Equity Group, Family Bank and the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) are among Kenyan nominees in the African Banker Awards 2019.

Family Bank Remit has been nominated for the 2019 African Banker Awards for the Innovation in Banking category. Equity Group Kenya for the African Bank of the Year and Social Responsible Bank of the Year and KCB- Kenya for the Best Retail Bank in Africa, Social Responsible Bank of the Year and Innovation in Banking categories. Equity Group CEO has been nominated in the African Banker of the Year category.

The annual African Banker Awards rewards the best in Africa’s banking and finance sectors designed to recognize the reforms, rapid modernisation, consolidation, integration and expansion of Africa’s banking and financial system. The award ceremony will be held on 11th June 2019 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

The full list of nominees is below;

African Banker of the Year

Admassu Tadesse – Trade and Development Bank
Brehima Amadou Haidara – La Banque de Développement du Mali
Brian Kennedy – Nedbank, South Africa
James Mwangi – Equity Bank, Kenya
Johan Koorts – ABSA, South Africa

African Bank of the Year

Attijariwafa Bank, Morocco
Ecobank (ETI)
Equity Group, Kenya
Mauritius Commercial Bank, Mauritius
Trade and Development Bank

Investment Bank of the Year

ABSA – South Africa
Coronation Merchant Capital – Nigeria
NedBank – South Africa
Standard Bank – South Africa

Best Retail Bank in Africa

Coris – Burkina Faso
Ecobank (ETI)
Guarantee Trust Bank – Nigeria
KCB, Kenya
QNB AlAhli – Egypt

Innovation in Banking

ABSA – South Africa
Family Bank – Kenya
KCB – Kenya
MCB Capital Markets – Mauritius
Ubuntu Coin – Côte d’Ivoire

Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Absa – Enel Green Power
Afrexim – Syndicated Loan for EBOMAF/Goverment of Cote D’Ivoire
National Bank of Egypt – ElSewedy Electric Hydropower Project
RNB – Roggeveld Wind Power Project
TDB – Mozambique FLNG Project

Deal of the Year – Debt

Absa – $350m Old Mutual Renewable Energy IPP Procurement Programme
Afrexim – $500m ChinaExim Syndicated Loan
CIB – $389m Egyptian Refining Company
Rothschild – $2.2bn Republic of Senegal Dual-Currency Eurobond
TDB – $1bn Sovereign Loan to GoK

Deal of the Year – Equity

Al Ahly – Canal Sugar Equity
EFG Hermes – ASA IPO
RenCap – CiplaQCIL IPO
Standard Bank / RMB – Vivo Energy IPO
Standard Bank IBTC – Flour Mills of Nigeria Rights Issue

Award for Financial Inclusion

4G Capital – Kenya
Amhara – Ethiopia
Bank of Industry – Nigeria
Cofina – Senegal
Jumo – South Africa

Socially Responsible Bank of the Year

Access Bank – Nigeria
Bank Misr – Egypt
Equity Bank – Kenya
KCB – Kenya
Qalaa Holdings – Egypt