The 2017 Think Business Awards has been launched under the theme ‘finding opportunities in uncertainty’. As an annual event, it is meant to celebrate the achievement of Kenya’s investments sector especially those players who continue to innovate to stay ahead even during uncertainties.
The event is organized annually by Think Business Limited a financial sector data and information power house supported by the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), Retirement Benefit Authority (RBA) and the Kenya Association of Stockbrokers and Investment Banks (KASIB).
This year’s awards will evaluate performance in 4 sub – industry categories namely Capital Markets category, Pension Schemes category, Collective Investment Schemes Category and finally the Fund Managers/Investment Managers.
Speaking at the 2016 awards dinner gala, Dyer and Blair Chairman, Mr. Jimnah Mbaru said in his acceptance speech for the Lifetime achievement awards winning at such an awards competition is not only a reflection of the good work an organization has been putting on in the past year but also acts as an inspiration to new entrants in the industry as to what can be achieved by the sector. Mr. Mbaru was recognized for his long service and immense contribution to the industry since the launch of the NSE many years back.
The awards strategic objective is to recognize and reward outstanding performance of companies as reflected in their audited financial statements. The evaluation process also seeks to shine a spotlight on companies that have greatly contributed to the growth of the sector through technological innovations, adoption of good corporate governance, social impact and sustainability, investing in stakeholder education and great client customer service.
Entries submission in various categories is currently on going and will culminate in the unveiling of the winners at a dinner gala to be held on the Friday 17th November 2017.