The famous ceremony held for the “Euromoney Awards for Excellency” (2013), has brought a few names to the spotlight this year and a Portuguese businessman is right on the helm of that list. Lloyds Banking Group CEO, António Horta Osório, has won the award for the best banker in 2013, after his outstanding work in the British financial institution over the past 2 years and a half.
The 49-year old Portuguese administrator has joined Lloyds Bank back in January 2011, but has only been appointed as the group’s CEO later on, around March 1. By November, he was forced to take on a leave due to exhaustion, but that didn’t seem to have kept him out for too long, as he returned right the month after and still before the Christmas season. Since then (December 1), Lloyds‘ shares have risen nearly +182.21%, turning the bank one of the most valuable in Europe.
This year’s performance has also been out of the charts for this British group. In 2013, Lloyds performance in the stock markets has led their shareholders to see their stocks improving roughly 36.31%. Horta Osório is surely one of the persons who deserves the most credit for such achievement and the best proof of the recognition he already has among his peers these days came in the shape of the renowned best banker award, announced this Thursday night.