Seychelles first female Central Bank governor honoured with two international awards

The Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles, CBS, Caroline Abel, has been honoured with two awards during the 6th African Business Leadership Forum and Awards.

Seychelles CBS Governor has been awarded the African Female Public Servant of the Year Award by the African Leadership Magazine, as well as a Special Commendation Award from the US Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. (Central Bank of Seychelles) 

Abel was presented with the African Female Public Servant of the Year Award by the African Leadership Magazine at the event which took place in London on July 25.

According to a statement issued by CBS yesterday afternoon, the African Leadership Magazine has said that the award is in recognition for Abel’s “remarkable leadership role and consistent contribution to banking reforms in Seychelles which has had a positive impact on the country as a whole.”

Reserved for deserving public servants, public institutions, groups and associations, the African Female Public Service Award recognises immense contributions made towards the growth and development of Africa’s public service.

Governor Caroline Abel accepting one of her awards. (Central Bank of Seychelles) Photo License: CC-BY


Seychelles’ President James Michel was similarly awarded the African Development Excellence Award during the second US-African Investment Forum, held in New York in September 2013, while the former Seychelles Minister of Finance, Trade and Investment, Pierre Laporte, was honoured as the Southern African Finance Minister of 2013 during the US-Africa Investment Forum awards ceremony held in Houston, Texas in May last year.

Article Source: Seychelles News Agency by By: Sharon Uranie

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