Bank Windhoek recently honoured outstanding individuals and branches as part of the annual Capricorn Group Awards that aims to recognise the achievements of employees of the Group and its subsidiaries.
The awards were handed to recipients at a glittering ceremony held in Windhoek on Thursday, 12 September 2019.
Showing that cross-departmental teamwork delivers results, the Bank Windhoek Deal of the Year Award was shared between the Bank's Corporate and Institutional Banking, Credit, Collateral and Compliance, Treasury, Marketing and Corporate Communication Services and Capricorn Private Wealth for the internationally recognised Bank Windhoek Green Bond.
The Bank Windhoek Retail Branch Awards consisted of six categories where branches from around the country were recognised for their achievements during the previous financial year.
Bank Windhoek's Outapi Branch scooped the Best Branch in New Current Account Growth Award, while Tsumeb Branch and Rehoboth Branch walked away with the Best Branch in Funding Growth and Best Branch in Net Profit Growth respectively.
The Best Performing Specialist Finance Branch Award went to Bank Windhoek's Property Finance. The Retail Banking Services South team were awarded as the Best Performing Region.
Bank Windhoek Walvis Bay won the coveted Retail Branch of the Year Award.
The evening also included the Bank Windhoek Managing Director's (MD) Awards where individuals and the best shared services department were honoured. International Banking Services won the award for best support services at Bank Windhoek.
Monique Venter from Enterprise Risk Management Department received the Service Excellence Award while Derek Sansom from Capricorn Private Wealth won the Bank Windhoek MD Award for Sales Excellence.
“I am exceptionally pleased with the performance of Bank Windhoek citizens. To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace and therefore an Awards evening such as this, to give reward and recognition to those who excelled, is an important part of our organisational culture. We are proud to be the flagship brand of Capricorn Group and to recognise the success and achievements of our employees as part of the Annual Capricorn Group awards," said Bank Windhoek's Managing Director, Baronice Hans.
Capricorn Group's Lead: Core Banking, Chris Hoeseb, received the Capricorn Group CEO Award for Leadership while the IT Organisation department received the award for the best group function.
Capricorn Group's CEO, Thinus Prinsloo congratulated the winners and said: “Two things really stood out for me this year – firstly, great people across the group, embraced the opportunity to step up, pull together and deliver an impactful result. A wide range of stakeholders benefited from our activities. Secondly, our diversification strategy is paying dividends – this year was exceptional in the sense that all the subsidiaries delivered very good results across the board, simultaneously lifting the performance of the Group to record highs".