The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Retail, CreditVille, Fusion 360 Degree, Lilvera Group and Olabanjo Obaleye, MD/CEO, Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank have won the 2020 Africa Finance Award for showing dynamism in business during the difficult year.
The award that was held at the Sheraton Hotel Ikeja Lagos recently also have winners in Most Trusted SME Consumer Finance Company of the Year, West Africa Shipping & Logistics Company of the Year, Pension & Finance Leadership Category, Best Luxury Real Estate Construction Company of the Year and many others.
Speaking during the awards, Chairman, Award Organising Committee, Mr. Camill Chineme said, “We are delighted to welcome you to the ninth annual edition of Africa Finance Award 2020. This year’s edition will witness the crowning of some distinguished brands and personalities, pillars of industries and outstanding achievements of corporate leaders across different sectors in Africa.”
Mr. Chineme stated that we are gathered to appreciate the professional prowess of some of our outstanding brands, the uncommon professionalism, dynamism and courage of our business leaders during this very difficult year.
At the ninth edition, NNNPC Retail won Best Downstream Petroleum Products Retailer of the Year, CreditVille won Most Trusted Consumer Finance Company of the Year, Obaleye of Infinity Trust Mortgage Bank picked up Most Admired Mortgage Bank CEO of the Year.
Other winners include Crystal Finance Company for Most Trusted SME Consumer Finance Company of the Year, Norremberger Financial Group, Most Trusted Finance & Investment Brand of the Year (Investment & Finance Leadership Category), Inland Containers Nigeria – West Africa Shipping & Logistics Company of the Year, First Pension Custodian- West Africa Pension Custodian of the Year, Lilvera Group- Most Customers Focused Experiential Marketing Company of the Yea, Sky Capital & Financial Allied International- Most Customers Focused MSME Loan Company of the Year and Carrillion Consultants- Best Luxury Real Estate Construction Company of the Year.
The Communication and Marketing Research Group won Most Admired Marketing Research Agency of the Year in the Customer Services Leadership Category, Soji Odedina, Managing Director of Katalyst Marketing won Marketing Communications Personality of the Year in CEO Leadership Category, UK-Dion Investment Limited awarded with Most Admired Investment & Finance Company of the Year in Customer Services Leadership Category, FIRMUS Limited won Best Retail Lending Provider of the Year in Customer Services Leadership Category and Fusion 360 Degrees won Most Admired Consumer Engagement Company of the Year in Customer Services Leadership Category.
Speaking on the award, Richard Rotoye, managing director CreditVille Finance Limited thanked the organisers for surmounting the odds of COVID-19 to put the event together. “I am particularly excited by the organisation and adherence to the COVID-19 protocol.”
“It is a wonderful evening not because we have won but because those who won did so on merit,” Mr. Rotoye said.
Speaking on the importance of the award to his company, Debisi Omoniyi, group managing director/CEO of Fusion 360 Degrees said, “This award will spur his company to deliver more on the core mandates.”
“This year was tough, we have to postpone the award ceremony three times but we are here eventually,” said Abidemi Adesanya, Project Director, Africa Finance Award.