mauritius Finance Minister Xavier-Luc Duval received the Southern African Economic Development Champion Award 2014 from the African Leadership Magazine.
The magazine noted that, thanks to the efforts of its Finance Minister, the Mauritian economy, already among the most competitive countries in Africa, has been able to compete successfully on the global stage
Furthermore, Duval was credited with having made finance more accessible to the common man with continuous improvements in the macroeconomic fundamentals as well as the socio-economic development of the country.
The award ceremony will take place from April 25 to 26, 2014 in Washington DC, during a two-day US EXIM Bank conference.
The Mauritian Finance Minister will join the ranks of previous beneficiaries of this award category such as Dorcas Makgato-Malesu, Trade Minister for Botswana; Armando Manuel, Finance Minister for Angola; Peter Sinon, Minister for Natural Resources and Industry, Seychelles; M Cutifani, Chief Executive Officer, Anglogold Ashanti, South Africa and Brian Joffe, Chief Executive, Bidvest Group, South Africa.
It is to be noted that Duval was the beneficiary of the African Finance Minister of the year Award by the African Leadership Magazine in 2012. He also won the Africa Investor Award for Best Finance Minister of Africa over two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013 for showing his leadership skills in the financial domain.