EQUITY BANK LTD
DR. JAMES MWANGI'S AWARDS
MR. PETER MUNGA'S AWARDS
  • EQUITY BANK AWARDS
    AWARD GRANTING ORGANIZATION MOTIVATION YEAR SCOPE COUNTRY PRESENTED
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016
    Africa’s Best Bank
     
    Euromoney Awards  Africa’s Best Bank 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016
    Kenya’s Best Bank
     
    Euromoney Awards 
    Kenya’s Best Bank
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2016
    Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs
     
    Euromoney Awards  Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Catalyst Awards 2016
    Case Study on Bank Operations- 3rd place
     
    Catalyst Awards Case Study on Bank Operations- 3rd place 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Catalyst Awards 2016
    Best Practice in Sustainable Finance-3rd place
     
    Catalyst Awards
    Best Practice in Sustainable Finance-3rd place
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Think Business Awards 2016
    Best Bank in Agency Banking
     
    Think Business
    Best Bank in Agency Banking
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Think Business Awards 2016
     
    Best Bank in Micro-Finance
     
    Think Business
    Best Bank in Micro-Finance
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Retail Banking

    Think Business Best Bank in Retail Banking 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Winner Best Bank Tier 1

    Think Business Winner Best Bank Tier 1 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Think Business Awards 2016
    Best Bank in Product Marketing-1st Runner Up
     
    Think Business
    Best Bank in Product Marketing-1st Runner Up
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Overall Best Bank in Kenya

    Think Business Overall Best Bank in Kenya 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Mortgage Finance-1st Runners Up

     

    Think Business Best Bank in Mortgage Finance-1st Runners Up 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Internet Banking- 1st Runner Up

    Think Business Best Bank in Internet Banking- 1st Runner Up 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Asset Finance- 1st Runners Up

    Think Business Best Bank in Asset Finance- 1st Runners Up 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Customer Satisfaction-1st Runners Up
    Think Business
    Best Bank in Customer Satisfaction-1st Runners Up
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    Think Business Awards 2016

    Best Bank in Mobile Banking-2nd Runners Up

    Think Business Best Bank in Mobile Banking-2nd Runners Up 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Think Business Awards 2016
    Fastest Growing Bank-2nd Runners Up
     
    Think Business Fastest Growing Bank-2nd Runners Up 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya

    The Banker Awards 2016 Best Mobile Banking Service

    The Banker Best Mobile Banking Service 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    The Banker Awards 2016
    Most Innovative Bank
     
    The Banker
    Most Innovative Bank
     
    2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Ai AfricaInvestor 2016
    Equity Investment Bank/Exotix Partners- Best Performing Broker in Africa
     
    Ai AfricaInvestor  Best Performing Broker in Africa 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
    Fire Awards
    IFRS Category for excellent Financial Reporting Standards- 1st Runners Up
     
    Fire Awards Excellent Financial Reporting Standards 2016 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya
     
