Banking Awards & Dinner Gala

Encouraging innovation, prudence and stability in the banking sector by recognizing, awarding and celebrating exemplary performance in the sector.


The Role of Banks in Scaling up SMEs

When: Friday, 10th May 2019 at 6.30pm

Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi (Elgon Road Upper Hill)

Event Details

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This years project planning process involves holding discussions with industry leaders and players. As such this years’ awards categories and judging criteria will not only focus on financial stability and growth of the banks but also on how the banks have embraced corporate  governance best practices, products and systems innovation, customer service as well as engaging in sustainable social projects. The Best Bank in Kenya 2019 will be the Bank that best demonstrates the above qualities.

A panel of expert judges drawn from various disciplines shall decide on the winners as per set criteria. The judge’s decisions will be informed by analysis of financial information - statutorily published by the banks, coupled with information provided in your entry documents. The panel of judges will contact banks directly for any additional information they might need to help them in the judging process.

PKF Kenya, the 2019 judging process partners, will oversee and audit the entire judging process including the selection of judges and verification of entries. Entries commence on Friday 1 st March, 2019 and close Sunday, 31 st March 2019. All entries must be submitted on this new ThinkAWD platform


  • Entries are open to all Commercial banks and Micro-Finance (MF) Banks licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya.
  • Entries must be for projects that have been implemented within the previous 12 to 18 months.
  • Each award category has its eligibility criteria. Kindly refer to it to ensure you are entered in the most appropriate categories.
  • The judges reserve the right to amend the judging criteria, change the maximum allocated score for any criteria, accept or reject entries. Where one entry is submitted jointly by one or more parties, the judges have the authority to assess and determine if the entry was really a joint effort.
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Award Categories

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Past Award Ceremonies

Event Info

The Annual Celebration of the banking sector’s achievements

will be held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski, Nairobi on Friday, 10 th May 2019.

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Contact info

Think Business Limited, Suite J-2, Njema Court, Rhapta Road, Westlands

  +254 710 368 426

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