Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been named Bank of the Year by leading international investment and communications group, Africa Investor (Ai), at the prestigious Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards 2015, which took place on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Launched in 2007, the Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards is the only pan-African Awards designed to recognize Africa’s best performing stock exchanges, listed companies, investment banks, research teams, regulators, socially responsible companies and sovereign wealth and pension fund investors. The investment and business leadership awards aim to reward exceptional business practices, economic achievements and investments across Africa, whilst recognizing the institutions and individuals improving the continent’s investment climate.
According to Hubert Danso, CEO of Africa investor: “Africa’s capital markets remain some of the most attractive propositions for institutional investors globally. We are therefore delighted to showcase the institutions and CEOs at the forefront of delivering world class returns. GTBank stands out as the Bank of the Year for its ability to continuously deliver notable success and significant progress across its businesses, despite increasing regulatory headwinds and an extremely challenging environment.”
Commenting on the award, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said: “We are extremely delighted to be recognized as the Bank of the Year. For us, this award is an acknowledgement of the dedication and hard work of our staff, management and Board to deliver superior customer service centered on our core value of excellence. It also represents our commitment to providing our customers with superior banking experience by prioritizing innovation, integrity and excellence in service delivery. As a Bank, we will continue to differentiate ourselves by aggressively pursuing innovative solutions and global best standards in creating sustainable value for stakeholders.”
The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service delivery and innovation. The Bank operates from over 230 branches within the country and has banking subsidiaries in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom.