Standard Bank Group has been awarded the 2013 Bank of the Year award from Africa Investor magazine. The award recognises their growth and performance, how their banking structure and strategy equips them for future developments in the market and their contributions to financial inclusion and economic development in Africa.
Africa Investor is an influential niche publication for finance and investment professionals working in Africa. Its International Investment and Business Leader Awards, now in its eighth year, shed light on Africa’s many investment and business leader success stories.
These prestigious awards are the longest standing international investment awards that reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements and investments across Africa, as well as recognise the institutions and individuals improving the continent’s investment climate.
The award was announced at the recent World Bank Annual Meetings in Washington, DC, in the United States. The other nominees in this category were Kenya Commercial Bank, First Bank of Nigeria, Equity Bank, Guaranty Trust Bank, Barclays Africa, Zenith Bank and Ecobank.