Top Financial brands, Personalities, Others honoured at 4th NFIA

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The 4th Nigeria Finance and Innovation Awards, which recognizes the accomplishments of financial executives and organizations for their financial leadership and contributions to their companies’ growth held on Friday, November 2, 2018 at Oriental hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event which was on the theme: ‘Rewarding Excellence in the Finance Industry’ saw a total of 31 personalities and institutions celebrated.

The annual awards also rewards success, growth and innovations of finance executives and their teams’ efforts towards their organizations sustainability while showcasing excellent works that have been rendered by firms that provided them with the services, support and technology that enabled their success.

Mr. Akin Naphtal, CEO of InstinctWave, lauded organizations shortlisted for the awards, adding that winners were recognized for their contributions to the growth of the finance industry and the individuals for their financial leadership and contributions to their companies’ growth.

Below is the full list of winners:

Insurance Broker of the Year:

FBN Insurance Broker

Consumer Finance Company of the Year:


Leasing and Financing Company of the Year:


Credit Bureau Provider of the Year:

CRC Credit Bureau

Innovative Investment Bank of the Year:

Coronation Bank

Wealth Management Company of the Year:


Asset Management Company of the Year:

Stanbic Asset Management

Trustee Firm of the Year:

STL Trustees

Innovative Microfinance Bank of the Year:

Accion Microfinance Bank

Innovation in Customer Experience:


Innovative Pension Company of the Year:

Stanbic IBTC Pension

Innovative Insurance Company of the Year:

Nem Insurance

Financial Technology Solutions Provider of the Year:



Finance Team of the Year: Banking:


Finance Team of the Year: Insurance:

NEM Insurance

Finance Team of the Year: Telecom/IT:


Finance Team of the Year: Industrial Goods:


Investors Relations Team of the Year:


CFO of the Year: Insurance:

Ms. Stella O. Omoraro, CFO, NEM Insurance

CFO of the Year: Logistics:

Olawale Oladeji, CFO, DHL

CFO of the Year: Telecom:

Oluseyi Olanrewaju, CFO, Vodacom

Credit Bureau CEO of the Year:

Ahmed Babatunde Popoola, CEO, CRC Credit Bureau

Trustee CEO of the Year:

Funmi Ekundayo, CEO, STL Trustees

Microfinance CEO of the Year:

Taiwo Adesina Joda, CEO, ACCION MFB

Asset Management Personality of the Year:

Mrs, Dayo Olagunju, CEO, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management

Woman of the Year: Fintech:

Oluwatobi Boshoro, CEO, RenMoney

Internal Audit Personality of the Year:

Humphrey Okorie, CEO, IIA

Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance:

Uyi Akpata, Country Senior Partner, PWC Nigeria

Excellence in Promoting Entrepreneurship Award:

Lagos State Employment Trust Fund

Insurance Personality of the Year:

Tope Smart, CEO, Nem Insurance

Finance CEO of the Year:

Abubakar – Jimoh, CEO, Coronation Merchant Bank



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