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IBFIA to reward resilience of finance industry players as 2021 entries open

IBFIA to reward resilience of finance industry players as 2021 entries open

Instinct Wave, Africa’s premium business-to business event company, is set to host the 6th edition of the Instinct Business Finance Innovation Awards (IBFIA) for 2021, which aims to reward the success, innovations and experts contributing to the smooth running of the financial services sector despite the disruptions occasioned by the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Previously known as the Ghana Finance Innovation Awards (GFIA), the awards scheme has rebranded into Instinct Business Finance Innovation Awards, to identify and reward excellence in the financial industry on an Africawide scale. This year’s edition of the prestigious awards is scheduled to be held at the Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel, Accra, on 26th March 2021.

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Akin Naphtal, chief executive officer, Instinct Wave described the awards as an impetus that propels human motivation in terms of contribution to the growth of the African economy at large.

“We cannot underestimate the role of the financial sector and its importance to national development and the development of the entire continent of Africa. We are excited to honour and celebrate with organisations at the forefront of promoting economic growth and lifting the veil on individuals and firms that have contributed immensely to the sector,” Naphtal said.

He added that his company believes that the awards will inspire a new generation of robust work ethics, industry leaders and desired processes in the finance sector.

IBFIA will also recognise leading finance experts, teams and top finance organisations, whose outstanding leadership and practices have raised the standards of accountability within the profession, showcased brilliance in managing organisations’ wealth as well as promoting economic growth and sustainability.