Co-op Named Best Regional Bank in East Africa by African Banker Awards

A total of 22 Awards were presented at the African Banker Awards 2022

Co-op Named Best Regional Bank in East Africa by the 2022 African Banker Awards

The Co-operative Bank of Kenya has been named the Best Regional Bank in East Africa by the 2022 African Banker Awards.

Co-op Bank was awarded at the 16th edition of the African Banker Awards Gala Ceremony that took place Tuesday at the Kempinski Hotel, in Accra, Ghana.

The award recognises a lender who has excelled in the banking industry in its region by reaching out to new customers, offering new services, adopting inclusiveness by bringing the unbanked into the banking space, making use of new technologies and contributing to a stronger financial sector.

The winner of the African Bank of the Year, for the second year running, was awarded to the Standard Bank Group, the continent’s largest bank by assets and also by tier one capital.

Winners of the African Banker Awards 2022

Energy Deal of the Year

Temane Thermal Power Station  |  Absa Mozambique and International Finance Corporation

Agriculture Deal of the Year

US $200 Million corporate facility (the “Facility”) to BUA Industries Limited (“BIL”)  |  Africa Finance Corporation

Infrastructure Deal of the Year

The Luanda Bita Water Supply Project  |  African Trade Insurance Agency

Debt Deal of the Year

BANK OF INDUSTRY €750 Million Debut Senior Note Participation Notes due 2027  |  Bank of Industry

Equity Deal of the Year

Prosus’ c. US$15 Billion Accelerated Equity Offering in Tencent  |  Citi 

Sustainable Bank of the Year

Trade and Development Bank

 FinTech of the Year


Award for Financial Inclusion

Tugende Uganda

SME Bank of the Year


DFI of the Year

Trade and Development Bank

African Bank of the Year

The Standard Bank Group

African Banker of the Year

Benedict Oramah

Central Bank Governor of the Year

Deputy Central Bank Governor, Uganda, Michael Atingi-Ego

Yaw Kuffour Award for Trade Finance

Coris Bank

Minister of Finance of the Year

Hon. Vera Esperança dos Santos Daves de Sousa, Angola

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Dr. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Lifetime Achievement

Atedo Peterside CON, Founder of ICBT Bank

Best Regional Bank – North Africa

National Bank of Egypt

Best Regional Bank – Southern Africa 

Mauritius Commercial Bank

Best Regional Bank – West Africa

Fidelity Bank, Ghana

Best Regional Bank – East Africa

Co-Operative Bank of Kenya

Best regional Bank – Central Africa

Raw Bank, DRC

The African Banker Awards are a landmark annual event for African banking and a part of the official programme of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Annual Meetings. The theme of the overall AfDB Annual Meetings this year is “Achieving Climate Resilience and a Just Energy Transition for Africa”.

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