Monday, December 08, 2008

Banker of the Year

This year's recipient of Banker of the Year is Ken Lewis, Chairman and CEO of Bank of America.

Yes the same Ken Lewis whose comment about "stupid bankers" I wrote about in May 2007 and again this past spring. Here's the quote - "we are close to a time when we'll look back and say we did some stupid things".

The same Ken Lewis who is hoping he won't be considered one of those stupid bankers for Bank of America's acquisition of Countrywide and Merrill Lynch.

Two time winner Lewis joins past American Banker honorees including:
  • Kerry Killinger, ousted CEO of Washington Mutual
  • Ken Thompson, ousted CEO of Wachovia
  • Angelo Mozilo, ousted CEO of Countrywide

Congratulations to Ken Lewis and here's hoping he doesn't suffer the fate as the stupid bankers listed above. I meant former honorees.

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Tags : Bank of America , Ken Lewis , Banker of the Year

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