    The Banker Top 1000 World Banks 2016
     
    The Banker Fastest Growing Large Bank in Africa 2016 2016

    Kenyan Award

    Nairobi, Kenya
    Social Media Awards (SoMA)-Corporate category Eyeballs Media Using social media platforms for economic development while adding value to audiences through social media 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank (Tier 1) Think Business Overall performance in the market 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in SME banking Think Business Supporting the rapidly growing SME sector as a key segment in wealth and job creation 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Retail Banking Think Business Supporting the Bank’s principal market-the formerly unbanked, to generate wealth 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Agency Banking Think Business Increased and convenient access to financial services through the agency model 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility Think Business Supporting society through initiatives geared towards doing good while doing well 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Bank with Lowest Charge Think Business Providing banking services at affordable pricing 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Corporate Banker of the Year Think Business Provision of services and products tailored to best serve corporate clients and market 2015 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in East Africa Think Business Commitment and dedication to the course of social economic transformation of East Africans. 2014 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    The bank with the lowest charges  Think Business Providing banking services at affordable pricing 2014 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in product marketing for Bebapay Think Business Launching a payment solution for commuters in partnership with Google as the country moves towards a cash light system 2014 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    2013 Distinguished Tax Payer, Top Ten Category Kenya Revenue Authority Equity Bank was recognized amongst Kenya's Top Tax Payers 2013 by Kenya Revenue Authority: 2013 Distinguished Tax Payer, Top Ten Category. The Bank is committed to continue upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and to make a contribution in building the nation. 2013 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank (Tier 1) Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing banks with an asset base exceeding Ksh150 billion.  The Banking Awards recognize and reward best practices in the banking industry based on various parameters including customer service, innovation and reach 2013 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards The Banking Awards recognize and reward best practices in the banking industry based on various parameters including customer service, innovation and reach 2013 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Bank with Lowest Charges Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards The Banking Awards recognize and reward best practices in the banking industry based on various parameters including customer service, innovation and reach 2013 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya in terms of Customer Deposits RSM Ashvir For being amongst banks with a deposit base of over Ksh 75 billion. The ranking is based on various assessment faculties which include customer experience, branch network, social impact, risk management and management & governance 2013 Kenyan Recognition Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank (Tier 1) Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding  & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2012 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2012 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Microfinance Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding &  celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2012 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Most Innovative Bank in Africa African Banker Magazine - African Banker Awards For being a financial institution that is making a big impact on improving the banking industry in Africa 2012 Continental Award Arusha, Tanzania
    Best Managed Company in Africa; Banking & Finance Sector EuroMoney Magazine Analysts from leading banks and research institutes nominate the top three companies in each of the countries they cover, bearing in mind market strength, profitability, growth potential and quality of management and earnings 2012 Continental Award London, U.K.
    Best Initiative in Support of SMEs and the Millennium Development Goals Africa Investor To reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements & investments that support the Millennium Development Goals 2011 Continental Award Africa Investor Awards
    Clinton Global Initiative Recognition CGI Mega Cities, Mega Challenges Session For a model which gears at ensuring financial inclusivity 2011 Global Award Washington D.C., USA
    New Sustainability Champion World Economic Forum Report 2011 The only bank across emerging markets that meets the criteria of covering, innovation, growth & corporate sustainability 2011 Global Award World Economic Forum
    Best Bank in Kenya EuroMoney 2011 Awards for Excellence For growing rapidly & organically & focusing on the mass market & small businesses, particularly in rural areas where agricultural livelihoods & informal employment remain vitally important to the economy 2011 Continental Award London, U.K.
    Ai 40 Company of the Year Africa Investor Series Awards To recognize and reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements & investments across the investment spectrum in Africa 2010 Continental Award New York, USA
    Best in Mobile Technology Application in 2010 Computer Society of Kenya Recognized  as the best in mobile technology application in 2010, citing the Mkesho product, a mobile centric bank
    account developed in partnership with
    Safaricom.
