The chief executive of UK’s Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório won the banker of the year award- as part of Euromoney's Awards for Excellence 2013- for his efforts to restore the UK bank to profitability over the past two years.
The awards were presented yesterday at a dinner in the City of London attended by more than 500 bankers from the world’s leading financial institutions.
Collecting the award, António Horta-Osório said: “I am honoured to have won this prestigious award. It is testimony to the hard work done by teams across the business to support our strategy of transforming the Group into a simple, UK customer-focused, low-risk retail and commercial bank that is delivering real benefits for customers, colleagues and shareholders.”
António Horta Osório is a Portuguese banker, economist and professor who became Lloyds Group Chief Executive on 1 March 2011. He is 49 years old, married with three children and is a keen tennis player and scuba diver.
Euromoney is the world’s leading financial markets magazine.