More than fifty (50) organizations and professionals in the finance sector were recognized at the 2019 Ghana Finance Innovation Awards (GFIA 2019) held on the October 19 in Accra.
The event was under the theme: “Recognizing and Rewarding Excellence in the Finance Industry”, the awards ceremony conferred honours on the outstanding performance of experts of the finance sector.
The 5th GFIA hosted gurus of Ghana’s finance industry including Dun & Bradstreet, GTBank, Ghana EXIM Bank, Glico, Standard Chartered, MTN, CalAsset Management, Opportunity International, KEK Insurance, Ecobank, Barclays Bank, Hollard, National Petroleum Authority and a few others.
MTN Ghana bagged a total of six awards- three for the organization and the remaining for the CFO, Modupe Kadri for his exceptional work in the sector. Standard Chartered Bank also took home six awards- three for the organization, one for the Chief Executive Officer, Mansa Nettey; and the remaining for the bank’s CFO, Kweku Nimfah-Essuman. CalAsset Management, a subsidiary of CalBank took home the Asset Management Company of the Year Award while KEK Insurance was awarded the Insurance Broker of the Year.
In commemoration of its 5th-anniversary, the awards ceremony unveiled the Top 20 Finance Leaders alongside Top 10 CFOs; a compilation of the most outstanding finance CEOs within the private & public sector, as well as CFOs (Chief Finance Officers) who have displayed exceptional leadership in their organizations and commitment to the growth of Ghana’s economy.
Speaking at the event, the CEO of InstinctWave (organisers of the awards), Mr. Akin Naphtal, in his welcome remarks, lauded all the award winners for their contribution to building a robust financial sector.
“GFIA is a celebration of organizations at the forefront of promoting Ghana’s economic growth and, so, I congratulate all the award winners for their enormous contribution to growing the nation’s economy.”
“To commemorate GFIA’s fifth anniversary, we are unveiling two new categories- the Top 20 Finance Leaders and the Top 10 CFOs; a compilation of the most outstanding finance CEOs within the private & public sector, as well as CFOs (Chief Finance Officers) who have displayed exceptional leadership in their organizations.” he announced.
Below is the full list of award winners:
ORGANISATIONAL AWARDS Credit Bureau Provider of the Year Dun & Bradstree Innovative Insurance Company of the year GLICO Group Customer Experience Bank of the Year GTBank Trade Finance Company of the Year Standard Chartered Corporate Performance Team of the Year MTN Innovative Insurance Company of the year Glico Life Insurance Company Asset Management Company of the Year Cal Asset Management Pension Fund Custodian of the year Standard Chartered Innovative Savings & Loan Provider of the Year Opportunity International Insurance Broker of the Year KEK Insurance Fintech Company of the Year Zeepay Export Finance Company of the Year Ghana EXIM Bank Motor Insurance Provider of the year Hollard Ghana Digital Bank of the year Ecobank Finance Team of the Year: Telecom MTN Public Sector Finance Team of the Year: Gold GHEXIM Bank Public Sector Finance Team of the Year: Silver National Petroleum Authority Finance Team of the Year: Banking Standard Chartered Bank Digital Bank of the year Ecobank Investor Relations Team of the Year MTN Finance Team of the Year: Insurance Hollard Insurance
Woman CFO of the Year Antoinette Kwofie- CFO, Barclays Bank CFO of the Year: Telecom Modupe Kadri- CFO, MTN Insurance CFO of the Year Victor Owusu Boakye, CFO- Glico Life Insurance Company CFO of the Year (Banking) Kweku Nimfah-Essuman- CFO, Standard Chartered Bank Outstanding Woman in Finance Award Patience Akyianu, Group Chief Executive, Hollard Group Finance personality of the year Modupe Kadri- CFO, MTN
TOP 10 CFOs
Antoinette Kwofie- CFO, Barclays Bank Daniel A. Addo- Director of Finance, National Petroleum Authority, Edward Botchway- CFO, Ecobank, Modupe Kadri- CFO, MTN Ghana, Victor Owusu Boakye, CFO- Glico Life Insurance Company, Kweku Nimfah-Essuman- CFO, Standard Chartered Bank, Franklin Beecham- CFO, Hollard
TOP 20 FINANCE LEADERS
Daniel Nii Kwei-Kumah Sackey- Managing Director, Ecobank, Abena Osei-Poku, Managing Director, Barclays Ghana, Dr. Kwame Achampong-Kyei, CEO- Glico Group, Thomas Attah John- MD, GTBank, Patience Akyianu- Group Chief Executive, Hollard, Mansa Nettey- CEO, Standard Chartered, Kwame Owusu-Boateng- CEO, Opportunity International, Mr. Anselm Ransford Adzetey Sowah- Managing Director, GCB, Lawrence Agyinsam- CEO, Ghana EXIM Bank, Dominic Adu, CEO, Ghana Home Loans Bank, Henry Oroh, Chief Executive Officer, Zenith Bank, Dr. John Kofi Mensah, Managing Director, Agricultural Development Bank, Kris Ifeanyi Njoku, Managing Director, Access Bank, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister, Ministry of Finance, Rev. Daniel Ogbarmey Tetteh, Director General, Security & Exchange Commission, Dr. Ernest Addison, Governor, Bank of Ghana, Julian Opuni, CEO, Fidelity Bank, Mr. Alhassan Andani, CEO, Stanbic Bank, Samuel Sarpong, Managing Director, National Investment Bank,Hayford Atta Krufi, Chief Executive Officer, National Pension Regulatory Authority