7th Edition Connected Banking Summit East Africa – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2023 Concludes with Resounding Success

The Summit brought together the best and brightest minds in the banking, financial services, fintechs and techfin sectors. The event, which took place on 7th March 2023, featured insightful speakers, award-winning companies, and top-notch sponsors.

Attendees were treated to a range of informative sessions, covering topics such as digital transformation, cybersecurity, and risk management. The keynote speeches from industry experts left the audience inspired and informed. Here are the few industry trailblazers who shared the unparalleled content.

Michael Michie – Solv Kenya, Timothy Were – Ministry of ICT & Digital Economy, Winnie Syowai Onyancha – KCB Bank Group, Neo Gong – Huawei, George Njuguna – Safaricom PLC, Sahil Arya – Gulf Arican Bank, Moses Ndirangu – Equity Bank Kenya Ltd, Ashish Baghel – Prime Bank Africa, Hossam Rageh – Mayfair CIB Bank Ltd, Lydia Karanja – Absa Bank Kenya PLC, Evans Odhiambo – I&M Bank, John Njoroge – Guardian Bank, Victor Odada – Stanbic Bank, Raphael Lekolool – Post Bank Kenya, Cyrus Kamau – National Commission For Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI), Amrit Gayan – SBM Bank Kenya, Matilda Kobia – Equity Bank Ltd, Olu Meyanbe – Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, Charles Kinyanjui – National Bank Of Kenya, Andrew Njoroge – Cyber1 Solutions, Isaiah Opiyo – Transunion Kenya, Bamidele Olalekan Oseni – Caleb Consulting Uganda Ltd, Shalom Onyibe – Cyber1 Solutions, James Kariuki Mwangi – Afrifactors Capital Limited.

Several companies and individuals were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the BFSI sector, including KCB Bank Group – Excellence in Innovative Banking, Equity Bank Limited – Best bank in Kenya, Excellence in Corporate Banking – Absa Bank Kenya, Excellence in Lending – Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, Excellence in Digital Innovation/ Banking – Standard Chartered Bank Kenya, Excellence in Retail Banking – Co-Operative bank Kenya, Excellence in Customer Experience – I & M Bank, Excellence in Commercial Microfinance – National Bank of Kenya, Excellence in Asset management – NCBA Group, Excellence in Investment Banking – Stanbic Bank Kenya Limited, Best Islamic bank of the year – Gulf African Bank, COO of the Year – Amrit Gayan – SBM bank Kenya, Excellence in Payments – Mpesa, CDO Of the year – Hartnell Ndungi – Absa Bank Kenya, CIO of the year – Jaine Mwai – Standard Chartered Bank, CISO of the year – Thelma Kganakga – Equity Bank Ltd, CEO of the year – John Gachora – NCBA Group, Digital Transformation Provider of the year – Huawei, Banking Personality of the year – Nasim Devji – Diamond Trust Bank Kenya, Excellence in Usage of Data – Absa Bank Kenya, Best financial Inclusion Initiatives of the year – Absa Bank kenya.

The summit was made possible by the support of our sponsors. Their contributions helped to ensure the success of the event.

Gold Sponsor – Huawei, Gold Sponsor – ABSA Bank Kenya, Silver Sponsor – Cyber1 Solutions, Silver Sponsor – Technology Fund Africa Ltd, Networking Sponsor – BA Consulting,

Overall, the 7th Edition Connected Banking Summit East Africa – Innovation & Excellence Awards 2023 was a resounding success, with attendees leaving with valuable insights and new connections. We look forward to seeing everyone again in South Africa on 24th May 2023.

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