Zenith Bank Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, has once again demonstrated its excellence and resilience by scooping two prestigious awards at the World Finance Awards 2023, held at the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The bank was named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria for the third consecutive year and also received the Best Corporate Governance Bank in Nigeria award for the second year running.
The Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, was presented with the awards during the event at the LSE. The recognitions were a testament to the bank’s remarkable achievements in various areas, including financial performance, financial inclusion, corporate governance, and sustainability.
Expressing his gratitude, Dr. Onyeagwu dedicated the awards to the Founder and Group Chairman, Jim Ovia, CFR, for his invaluable mentorship and for laying the foundation for a resilient and highly successful institution. He also thanked the board for their exceptional leadership and vision, the staff for their unwavering commitment, and the bank’s customers for their continued trust and loyalty.
In his comments, Dr. Onyeagwu highlighted the bank’s ability to adapt to market challenges and its commitment to delivering stellar business performance through innovative products and solutions. He emphasized Zenith Bank’s adherence to global best practices in corporate governance, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility, which have played a vital role in securing these prestigious accolades.
World Finance, a renowned international magazine, organizes the World Finance Awards to recognize excellence in the financial industry, international business, and the global economy. With contributions from esteemed economists, theorists, and consultants from various prestigious institutions, the awards hold significant importance within the financial community.
Zenith Bank’s recent victories add to its already impressive collection of accolades. The bank has been recognized as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital for 14 consecutive years in The Banker Magazine’s Top 1000 World Banks Ranking. It has also received several other prestigious awards, including Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Banks Awards for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022 and Most Sustainable Bank, Nigeria in the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards.
Additionally, Zenith Bank was named Bank of the Decade (People’s Choice) at the ThisDay Awards 2020 and has been consistently recognized as the Retail Bank of the Year by the BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.
The bank’s continuous success and recognition underscore its commitment to delivering exceptional banking services and its dedication to maintaining its position as a leading financial institution in Nigeria and beyond. As the financial landscape continues to evolve, Zenith Bank remains focused on innovation, customer satisfaction, and upholding the highest standards of corporate governance and social responsibility.