Euromoneys chairman Padraic Fallon hosted the event and presented the awards to Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz, Malaysias central bank governor, and Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigerias finance minister.
Euromoney chairman Padraic Fallon with Youssef Boutros-Ghali, finance minister of Egypt.
The brains trust of Latin American supranational borrowing (l-r): Enrique Garcia, president of CAF; and present and past treasurers of the IDB, Eloy Garcia and Carlos Santistevan.
It was a family affair for Okonjo-Iweala. On a rare visit to Washington, where her family still resides, she brought along her father and her husband, whose birthday coincided with the date of the Euromoney reception.
Award winners Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Zeti Akhtar Aziz congratulate each other on their wins. The two became good friends following the Asian financial crisis of 1997, when Okonjo-Iweala was a vice president at the World Bank and Zeti was initially appointed as acting central bank governor.
Okonjo-Iweala dedicated her award to president Olusegun Obasanjo and her economic team.
Fallon praised Zeti for her role in reforming Malaysias capital markets and banking industry.