Access Bank Plc recently won the Gender Leader of the Year Award at the just concluded Africa CEO Forum which was held in Kigali. And taking to his Twitter page, the Group Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe, congratulated the entire team for the new win.
According to Mr Wigwe, the company is not yet where it wants to be. But winning the coveted prize is a testament to the great effort being made to reach their goals, and the extra work that needs to be done to achieve a gender-balanced world.
— Herbert Wigwe, FCA (@HerbertOWigwe) March 25, 2019
Access Bank Plc also posted on their official page about how the award came in at a good time, seeing as it coincides with the month that is dedicated to celebrate women around the world.
In the tweet, the bank stated that the award was an honour for them and they will keep upholding the balance not just only on Women’s day but every day.
#BREAKING: @myaccessbank wins the Gender Leader of the year Award at the @africaceoforum ?
It is a immense honour as the Award comes at the time the world is reminded that #BalanceForBetter does not end with #WomensDay
Congratulations to the entire group.#ACFAwards #ACF2019 pic.twitter.com/HZJfnxVDlF
— Access Bank (Rwanda) Plc (@accessbankrw) March 25, 2019
About the Africa CEO Forum – The Africa CEO Forum is the first high-level international meeting of leaders of major African companies. It is organised by Jeune Afrique Media Group (publisher of Jeune Afrique and The Africa Report), and by the Swiss society.
In only eight editions, The Africa CEO Forum has become an unparalleled event for the African private sector. The event provides a unique platform for developing high-level business relationships while promoting African companies on the continent and internationally.
It is recorded that the forum has witnessed 1500 participants in 2018, about 70 countries represented in 2018, 140 journalists in the same year, 700 CEO’s on daily attendance, 3000 participating companies since the year 2012, 120 heads of states and ministers since the year 2012.
The above figure shows that the Africa CEO Forum is the largest and biggest event that brings together African company executives, investors, and public officials with the sole idea to work and improve the economic condition of the African nation.