The fourth edition of the Ghana Finance Innovation Awards came off on Friday, 19 October 2018 at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Accra.

The ceremony, which was on the theme: ‘Rewarding Excellence in the Financial Industry’, saw a total of 35 personalities and institutions celebrated for their diverse contributions to the growth of the finance sector over the years.

The Vice Rector and Dean of the Pentecost University College, Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi received the prestigious lifetime achievement award.

A citation accompanying the award said his “outstanding service in commerce and public practice in Ghana, Liberia, the UK and USA as well as his remarkable innovation, tireless efforts has contributed immensely to the finance sector.”

Also, the Managing Director of Universal Merchant Bank, Mr. John Awuah, was adjudged the Finance Personality of the Year; while Finance CEO of the Year went to the Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank, Mr. Daniel Sackey.

According to Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave, organisers of the event, “It is an honour to celebrate with organisations at the forefront of promoting economic growth and lifting the veil on individuals and firms that have contributed immensely to the sector”.

He reiterated that: “We cannot underestimate the role of the financial sector and its importance to national development, a robust financial unit is acute to the success of any organisation, keeping the business financially sound while implementing successful strategies”.

Below is the full list of winners:

Credit Bureau Company of the Year
Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau

Technology Advanced Savings & Loans Company of the Year
Opportunity International Savings & Loans

Finance Innovation Award
MTN

Customer Experience Award
UMB

Private Sector Loan Syndication Award
MTN

Best Savings & Loan Pay Roll Provider of the Year
Bayport Savings & Loans

Innovative Insurance Company of the Year
GLICO Life Insurance

Investment Bank of the Year
Ecobank

The Best Loan Provider of the year
Bayport Savings & Loan

Consumer Finance Product of the Year
Barclays

Excellence in Internal Audit Award
MTN

TEAM AWARDS

Finance Team: Insurance (Silver)
Hollard Insurance

Finance Team of the Year Insurance: Gold
GLICO

Finance Team of the Year: Banking: Silver
Barclays Bank

Finance Team of the Year: Banking (GOLD)
ECOBANK

Finance Team of the Year: Telecom
MTN

Finance Team of the Year Retail
Melcom

Excellence in Financial Reporting & Accountability
Barclays Bank

In-house Tax Team of the Year
MTN

Internal Audit Team of the Year: Retail
Melcom

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Woman CFO OF THE YEAR
Antoinette Kwofie, CFO Barclays Bank

CFO of the Year: Insurance
Franklin Beecham Baiden, CFO Hollard Insurance

CFO of the Year: Telecom
Modupe Kadiri, CFO MTN

Outstanding Contribution to Business & Finance
Victor Owusu Boakye, CFO GLICO

CFO of the Year: Manufacturing
Vipul Bhardwaj; CFO, Fabrimetal

Pension CFO of the Year
Belinda Tandoh, CFO GLICO Pensions

CFO of the Year: Retail
M. R Kumar, CFO Melcom

CFO of the Year: Banking
Edward Botchway

Risk Management Personality of the Year:
Joana Mensah

Pension CEO of the Year:
Dr. Francis Sapara Grant; CEO Glico Pensions

Savings & Loan CEO of the Year
Kwame Owusu-Boateng; CEO Opportunity International Savings & Loan

Credit Bureau CEO of the Year
Adebowale Atobatele, GM, Dun & Bradstreet

Finance Personality of the Year
John Awuah, MD, UMB

Finance CEO of the Year:
Mr. Daniel Sackey, CEO Ecobank

Life Time Achievement Award
Prof. Kwame Boasiako Omane-Antwi

Source: Ghana/AccraFM.com/100.5FM

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