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Afreximbank bags 2 top awards at African Banker awards



The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has won the African Bank of the Year and Development Financial Institution (DFI) of the Year award at the African Banker Awards 2023.

This is contained in a statement issued by Afreximbank’s Media Contact, Amadou Sall in Abuja on Friday.

The award was held on the sidelines of the Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

The awards to Afreximbank were in recognition of the bank’s growing leadership within Africa’s financial services sector.

“They said the African Bank of the Year award was going to Afreximbank for being the bank in Africa that had demonstrated a high performance across various metrics and had “considerably changed the banking landscape.

“The bank has done this by reaching out to new customers, offering new services, and adopting inclusiveness by bringing the unbanked into the banking space.

”The bank is also making use of new technologies, and helping to drive growth through a stronger financial sector.”

Sall said the organisers said that Afreximbank was picked for the DFI of the Year award because it had demonstrated a high performance across various metrics, both qualitative and quantitative.

“They added that the bank had supported clients and projects and delivered high impact during “these unprecedented times”.

”It had also considerably changed the development finance landscape by investing in impact-led projects and contributed to the sustainable economic development of the continent.”

He said by winning the African Bank of the Year and DFI of the Year awards, Afreximbank became the sole institution to win more than one award during the ceremony

Sall said a total of 20 awards were given out at the ceremony.

He said the African Banker Awards was organised by African Banker magazine to celebrate the achievements of individuals and institutions that have contributed significantly to the growth and development of Africa’s banking sector.

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