Safaricom has been recognized for its role in deepening Africa’s capital markets through the vibrancy of its listed shares at the 2013 Africa Investor (Ai) Index Series Awards. Safaricom was awarded the Ai 140 Company of the year award due to the value of its shares as measured by market capitalization and liquidity, as measured by the average daily value traded in US dollars.
Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore was also named the Ai40 CEO of the Year at the ceremony held at the New York Stock Exchange.
Safaricom which is listed at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) is currently trading at an all-time high share price of Sh8.40 and is the NSE’s most valuable company with a market capitalization of Sh328 billion. The company outperformed eight other nominated listed companies that included East African Breweries Ltd, Equity Bank and the Kenya Commercial Bank.
Most Innovative African Stock Exchange was awarded to the Nairobi Securities Exchange, while Safaricom was recognised both for Best Performing Ai40 Company and Ai40 CEO of the Year, where Robert Collymore, CEO of Safaricom took the honours. Kenya Commercial Bank meanwhile was awarded Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company.
The Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards ceremony coincided with the 6th annual Africa investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit, held in association with NYSE Euronext. The Summit brought together over 250 international investors, African CEOs, pension funds and capital market professionals to explore investment partnerships in African assets and equities.
Below is the complete list of the Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards 2013 Winners:
|Most Innovative African Stock Exchange||Nairobi Securities Exchange|
|Best African Investment Bank||UBA Capital|
|Best African Research Team||Ecobank|
|Most Innovative Capital Markets Regulator||Securities Exchange Commission of Nigeria|
|Best Performing Broker in Africa||Auerbach Grayson|
|Best African Fund Manager||Actis|
|Best African IPO||Umeme|
|Best Performing Ai100 Company
Best Performing Ai40 Company
|Ghana Commercial Bank
|Ai100 CEO of the Year||Simon Dornoo, MD, Ghana Commercial Bank|
|Ai40 CEO of the Year||Robert Collymore, CEO, Safaricom|
|Most Innovative Ai SRI50 Company||First Bank of Nigeria|
|Most Innovative Ai SRI30 Company||Kenya Commercial Bank|
|Ai SRI50 CEO of the Year||Aliko Dangote, Founder and CEO, Dangote Group|
|Ai SRI30 CEO of the Year||Phillips Oduoza, Group MD/CEO, UBA Bank|
|International Pension Fund of the Year||United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund|
|African Pension Fund of the Year||Government Employees Pension Fund, South Africa|
|Capital Markets Personality of the Year||Mohammed El Erian, CEO and Co-CIO, PIMCO|
The Africa investor (Ai) Index Series Awards recognise and reward Africa’s institutional investors, stock exchanges, best-performing listed companies, stockbrokers and capital market regulators.