On 18th May 2017, Banque Populaire du Rwanda Limited, Part of AtlasMara (BPR AtlasMara) scooped the Best Bank in Rwanda 2017 accolade in the Banker Africa Awards for the East African region.
The Awards are organized annually by the CPI Financial publication, which publishes the Banker Africa Magazine, widely regarded as the leader in promoting excellence in Africa’s banking services through its in-depth coverage of the continent’s financial services sector.
BPR was announced as the winner in the Banker Africa East Africa Awards that happened for the fourth time at a Gala Dinner held at the Crowne Plaza, Upper Hill, Nairobi, Kenya.
The bank was among other winners of the corporate Awards which were the result of a stunning 77,000 votes cast by the financial services community in East Africa, the largest number in the four-year history of the Banker Africa East Africa Awards and three times the number of votes cast in the previous year.
In total, 30 institutions across seven countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda shared 46 corporate Awards in which the BPR was among the big winners identified by the readers of Banker Africa and the online community of financial news website www.cpifinancial.net, with leading votes in the Category.
“Each year, the Banker Africa East Africa Awards identifies and rewards excellence in financial services. We aim to promote best practice and offer recognition to the key players working to help create a prosperous diversified future for the region’s economies,” said Robin Amlôt, Chief Executive Officer of CPI Financial. “Winning one of our awards reflects the opinion of the financial services industry across East Africa and our winners may be justly proud of their achievements and also that their peers see them as market-leaders,” added Amlôt.
BancABC Tanzania another Atlasmara group subsidiary also scooped the award of the Best Emerging Bank in Tanzania 2017 which made it a second ATMA subsidiary to be recognized at the event.
The annual Banker Africa Awards are continent-wide programmes open to all banks and financial institutions in Africa. The aim of the Awards programme, split into four individual regions (North Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa), is to recognise outstanding performance and excellence in the financial services industry