Over 30 awards were conferred on top finance leaders and institutions at the 6 th edition of the Instinct Business Finance Innovation awards held on Friday 4 th June at the Movenpick Ambassador hotel.

Top Finance Institutions and Experts honored at 6th Instinct Business Finance innovation Awards

The event which was themed “Celebrating Excellence & Innovation in the Finance Industry”, attracted key stakeholders and industry players.

Speaking at the event during his welcome address, Mr. Akin Naphtal, Instinct Wave CEO said the 6th edition of the awards was to celebrate finance institutions and experts who in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have transformed businesses and made laudable profits.

“The adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on economic development cannot be overemphasized. Interestingly businesses have not only stayed afloat but have and are making laudable profits. This is no mean feat, and could not have been achieved without notable finance experts and institutions.

“And so tonight, we are recognizing and celebrating businesses that have gone beyond responding and recovering from the pandemic. We are recognizing experts who have helped transform & rebuild organizations in the new norm for a stronger future,” he stated.

Below is a list of Award winners:

Organisational Awards

The Best Loan Provider of the year AwardBayport Savings & Loan
Investor Relations Team of the YearMTN Ghana
Asset Management Company of The Year AwardCal Asset Management Company
Finance Innovation Award: TelecomMTN Ghana
Best Bank in Promoting Cashless SocietyZenith Bank Ghana
Best SME Bank of the YearAbsa Bank Ghana
Innovative Pension Company of the YearGlico Pensions
Export Finance Company of the YearGhana EXIM Bank
Corporate Performance Team of the YearMTN Ghana
Fintech Solutions Provider of the yearZeepay
Excellence in Pension Regulatory AwardNational Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA)
Agency Banking Bank of the year AwardFidelity Bank Ghana
Finance Innovation of the year Public SectorGhana EXIM Bank
Public Sector Finance Team of the YearGhana EXIM Bank
Finance Team of the Year: TelecomMTN Ghana

Individual Awards

Most Promising CFO of the YearKobina Bentsi-Enchill Acting CFO, MTN Ghana
Pension CFO of the YearBelinda Tandoh CFO, Glico Pensions
Savings & Loans CEO of the Year AwardNII Amankra Kwashie Tetteh CEO, Bayport Savings & Loan
Pension CEO of the YearDr. Francis Sapara-Grant CEO, Glico Pensions
Pension Personality AwardHayford Atta Krufi CEO, National Pension Regulatory Authority (NPRA)
Outstanding Woman in Finance AwardNana Ama Poku Deputy CEO – Banking Ghana EXIM Bank
Finance Personality of the YearAntoinette Kwofie CFO, Absa Bank Ghana
Life Time Achievement AwardMrs. Frances Adu-Mante Board Chair Absa Bank
Hall of Fame AwardJoseph Agyepong Founder and Executive Chairman Jospong Group of Companies

TOP 10 Finance CEOs

Mr. Anthony Akindele Ogunranti CEO, Zenith Bank Ghana
Mrs. Abena Osei-Poku CEO, Absa Bank
Julian Kingsley Opuni CEO, Fidelity Bank Ghana
Mansa Nettey CEO Stanchart Ghana
Lawrence Agyinsam CEO, Ghana EXIM Bank
Daniel Sackey Managing Director Ecobank Ghana
Dr. John Kofi Mensah Managing Director Agricultural Development Bank (ADB)
Forkuo Kyei CEO Glico Group
Keli Gadzekpo CEO Enterprise Group
Stephen Oduro CEO SIC Group

Africa top 25 CFO awards

1Antoinette Kwofie, Executive Director & Regional CFO Absa Ghana
2Modupe Kadri Chief Financial Officer MTN Nigeria
3Tsholofelo Molefe Group Chief Financial Officer. MTN Group
4Ayo Adepoju Group CFO Ecobank
5Jane Mberia Group CFO Continental Reinsurance Plc
6Umar I. Ajiya Chief Financial Officer Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
7Ngozi Ola-Israel Group CFO AXA Mansard
8Ms Abigail Mukhuba Group Financial Director Salam South Africa
9Phillips Oki CFO 9Mobile
10Ugo Nwaghodoh Group Chief Financial Officer United Bank for Africa Plc
11Kweku Nimfah-Essuman Chief Financial Officer Standard Chartered Bank
12Dilip Pal CFO Safaricom
13Sotande-Peters Adesola Vice President Finance Ghana, Nigeria & Africa Controls & Governance Unilever
14Ms. Risper Genga Ohaga Group Chief Financial Officer East African Breweries Ltd (EABL)
15Lawrence Kimathi Group Chief Finance Officer KCB Bank Group
16David Ngata Group Director, Finance Equity Group Kenya
17Oluseyi Kumapayi, CFO Access Bank Plc
18Edward Nartey Botchway , Chief Financial Officer & Executive Director Ecobank Ghana
20Paul Victor Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Sasol
21Punki Modise Interim Group Financial Director Group Financial Director Absa Group Limited
22Anton De Bruyn CFO The Shoprite Group of Companies
23Arno Daehnke Group Financial Director Standard Bank Group
24Adebanji Adeniyi CFO GTBank
25Raisibe Kgomaraga Morathi CFO/Executive Director Vodacom Group


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