Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand following its recent recognition for good corporate governance during the 2015 African Business Awards held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Launched in 2008 by African Business magazine, the African Business Awards has become the deﬁnitive business awards in Africa, recognising leadership and excellence on the continent. The objective of the awards is to highlight a successful and vibrant Africa that is open to local, regional and global business ventures.
According to the publisher and managing director of IC Publications, Omar Ben Yedder, in winning this year’s award, GTBank stands out in Africa and the rest of the world as a benchmark for good corporate governance, business ethics and adherence to international best practices.
Commenting on the award, managing director/CEO of GTBank, Segun Agbaje said, “we operate in challenging business environments, but we believe that our stakeholders should be better off for partnering with us. We have set high goals and benchmark for ourselves against global standards which influence our service culture and product offerings, thereby enabling us to remain relevant to our customers while adding value to all stakeholders.
“For us, winning this award is an attestation of the hard work and dedication of our staff, management and board towards conducting business in a manner that typifies our adherence to global best practices. It also is an indication that our business model, systems and management are recognized globally as a benchmark for good corporate governance.”
He further stated that earlier this year, the bank became the first financial institution in Nigeria to obtain and fully implement the triple International Organization for Standardization certification by the British Standard Institute (BSI) as required by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
According to Agbaje, as a bank, we will continue to ensure conformity of our processes with international best practices and global standards.