Stanbic Wins Euromoney’s ‘Best Bank in Uganda’ Award

Patrick Mweheire CEO Stanbic Bank Uganda (first left) poses for a group photo with fellow bankers after winning the ‘Best Bank in Uganda’ award at the 2016 Euromoney Excellence Awards in the UK

Stanbic Bank has been named the Best Bank in Uganda in the 2016 Euromoney Excellence Awards held on July 6 in London.

ChimpReports understands the Bank was recognized for its role as an exclusive investment bank in a number of landmark deals.

These include the recent syndicated loan of 114 M dollars to MTN Uganda, sildenafil Bank Populaire du Rwanda’s sale of a 62 percent stake to Atlas Mara and the subsequent merger between BPR and BRD Commercial Bank.

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The Bank was also mandated lead arranger for the USD 86m term loan facilities for the upsizing of Eaton Towers.

This is the second consecutive year Stanbic Bank Uganda has won this award.

Now in their 25th year, the Euromoney Awards for Excellence are regarded as the benchmark recognition for the financial services industry globally.

Their dedicated research team and awards panel rated all submissions on both quantitative and qualitative factors such as key performance indicators, financial ratios and innovation over the preceding 12 month period.

Patrick Mweheire, Chief Executive for Stanbic Bank Uganda said the accolade from Euromoney not only serves as a demonstration of the financial institution’s capability but also is a validation of its continued commitment to invest in the development of the people, clients and the country.

“We are proud to have received further industry recognition as the leading and most innovative bank in Uganda,” said Mweheire.


Recently, the bank was also awarded Best Retail Bank in Uganda, at the 2016 The Banker Africa – East Africa Awards.

Stanbic Bank Uganda is a member of the Standard Bank Group, which walked away with a total of four awards at the 2016 Euromoney Excellence Awards.

Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive for Standard Bank Group said: “These awards provide further confirmation of the success of our client-centric strategy and desire to serve clients through our well-established physical presence in Africa, global connectivity that links Africa both to the rest of the world and within the continent, as well as our in-depth knowledge of conducting business in Africa.”

He added that Standard Bank continues to position itself as the leading bank on the continent through its operations across 20 countries in Africa.

“Having built strong in-country advisory and wealth management capabilities, Standard Bank is able to deliver a full range of universal banking services to clients across various emerging markets,” said Sim.


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