Co-op bank crowned Kenya’s top financial institution in 2019 EMEA Finance AwardsDecember 13, 2019
NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 13 – The Co-operative Bank has been crowned the best financial institution in the country in the 2019 Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Finance Awards.
The EMEA Finance Awards recognize financial institutions which continue to drive profitability, deliver affordable credit to the retail and wholesale markets, and support local and transnational corporations.
The award also reviews the client focus and leadership values of an institution.
The bank was represented at the awards gala held at The Law Society, London, by its Head of Investor Relations and Strategy James Kaburu and Bank Economist Anthony Muli.
“We are delighted to have been recognized with the prestigious EMEA Finance – African Banking Awards 2019, which vindicates our business model that uniquely combines world-class expertise and capabilities with deep-rooted local experience, enabling us to deliver market-leading solutions to our customers in Kenya,” Kaburu said during the gala on December 5.
Co-op Bank has lately been on a winning streak, having recently been named Overall Winner of the Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) 2019 Sustainable Finance Catalyst Award.
The KBA award recognizes institutions that practice sustainable finance which has a direct impact on the financial sector, the economy, the environment and the society at large.
Co-op Bank has also won accolades for strong credentials in Green Finance and sustainability practices.
The bank was named as Best Bank in Sustainable Finance in Kenya at the 2019 Energy Management Awards hosted by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers in April, and in mid-November emerged overall winner in Environmental Sustainability Report at the 2019 East African Financial Reporting (FiRe) Awards held in Nairobi.
Commenting on the recent accolades, the Group Managing Director and CEO Dr Gideon Muriuki said the bank will continue to strive to deliver client-centred cervices.
“As a bank that is predominantly-owned by the 15 million-member Co-operative Movement, we are inclusive by design, which has not only enabled us to deliver shared prosperity today, but also helped us build an awareness and prudence to avoid making decisions that may put future generations in jeopardy.”