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.
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
Infrastructure Regulator of the Year
The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission
Sponsor of the Year
Government of Kenya
Bank Arranger of the Year
Legal Advisor of the Year
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