On 15th December, in Paris, the Equatoguinean Fortunato Ofa Mbo Nchama, in his capacity as president of the Central African States Development Bank (BDEAC), received the Leadership and Excellence Oscar, awarded by the International Council of African Mangers (CIMA). The ceremony took place as part of the XXV Annual Leadership Gala for African Managers.
After their deliberations, the CIMA Supervising Committee selected the BDEAC president in order to pay tribute to his leadership, his patriotism, and his economic development, together with his commitment.
This award is the fruit of the efforts made by the president of the bank to reform the financial institution for development within a difficult economic context, marked by a fall in the price of basic products and shortages in CEMAC States.
In eighteen months, Ofa Mbo has been capable of stimulating an active, positive dynamic, resulting in the mobilisation of substantial resources used to finance the economies in the subregion. During the same period, he has also implemented all the institutional and structural reforms that are essential for the sustainability of BDEAC, with adherence to the best international standards. Through these actions, the bank is returning to its focus as a benchmark partner for regional integration and human development.
On receiving the award, Ofa Mbo expressed gratitude for the choice, while indicating that, “this award is a recognition, but above all a challenge, because it challenges us in the role BDEAC must play in Africa”.
The president of the bank dedicated the award to all BDEAC personnel, whose effort, mobilisation and sacrifice made possible the transformation seen at the institution.
Before this Gala evening, the Annual Winner’s Conference of the African Economic Forum was held on 14th December. The theme for this year was “The future is being invented in Africa”.
Those taking part promised to meet again in 2019, in Dakar, Senegal.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office