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Best Bank in Southern Africa 2013 (African Banker Awards)

Published on: Mar 4, 2016

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  • 1. AfrAsia Bank - First Mauritian bank to be honoured at the African BankerAwards as ‘Best Bank in Southern Africa’Tuesday 4 May 2013Held at the Taj Palace in Morocco last week, AfrAsia Bankhas emerged as the “Best Bank in Southern Africa 2013” atthe annual African Banker Awards ceremony. The eventtook place during the annual African Development Bankmeetings, acting as official patron, and was attended byThierry Vallet, General Manager & Executive Director ofAfrAsia Private Banking to whom the award was remitted.“This award confirms the Bank’s successful strategy on theAfrican ground as we leverage our global capabilities tobring excellence in the advice and financial solutions weprovide. We have recognised the need for an activeadvisory technique in investment and our aim is to exceedthe expectations of our clients and meet their needs withtailored investment solutions through a timely process inall transparency,” explains James Benoit, AfrAsia BankCEO.The landmark event brought together over 500 keyindustry players and top government officials from Africaand around the world to celebrate the achievements andbest practices in African banking and finance. “Followingthe award scooped from Euromoney as ‘Best Local PrivateBank’ this year, this is a continuous acknowledgment ofexcellence and innovation for AfrAsia Bank and furtherproof of its active role in driving the economic growthwithin the region while achieving strong credentials,”added Thierry Vallet.AfrAsia Bank is the first bank in Mauritius to beacknowledged by the African Banker Awards independentjudging panel as the sub-region’s best financial institutionin recognition of its consistent performance, quality of itsfinancial products and services, leadership status andcontribution to the growth and development of the sectorin the region. Consisting of renowned individuals chosen for their expertise in the African bankingand finance industry, the judging panel plays their role purely to acknowledge the highflierscontributing to the African footprint and future growth.Commenting on the ceremony, Omar Ben Yedder, Publisher of African Banker said "Once again it hasbeen a night where some of the exemplary leaders we have on this continent have been rewarded
  • 2. for groundbreaking work. It should be noted that the work is far from finished and banks and policymakers need to continue to work together to create the instruments to reach out to the realeconomy for whom many of the products and services are out of reach.’During the ceremony, guests were treated to a star-studded cast of performances namely, GrammyAward winner John Legend, legendary Senegalese singer and politician Youssou DDour, and Masterof ceremony and American actor Mos Def who wowed guests in between the awards presentations.Top listed amongst the best, AfrAsia Bank ranked itself with other international renowned bank,amongst which Guaranty Trust Bank Nigeria (African Bank of the Year), FirstBank Nigeria (Best Bankin West Africa), Banque Gabonais et Francaise Internationale (Best Bank in Central Africa) andNedbank South Africa (Socially responsible Bank of the Year).==End of press release==About AfrAsia BankHeadquartered in the Mauritius International Financial Centre, AfrAsia Bank Limited is a boutiqueprivate and corporate bank, with the ability to tailor innovative banking solutions for both the localand international markets focusing on:Corporate and Investment BankingPrivate Banking and Wealth ManagementInternational Banking SolutionsIn addition to Mauritian shareholder, GML, other strong strategic partners include PROPARCO(subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement) and Intrasia Capital (Singapore). The Bank’score banking and transactional capabilities are also complemented by its asset management arm,AXYS Capital Management and its investment banking arm, AfrAsia Corporate Finance.With the establishment of banking representative offices in South Africa the Bank has cross-bordercapabilities to deliver tailor made solutions with tangible benefits in an environment of trust. AfrAsiaBank’s regional expansion has been taken to a new level with the strategic acquisition of KingdomFinancial Holdings Limited, an investment holding company domiciled in Zimbabwe with interests inthe banking, stock broking and asset management sectors. The company also has operations inBotswana and Malawi.For more information, please contact:Suneeta MotalaHead of Marketing and Public RelationsAfrAsia Bank LimitedTel: 208 5500 / 256 7545Email: suneeta.motala@afrasiabank.comWebsite:

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