• The BIHL Group wins illustrious Best Performing Ai100 Company accolade in New York City
  • Catherine Lesetedi named Ai100 CEO of the Year at the annual awards
  • The Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards a well reputed platform; this is the second double-win for the BIHL Group and its CEO from Ai


GABORONE – The BIHL Group once again proves that Botswana businesses stand shoulder to shoulder with the very best in the world, earning the second double-win for the Group in the last 3 years at the prestigious Africa Investor (Ai) Capital Markets and Index Series Awards. The BIHL Group took home accolades for the “Ai Best Performing Ai100 Company,” while Group CEO, Catherine Lesetedi, received the “Ai100 CEO of the Year” for the second time in her career.

The Awards were hosted as part of the 12th annual Ai CEO Institutional Investment Summit at the NASDAQ Market site in Times Square, New York, on the 25th of September 2018. The BIHL Group and Ms. Lesetedi earned these very honours in 2016 as well.

“Incredible news for the BIHL Group as a whole, and indeed for Catherine, our Group CEO. We are absolutely thrilled to see this proudly Botswana-born and based Group soar, and indeed fly our National flag high. Whilst we certainly do not do what we do for the glory or the awards, this is yet another affirmation that we are on the right track. It further attracts the right kind of investor and stakeholder attention that can enable further growth and success for the Group and our subsidiaries,” said BIHL Group Chairperson, Mrs. Batsho Dambe-Groth. “We share this milestone with the thousands of BIHL shareholders, staff, investors, clients, brokers, partners and indeed every stakeholder of the Group.”

The Ai Capital Market Index Series Awards recognise the achievements of capital market investors, business leaders, regulators and institutions improving Africa’s capital market investment climate. First launched in 2007, the Awards are based around the Africa investor (Ai) Index Series. They are designed to recognise Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies, investment managers and institutional investors. The platform continues to gain international repute as a leading awards forum and platform for dialogue on a global level.


Said Hubert Danso, CEO and Vice Chairman of Africa investor, said, “For over a decade, Africa investor has been proud to host this platform to highlight the best in African institutional and capital market investment transactions. Over this time, we have seen the quality, innovation and quantity of transactions increase exponentially along with a surge of Middle East and Asian Sovereign investment activity this year and to continue our vision to bring global recognition to the organisations and personalities driving and unlocking Africa’s investment potential.”