AfrAsia Bank CEO James Benoit bags ‘HR Leadership Award’ at the World HRD Congress 2012

AfrAsia Bank ‘bank different’ corporate culture rewarded with ‘HR Leadership Award’ at the World HRD Congress 2012
Feb. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The CEO of AfrAsia Bank, James Benoit, has been honored with the ‘HR Leadership Award’ at the 2012 Global HR Excellence Awards, hosted by the World HRD Congress in Mumbai on Friday 17 February 2012.

The theme of this year’s Congress was ‘Survive & Thrive’ and the aim of the Global HR Excellence Awards is to recognize the best of the best, and to benchmark talent and HR practices.

The Jury and Council of Board members of The World HRD Congress conferred the award citing: "James's leadership and contribution to the field of HR is well known globally, and the position he occupies in the fraternity is strategic & iconic and as a thinker & doer he is a role model and a believer in change."

“I am deeply honored to be recognized by the HR community with this prestigious award. At AfrAsia Bank, we value team success and thrive on collaboration, which is the foundation of our achievement and culture. This award speaks further about our unflinching commitment to meeting the challenge of attracting, retaining and rewarding talent at the Bank,” said James Benoit, CEO of AfrAsia Bank.

The congress brought together many leading industry leaders, CEOs, business heads, HR professionals and management consultants from across the world. It provided participants with an opportunity to acquire skills to maximise competencies and become knowledgeable contributors in their organization. The congress also offered unique in-depth approaches to understanding important workplace issues that could affect an organization’s viability in today's fast-paced business environment.

For more information, please call:
Suneeta Motala
Head of Marketing and Public Relations
AfrAsia Bank Limited
Tel: 208 5500 / 256 7545

About AfrAsia Bank Limited
Headquartered in the Mauritius International Financial Centre, AfrAsia Bank Limited is a boutique private and corporate bank, with the ability to tailor innovative banking solutions for both the local and international markets focusing on:
- Corporate and Investment Banking
- Private Banking and Wealth Management
- International Banking Solutions

In addition to Mauritian shareholder, GML, other strong strategic partners include PROPARCO (subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement and other major financial institutions), Dale Capital Group (South Africa) and Intrasia Capital (Singapore). The Bank’s core banking and transactional capabilities are also complemented by its asset management arm, AXYS Capital Management and its investment banking arm, AfrAsia Corporate Finance.

With the establishment of banking representative offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg the Bank has cross-border capabilities to deliver tailor made solutions with tangible benefits in an environment of trust. AfrAsia Bank’s regional expansion has been taken to a new level with the strategic acquisition of Kingdom Financial Holdings Limited, an investment holding company domiciled in Zimbabwe with interests in the banking, stock broking and asset management sectors. The company also has operations in Botswana, Malawi and South Africa.

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Headquartered in Mauritius, AfrAsia Bank is a boutique bank that offers a comprehensive range of financial solutions focusing on Corporate and Investment Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management, International Banking, Treasury.

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