20131011_Media_Release_Ai_Award_FINAL

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South African lifts up-and-coming leader of the year trophy
Pretoria, Friday, 10 October 2013 — At the Africa investor (Ai) Investment and
Business Leader Awards 2013 held yesterday, Chief Principal Officer John Oliphant of
the Government Employee’s Pension Fund (GEPF) was named as The Up and Coming
Future Leader of the Year.
Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group,
announced the winners of the Investment and Business Leader Awards at an invitationonly ceremony at the Ritz Carlton, during the World Bank Annual Meetings in
Washington, DC.
In addition, the Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) was awarded
Institutional Investor of the Year. John Oliphant said he was personally "overwhelmed"
by his award but said that the GEPF's award was a "sure indication of the hard work and
dedication of his colleagues".
"I have said on many occasions, as Africa's largest pension fund, GEPF has a
responsibility to ensure its investments serve the long-term interests of all our
stakeholders and make significant and sustainable contributions to the infrastructure and
development of Africa," said Oliphant. "This award recognises the valuable work we are
doing."
Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of Africa investor Hubert Danso said, “The
pursuits of the shortlisted candidates and winners of these Ai Investment and Leadership
Awards have been instrumental in improving practices that resulted in increased
confidence in Africa as a competitive international investment destination.”
The international Africa investment Awards are to reward exceptional business practices,
economic achievements and investments across Africa, recognising the institutions and
individuals improving the continent’s investment climate.
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Issued on behalf of the GEPF by:
HWB Communications
+27 (0)21 421 0430
www.hwb.co.za
For further information please contact:
Penny Motsamai
+27 (0)82 849 8171
[email protected]
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