Thursday , 20 June 2024

FirstBank, CEO get African Leadership award

FIRSTBank of Nigeria Limited and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Adesola Adeduntan have been awarded the African Bank of the Year and African Banking Personality of the Year 2019 at the Eighth African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Award dinner.

The event themed ‘’Africa for Africans – Exploring the gains of a connected continent’’, was held at Johannesburg, South Africa.

The FirstBank CEO was honoured in recognition of his significant contribution to the financial industry and Africa’s socio-economic development while FirstBank which celebrated it quasquicentennial anniversary last year, was identified for its leading role at demonstrating high performance across various metrics, in terms of maintaining public trust, business integrity, corporate governance, ethical codes of conduct, excellent customer service and innovative banking products and offerings.

Adeduntan dedicated the awards to his colleagues at FirstBank of Nigeria and FBNBank, its business footprints in over half a dozen countries across three continents.

The event had in attendance over 200 prominent political, business and diplomatic leaders, including President, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; South African Deputy President, David D Mabuza, South African Ministers Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Lindiwe Zulu, and Publisher, African Leadership Magazine, Dr. Ken Giami.

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