Waheed Olagunju of BoI awarded 2017 African Banker Icon


The African Banker magazine has conferred the 2017 African Banker Icon award on BoI’s Acting Managing Director, Waheed Olagunju in recognition of the Bank of Industry’s support for the nation’s development and commitment of its board to the vision and agenda on industrialisation.

According to the organisers of the award, the ‘Icon’ category is awarded to an individual or institution for their outstanding contribution in the field of business, banking and finance.

The organisers explained that the awardees were chosen by the awards committee, who had noted excellence in their area of expertise and for their work in helping to change the perception of Africa as well as contributing to the establishment of best global practice in the continent.
“In according you this accolade, the Committee has highlighted your leadership and tireless work at the Bank of Industry over the years. You have played an invaluable role during a period when the bank expanded its activities and which saw significant improvement in the overall performance of its activities.

“Your loyalty and your dedication to the cause have not gone unnoticed. You have been a champion of the missing middle, that industrial heartland we hear so much about but who are often ignored by other financial institutions and yet critical to the continent’s growth and development.

“Last but not least, the African Banker Awards Committee commends your personal integrity and your work to promote Nigeria and African SMEs in both African and international circles.’’


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