The stage is now set for the glamorous occasion where corporate titans are celebrated – 2019 PEARL Awards Nite. The coveted Awards for the Nigerian Capital Market comes up on Sunday November 24, 2019 at the prestigious Eko Hotel & Suites Lagos, with this year’s theme tagged ‘Celebrating Sustainable Leadership and Resilience.’
According to the organizers, the annual PEARL Awards Nite is a national corporate showpiece event where quoted companies and key stakeholders in the capital and financial markets of the Nigerian economy are rewarded for their outstanding contributions to economic development.
The PEARL Awards, instituted in 1995 is endorsed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the apex Capital Market regulatory authority. Commenting on the event which is in its 24th edition, the President of PEARL Awards Nigeria, Tayo Orekoya remarked that this year’s Awards Nite promises to be novel yet glamorous. “The event is being remodeled from an operational stand point to be more appealing and engaging on a night of excellence and glamour”.
Confirmed to grace this occasion are Mr. Olufemi Lijadu, Chairman, Board of Securities & Exchange Commission; Ms. Mary Uduk, Ag. Director-General, Securities & Exchange Commission; Bashorun J.K. Randle, Past President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Mr Kayode Falowo, President, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce, among a host of other captains of commerce and industry.
Awards to be presented for deserving companies fall within the class of Sectoral Leadership, Market Excellence, Special Recognition, Special Honorary and then the Overall Highest Award (The PEARL). In all these categories mentioned, three nominees have been shortlisted and publicly announced on 22nd October 2019, with the winners to be announced at the event come November 24 at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.
The PEARL Awards remains the only Awards event in Sub Saharan Africa that identifies and rewards quoted companies based on empirical data. Which is predominately based on data sourced from audited financial reports companies, utilizing credible parameters and tools of data evaluation that meet international standards.