Mr James Mwangi Equity Bank chief executive officer was on Friday named the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012, at an awards ceremony held in Monte Carlo’s Salle des Etoiles.
He was picked from 59 country finalists vying for the title across 51 countries, each of whom had already been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in their home countries.
“I’m honoured to accept this award on behalf of the people and customers of Equity Bank,” he said.
“This is a global recognition for Africans who are embracing the power of entrepreneurship to change the economic and social state of Africa.”
Mr Ruben Vardanian, President, Troika Dialog and Chair of the judging panel said, “Not only has James really transformed people’s lives across Africa by offering them access to funding that they have never had before, Equity Bank continues to grow quickly through a strong financial performance.”