GTB boss, Segun Agbaje named African Banker of the year

The Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Segun Agbaje, has been named as the 2016 African Banker of the year at the 2016 African Banker Awards, which took place at the Africa Development Bank’s annual meeting on 25th May, 2016 in Lusaka, Zambia.

The award is aimed at recognizing achievements and excellence in the African banking sector.

It also provides a platform to bring industry leaders together to discuss and celebrate economic growth in Africa.

Speaking at the Gala Dinner held at the Intercontinental Hotel, Omar Ben Yedder, the Group Publisher of African Banker magazine said, “Over the years, I have been privileged to honour some truly exceptional individuals who have left an indelible mark on the industry. Today, we honour a man – Mr. Segun Agbaje – who has redefined the African Banking landscape and built an institution that is Proudly African and Truly International.”

“Since assuming office in 2011, Mr. Agbaje has led the bank to become one of the most profitable banks in Africa with a well-defined CSR strategy that continues to give back to its host communities through its many philanthropy initiatives.”

On his own part, Agbaje, who has received several international awards including the 2015 CEO of the Year from Finance Monthly, 2015 West African Business Leader of the Year from All Africa Business Leaders Award (AABLA) and 2015 Banker of the Year from World Finance, said, “I am humbled and happy to be recognized as the African Banker of the Year. For me, winning this award for the second time in 5 years is a testament to a great team of passionate and committed people, spurred by a vision to create an oasis in Africa where things are done properly, in line with global best practices.”

“we remain resolute in our goal of building a franchise that is not just African but truly international. As a dynamic and driven team, we are determined to achieve more and consolidate our leading position in the banking industry by aggressively pursuing innovative solutions and maintaining a high standard in creating sustainable value for all stakeholders.”

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