Gabriel Eshiague, Managing Director of LAPO Microfinance, was among a few reputable Africans that received this year’s African Achievers Awards in the UK (12th Edition AAA) for his outstanding performance in the microfinance sector. Eshiague is one of the reputable bank MD’s in Africa who have contributed immensely in transforming the Microfinance sector in Africa. He was placed under the category of “EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL LEADERSHIP” for transforming LAPO Microfinance to one of the best microfinance in Sierra Leone. Eshiague has over 20 years experience in the financial sector.
Gabriel Eshiague is a man of honour, integrity and respect. He possesses leadership skills and abilities that make him stand out among many others in his profession. He is the Managing Director of LAPO Micro Finance Company Limited, a position he has held since 2014. He is an inspiring leader and one of the sought after leaders in the microfinance sector in Africa. His leadership abilities truly demonstrate how far he has come, both personally and professionally.
Through the numerous recognitions and honours that have been bestowed on him in the past few years, one has no doubt that Mr. Gabriel Eshiague is someone who delivers results and means business. Heading a company that is adding value to the national economy and improving the lives of thousands of poor men and especially poor women in Sierra Leone, Gabriel heads a team of over 325 vibrant men and women at LAPO locations across the country.
In addition to leading LAPO SL to win multiple awards over the past years, and despite tough economic conditions, Gabriel was recognized by Sierra Ovation as the Best Chief Executive Officer for the year 2019/20. A soft-spoken, yet tough leader, Gabriel seldom talks, and whenever he talks, others listen. That truly demonstrates his character traits and leadership qualities and abilities. He is a “go-getter” and doesn’t take “No” for an answer. His is well respected both among his inner circle, stakeholders and clients wherever he goes.
In addition to being a senior business executive and a leader, Gabriel is also a father, mentor, a learner and a devoted Christian. His staffs refer to him as a true leader, a caring and responsible personality, while the senior executive members of his team look up to him as an inspiration, a corporate diplomat and a coach many people rely on for results.