Kenyan Banker Wins Dutch Varsity Prize

A Kenyan banker has been conferred a prestigious award by the Netherlands-based Maastricht School of Management (MSM) for exemplary doctoral research work in business administration.

Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Philip Kamau, a senior director in charge of finance at the African Export-Import Bank, was last month awarded the Elisabeth Strouven prize and medal for being the best researcher in his PhD class.

The Cairo-based banker’s research topic for his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) was in the area of currency risk management titled, The Impact and Management of Currency Risk in Multi-lateral Banks.’

“The Elisabeth Strouven prize and medal for best researcher went to Mr Philip Kamau ‘for his outstanding performance up to and including the DBA Program,’” the university, which is ranked the second-best in the world for doctorate of business administration programmes, said in its online newsletter.

The Elisabeth Strouven prize honours those who contribute to the welfare and development of citizens and societies in Maastricht and around the world through research.

Dr Kamau is credited for establishing the finance and treasury departments at Afreximbank and has helped the Cairo-based pan-African lender raise over Sh712.8 billion ($8 billion) from debt capital markets in his career spanning three decades.

– Business Daily