    2010 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Inter-Bank Sports/Inter-Bank Sports Champion Kenya Institute of Bankers Equity Bank was champion for the 3rd consecutive year in 2010 and retained the trophy as theInterbank Sports champion 2010 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Microfinance Bank of the Year African Banker Magazine - African Banker Awards For assisting local communities & aspiring entrepreneurs to raise finance, ultimately contributing to their growth & development 2009 Continental Award Istanbul, Turkey
    African Business of the Year Common Wealth Businesses Council & Africa Business Awards by African Business Magazine Recognizes businesses which returned outstanding returns & growth rates coupled with innovative working techniques, & development of staff & the community it operates in 2009 Continental Award London, U.K.
    Ai Financial Reporting Award Africa Investor For leadership & efforts in financial reporting 2009 Continental Award Paris, France
    Best Bank in Inter-Bank Sports/Inter-Bank Sports Champion Kenya Institute of Bankers The sports competition brings together all financial institutions in Kenya in a variety of sporting games 2009 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya  Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2009 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Performing Company in Africa Africa Investor Series Awards For financial performance reflected by the strong growth in revenue & profitability, & underpinned by a strong balance sheet 2009 Continental Award New York, USA
    Most Sustainable Bank of the Year in Africa & Middle East Financial Times & IFC The award was recognition by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for its responsibility in providing solutions to the world’s most pressing issues & meeting those objectives in a financially viable way 2009 Global Award London, U.K.
    Super Brand Awards 2009 Super Brand Awards 2009 Voted as a banking superbrand in 2009 in recognition of the remarkable achievement the bank has realized in making banking affordable & accessible to all  2009 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Inter-Bank Sports Kenya Institute of Bankers The sports competition brings together all financial institutions in Kenya in a variety of sporting games 2008 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2008 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya EuroMoney Magazine Awarded for excellence in the financial services industry 2008 Continental Award London, U.K.
    Best Bank in Kenya  Renaissance Capital Awards Award for asset quality, capital adequacy, earnings & liquidity; all indicators that are standard measures used internationally by rating agencies to grade banks 2008 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Performing Ai 100 Company in Africa Africa Investor Awards Recognizes the best performing public listed company in Africa based on market capitalization, value of shares traded as a proportion of market capitalization, & financial performance in terms of size & the ability of the company to create value for investors 2008 Continental Award New York, USA
    Microfinance Bank of the Year African Banker Magazine - African Banker Awards Award for the micro finance lender who has contributed most to the reduction of poverty in Africa 2008 Continental Award Washington D.C., USA
    Super Brand Awards 2008 Super Brand Awards 2008 Voted the only banking superbrand in 2008 in recognition of the remarkable achievement the bank has realized in making banking affordable & accessible to all  2008 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in East Africa CEOs Most Respected Company Awards 2008 Voted the most respected bank in East Africa & the second runners up CEO’s most respected company in Kenya 2008 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Kenya EuroMoney Magazine Due to the bank's effort in encouraging the unbanked to get involved with the banking sector 2007 Continental Award London, U.K.
    Best Overall Bank in Kenya (1st Runners up) Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Microfinance Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Product Innovation (1st Runners up) Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Retail Banking Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in SME Banking (2nd Runners up) Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Microfinance Institution in Africa MicroCapital Awards Award is based on the bank's return, number of borrowers & size of portfolio, growth & expense ratio. 2007 Continental Award USA & Latin America
    Fastest Growing Bank Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards Recognizing, awarding & celebrating exemplary performers & successes of the banking sector 2007 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Best Bank in Retail Banking Market Intelligence Survey (MI) The survey by the business journal Market Intelligence recognizes and awards exemplary performers in the banking sector in various categories 2006 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Fastest Growing Bank Market Intelligence Survey (MI) The survey by the business journal Market Intelligence recognizes and awards exemplary performers in the banking sector in various categories 2006 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    3rd Overall Best Bank in Kenya Market Intelligence Survey (MI) The survey by the business journal Market Intelligence recognizes and awards exemplary performers in the banking sector in various categories 2006 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Company of the Year Award (COYA) Kenya Institute of Management - Company of the Year Awards (COYA) For being the best company in Corporate Planning Management 2006 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Trophy of Excellence Kenya Bankers Association For being the institution with highest number of qualified bankers 2005 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Trophy of Excellence Kenya Bankers Association For being the institution with highest number of qualified bankers 2004 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 

