Prof. Benedict Okey Oramah, president, Afreximbank would be among top bank executives in the continent who will be honored at the African Banker of the Year Award, ANAMBRA PEOPLE reports
Prof. Benedict Oramah who hails from Nnokwa in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics obtained in 1991 and has been decorated as a Professor of International Trade and Finance by Adeleke University, one of Nigeria’s foremost private universities in 2018. Prof. Oramah worked as the Assistant Manager, Research, for the Nigerian Export-Import Bank from 1992 to 1994 before joining the African Export-Import Bank as Chief Analyst in 1994, rising to the position of Senior Director, Planning and Business Development Department, in 2007. He was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the Bank in October 2008, a position he held until his appointment as President in June 2015 during the 22nd Annual General meeting in Lusaka, Zambia and he was inaugurated in September 2015.
Prof. Oramah has written over 30 articles on a range of African economic and trade related matters, many of which have been published in leading international journals.
Also in the list were Herbert Wigwe, group managing director/CEO, Access Holding Plc, Ade Ayeyemi, group CEO Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Adesola Adeduntan, managing director/CEO of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Mukwandi Chibesakunda of Zambia National Commercial Bank, Admassu Tadesse from Trade and Development Bank, and Vivienne Yeda, of East African Development Bank.
African Banker magazine on April 27, 2022, in London, announced the shortlist of nominees for this year’s edition of the African Banker Awards.
The African Banker Awards are a landmark annual event for African banking taking place during the annual meetings of the African Development Bank. Organised by African Banker magazine and IC Events in co-operation with BusinessinAfrica Events, the African Banker Awards celebrate excellence and best practices in African banking.
In total, 64 nominees were announced, representing banks, financial institutions and technology providers from across the African continent.