The Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr. Mukhtar Adam, has been named the ‘Chief Financial Officer of the Year’ at the 11th All Africa Business Leaders Awards in partnership with CNBC Africa.

A statement said the award ceremony took place in Sun City, South Africa.

He was honoured with other celebrated professionals across Africa.

Expressing his gratitude for the recognition, Adam thanked the judges and organisers of the award.

He expressed his appreciation for being deemed a fitting recipient of the ‘Chief Financial Officer of the Year’ for 2023.

Adam dedicated the award to the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia.

He expressed his gratitude to the management of Zenith Bank, his colleagues in Nigeria and the bank’s subsidiaries for fostering a positive work environment.

Adam also extended his thanks to the bank’s customers.

The statement said, “The All Africa Business Leaders Awards, in partnership with CNBC Africa, represents Africa’s largest single-business awards, celebrating the pinnacle of African business achievement.

“The AABLA has consistently narrated an African story of perseverance, success, innovation, and accountability. It has become synonymous with recognising the finest in business leadership on the African continent.”

Adam, it added, is a distinguished finance professional with over two decades of cognate experience.

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