     

  • DR. JAMES MWANGI'S AWARDS
    AWARD GRANTING ORGANIZATION MOTIVATION YEAR SCOPE COUNTRY PRESENTED
    African Business Leader of the Year Africa Investor Dr. Mwangi has joined a Pan African initiative that promotes private sector participation in infrastructure and intra-African investment. The Pan African initiative brings together over 150 of the continent's most influential business and government leaders. The award is given to the business leader whose organization is well-run with financial results increasing year on year, and embracing innovation, and model corporate citizen. 2013 Continental Award Johannesburg, South Africa
    International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) Award for Philanthropy International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) The award recognizes eminent African individuals and corporations actively impacting on community development, philanthropy and empowerment of the African continent. Dr. Mwangi was cited for his role in advancing economic empowerment and financial inclusion in Kenya and the East African region 2012 African Award Johannesburg, South Africa
    Forbes Africa Person of the Year Forbes Africa For making a real impact in business by stimulating economic growth, creating employment, spearheading innovation and bringing new technologies to the continent as well as being a positive influence to society. This award acknowledges those hard working business people across Africa who help carry the continent forward. 2012 African Award Lagos, Nigeria
    Africa Innovation Leader of the Year CEO Institutional Investment Index Awards/Africa Investor Series Awards  For playing an important role in that process of assisting domestic and international investors to identify partners to participate in Africa’s growth story 2012 African Award New York, USA
    All Africa Business Leader Award 2012 (AABLA) ABN Group & CNBC Africa The award is a recognition and tribute to African Business Leaders. Notably those who have made a qualitative and quantitative difference to the companies, industries and communities that they serve 2012 African Award Johannesburg, South Africa
    Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 Ernst & Young For stimulating innovation, job creation & prosperity during both periods of growth & in challenging economic conditions.  Not only has Dr. Mwangi really transformed people’s lives across Africa by offering them access to funding that they have never had before, Equity Bank continues to grow quickly through a strong financial performance 2012 Global Award Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Life Achievement Award Think Business Kenya - Banking Awards For the role & efforts in financial inclusion for previously unbanked Kenyan citizens 2012 Kenyan Award Kenya
    Chief of the Order of The Burning Spear (CBS) State Commendation - Republic of Kenya The highest order for private citizens in Kenya, for contribution towards the country's economic development 2011 Kenyan Award Kenya
    African Banker of the Year African Banker Awards For ensuring financial inclusivity for the unbanked masses 2011 Continental Award Washington D.C., USA
    Ernst & Young East Africa Master Entrepreneur of the Year Ernst & Young  Ernst & Young as the East Africa Master Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 2011 Global Award USA
    Africa Leadership Network Award Africa leadership Network In recognition of Dr. Mwangi's leadership in bringing prosperity to Africa 2011 African Award South Africa
    African Banker of the Year African Banker Awards For revolutionizing Kenya's banking industry, pioneering the first mobile banking technology in the world to reach out to the unbanked, & for championing the empowerment of ordinary people through inclusive finance 2010 Continental Award Washington D.C., USA
    Top 50 Emerging Market Business Leaders Financial Times For revolutionizing banking in Kenya through an innovative approach to banking by bringing financial services closer to the unbanked majority in the country 2010 Global Award London, U.K.
    Honorary Doctorate (Letters) African Nazarene University For the innovative ideas that have transformed the lives of millions of Kenyans through the introduction of the revolutionary money transfer account M-Kesho. M-Kesho will change the banking culture through the technology that provides convenient
    deposit & withdrawal of money, saving, access to credit & insurance facilities
    2010 Kenyan Recognition Kenya
    CIO 100 Awards Chief Information Officer (CIO) East Africa Magazine Leadership award for ensuring financial inclusivity for the unbanked masses 2010 Kenyan Award Nairobi, Kenya 
    Africa CEO of the Year /  Africa 100 CEO Category Index Africa Investor Series Awards Leadership, which had transformed Equity Bank from a technically insolvent building society to a fully fledged publicly listed commercial bank with over 3.6 million account holders accounting for 51% of all bank accounts in Kenya 2009 Continental Award New York, USA
    Honorary  Doctorate (Entrepreneurship) Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) In recognition of setting trends in entrepreneurial innovation, in line with the university's mission 2008 Kenyan Recognition Kenya
    Honorary Doctorate (Humane Letters) Kenyatta University In recognition of outstanding achievements in transforming the lives of thousands of ordinary people & in recognition of the that fact that these achievements are in tandem with Kenyatta University’s mission of service to humanity 2007 Kenyan Recognition Kenya
    Honorary  Doctorate (Business Administration) Kenya Methodist University (KeMU) Cited his visionary leadership that transformed Equity Bank from a technically insolvent institution to become one of the leading banks in Kenya 2007 Kenyan Recognition Kenya
    Global Vision Award in Microfinance G8 Vision Summit  For initiating concepts of the future that will shape the world economy 2007 Global Award Berlin, Germany
    Moran of the Burning Spear (MBS) State Commendation - Republic of Kenya Awarded in recognition of outstanding or distinguished services rendered to the Kenyan nation 2006 National Recognition Kenya
    Head of State Commendation (HSC) - Civilian Division State Commendation - Republic of Kenya Awarded in recognition of outstanding or distinguished services rendered to the Kenyan nation 2004 National Recognition Kenya

     

  • MR. PETER MUNGA'S AWARDS
    AWARD GRANTING ORGANIZATION MOTIVATION YEAR SCOPE COUNTRY PRESENTED
    Chairman of the Year Capital Markets Authority Equity Bank Group Chairman Peter Munga was named Chairman of the Year during the 4th edition of the annual Capital Markets Awards. Munga was celebrated for laying the vision that became Equity Bank and promoting inclusivity in the financial sector. 2013 National Recognition Kenya
    Chief of the Order of The Burning Spear (CBS) Head of State Commendation - Republic of Kenya The highest order for private citizens in Kenya, for contribution towards the country's economic development 2011 National Recognition Kenya
    Yara Prize Yara Foundation Transforming the lives & fortunes of thousands of small scale farmers in Africa & empowering them to be creators & generators of employment 2009 Global Award Oslo, Norway
    Elder of The Burning Spear (EBS) State Commendation - Republic of Kenya Awarded in recognition of outstanding or distinguished services rendered to the Kenyan nation 2006 National Recognition Kenya