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President Uhuru Kenyatta awarded prestigious Africa investor Infrastructure Investment Award

President Kenyatta receives Infrastructure Personality of the Year Award in Abuja

President Kenyatta receives Infrastructure Personality of the Year Award in Abuja

Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group, today announced that His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, was named as Africa investor’s Infrastructure Personality of the Year.

The announcement and presentation was made at the Ai CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit that took place yesterday in Nigeria, ahead of the country hosting the World Economic Forum on Africa.

The award was presented by Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, who said; “His Excellency President Kenyatta has displayed a unique capacity to engage and ensure the private sector participates and brings transformative infrastructure projects to financial close, with a keen eye on environmental sustainability through a renewable energy focus, regional integration and catalysing the jobs that will be created through each phase of the projects, from design, to maintenance of said infrastructure assets.”

The Africa investor (Ai) CEO Infrastructure Investment Summit is the calendar event and premier business development forum for infrastructure investors, sovereign wealth and pension fund managers, project developers, project sponsors and PPP policy makers.

Ai Summit partners and sponsors included GE Africa, The European Union BizClim Facility, Rand Water, the African Development Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Bolloré Africa Logistics, Tincan Terminal Lagos, ARM Infrastructure, Zuma Energy, Shoreline Energy, Guinness Nigeria, Damac Properties, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Bunengi Group, Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission, the African Business Roundtable, Africa investor Capital, the World Bank Group, the African Union, and Quadrant and All Africa.

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For the full list of winners, see below.

Africa investor would like to thank their Summit partners and sponsors, which include: GE, The European Union BizClim Facility, Rand Water, the African Development Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, Ecobank, Bolloré Africa Logistics, Tincan Terminal Lagos, ARM Infrastructure, Zuma Energy, Shoreline Energy, Damac Properties, the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, the African Business Roundtable, Africa investor Capital, the World Bank Group, the African Union, Bunengi Group and Quadrant.

Africa investor Infrastructure Projects Awards 2014 Winners:

Developer of the Year

Bolloré Logistics Africa – Pemba Terminal Services

Power Deal of the Year

Rand Merchant Bank – Various

Transport Deal of the Year

Government of Kenya/China Road and Bridge Corporation – Kenya Rail Line

ICT/Telecoms of the Year

FBN Capital – Debt facility for Emerging Markets Telecommunications

Water Deal of the Year

Befesa Ghana, Desalination plant, Accra

Social Infrastructure Deal of the Year

Government of Angola, Calombolica Prison

Oil and Gas Deal of the Year

Oando Energy Resources, Acquisition of ConocoPhillips

PPP Champion of the Year

AfDB Private Sector Division

Infrastructure Fund of the Year

Harith, PAIDF2

Infrastructure Regulator of the Year

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Sponsor of the Year

Government of Kenya

Bank Arranger of the Year

Standard Bank

Legal Advisor of the Year

BBP Law

Advisor of the Year

Standard Chartered Bank

Regional Project of the Year

DHL, Investment in West African infrastructure

Healthcare Deal of the Year

GE Africa, Privatised hospitals, Abuja

Infrastructure Personality of the Year

His Excellency Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya

Africa Investor

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