Access Bank Gets Recognition at EMEA Awards

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  • Access Bank Gets Recognition at EMEA Awards

Access Bank Plc says it has received triple recognition at the 2016 EMEA Finance Banking Awards.

In a statement on Monday, the lender said it won in three different categories at the annual African banking awards held recently in London.

Access Bank won in the three categories awarded to financial institutions in the sub-region: the ‘CEO of the Year’, which was awarded to the bank’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Herbert Wigwe; ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’; and ‘Best Bank in Corporate Social Responsibility.’

While receiving the awards on behalf of the lender, Wigwe thanked the workers of Access Bank and acknowledged their support in achieving the goals.

He was quoted to have said, “We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards. It is a testimonial to the hard work we have committed to our five-year strategy to become the world’s most respected African bank.’’

He said, “2016 has been a remarkable year for the bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. I am extremely proud to be part of a profitable institution that is committed to delivering sustainable economic growth that is profitable, environmentally responsible and socially relevant. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today.”

Commenting on the awards, the EMEA Finance CEO, Mr. Christopher Moore, was quoted to have said, “A repeat winner of our Best Bank in Nigeria award, Access Bank has become a Nigerian powerhouse, and one of the premier financial institutions in the country. Generating steep increases in revenues and profit growth over the past several years is no small feat, particularly with strong negative macroeconomic headwinds.”

He added, “We are delighted to recognise Wigwe as our ‘CEO of the Year’. Leadership requires ambition, and Wigwe possesses this quality and much more. His years of dedication and commitment to the development of Access Bank have helped it to attract over eight million customers to complete complex and strategically important financings, and to create an international presence.”

EMEA Finance is a leading bi-monthly global industry publication that reports on the major financial events and happenings initiated by the international financial industry active in Europe, Middle-East and Africa.

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