Egypt’s leading private sector bank, Commercial International Bank (CIB), is thrilled to announce that Hisham Ezz Al-Arab, Chairperson of CIB, has received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the African Banker Awards 2023.
The African Banker Awards’ committee has granted him this accolade in recognition of his remarkable achievements throughout his banking career, especially as leader of CIB. Under his careful guidance, Ezz Al-Arab managed to build CIB into one of Africa’s and the emerging market’s most successful private sector banks, renowned for its continuous commitment to global best practices in both corporate governance and risk management. His unwavering integrity and groundbreaking accomplishments, which span throughout his life, serve as a source of inspiration for many in the financial services industry and beyond.
The African Banker Awards is a landmark annual event organized by the African Banker magazine with the support of the African Development Bank Group as the event’s official patron, the African Guarantee Fund as the platinum sponsor and the Trade and Development Bank as an associate sponsor. The Awards took place during the African Development Bank’s annual meeting, where pioneering banks and their leaders are awarded and recognized for using the best practices in the continent.
“I am humbled and deeply honoured to receive this lifetime achievement award. It is a privilege to have had the opportunity to lead such a talented team and to have contributed to the success of our organization. This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of everyone who has been a part of this journey. I am grateful for their unwavering support and commitment. I would like to thank the organizers of this award for recognizing my contributions and for their efforts in promoting excellence in our industry,” said Ezz Al-Arab in his acceptance speech.
The evening brought together key industry players and top government officials from Africa and around the world to honour the achievements of institutions and individuals who have offered significant contributions to the continent’s economic growth and the reformation, modernization and expansion of its banking and financial sector.