Corporate Governance: GTBank Named ‘Best Bank in Africa’

  • Corporate Governance: GTBank Named ‘Best Bank in Africa’

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has been named the ‘Best Bank in Africa’ in the financial services category at the 2017 Corporate Governance Awards.

The event, organised by the Ethical Boardroom Magazine, recognises outstanding companies who have exhibited exceptional leadership in the area of governance and professional ethics.

Over the years, Ethical Boardroom magazine’ editorial team, together with a host of distinguished contributors, has tackled the most complex and pressing issues that have a positive and negative influence on boardroom leadership, committees and quorum, ethics and compliance, shareholder engagement, activism and risk management strategies.

In a statement by the GTBank, the Managing Editor, Ethical Boardroom, Spenser Cameron, was quoted as saying, “Deciding upon which African financial services company had scooped the top prize for 2017 was a hard task, considering all the final nominees had excelled and over-achieved in their governance practices over the last 12 months.

However, there could only be one winner and that was Nigeria’s very own Guaranty Trust Bank.”

Commenting on the award, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, GTBank, Mr. Segun Agbaje, said, “We are delighted to be recognised as the Best Bank in Africa for Corporate Governance by a globally renowned and well respected magazine.

“This award is an affirmation of the bank’s strict adherence to the values of professionalism, quality service delivery and internationally accepted corporate governance standards, which have enabled us create an oasis in the African banking industry.”

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