Sun City, South Africa – Dr. Mukhtar Adam, the Chief Financial Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, has been recognized as the ‘Chief Financial Officer of the Year’ at the prestigious 11th All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in partnership with CNBC Africa. The award ceremony, held at the King’s Ballroom in Sun City on June 23, 2023, brought together esteemed professionals from across Africa.
Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Mukhtar thanked the judges and organizers of the award for bestowing upon him the title of ‘Chief Financial Officer of the Year for 2023.’ He dedicated the accolade to Jim Ovia, CFR, the Founder and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, acknowledging his invaluable guidance and leadership. Dr. Mukhtar also expressed his appreciation to the management of Zenith Bank, his colleagues in Nigeria, and the bank’s subsidiaries for creating a conducive work environment. He extended his gratitude to Zenith Bank’s customers for their trust and support.
The All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA), in partnership with CNBC Africa, stands as the largest single-business awards event in Africa, celebrating remarkable achievements in African business. The AABLA has consistently highlighted stories of perseverance, success, innovation, and accountability, recognizing exemplary business leaders across the continent.
Dr. Mukhtar Adam boasts an impressive career in finance, spanning over two decades. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Finance from Leeds Beckett University, an M.Sc. in Finance – Financial Sector Management from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, an MBA in Finance from the University of Leicester, and a B.Ed. in Social Sciences, specializing in Economics and Management, from the University of Cape