Euromoney Names GTBank Best Bank in Africa

L-R: Segun Agbaje, CEO GTBank receiving the awards for Africa’s Best Bank and Nigeria’s Best from Clive Horwood, Editor Euromoney Magazine at the Euromoney Awards held at the London Hilton Hotel, Parklane on Wednesday

Guaranty Trust Bank PLC has been named the Best Bank in Africa 2019 by Euromoney.

A statement by the bank said GTBank was named the best Bank in Africa 2019 at Euromoney’s annual Awards for Excellence, held Wednesday at the London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane.

The bank also emerged as the Best Bank in Nigeria for a record ninth time, reflecting the bank’s position as one of the best managed financial institutions in the country with strong and focused leadership that keep the business in a constant state of re-invention and innovation.

“Key to the emergence of GTBank as the Best Bank in Africa and the Best Bank in Nigeria, is the Bank’s digital drive and its clarity of vision in reimagining the future of banks and banking,” the statement noted.

It further stated that Euromoney awards also recognised GTBank’s commitment to leading the future of banking as well as its consistent long-term strategy led by a senior management team that abhors complacency and keeps the business in a constant state of innovation.

“We are delighted and proud to win the Euromoney Awards for Africa’s Best Bank and Nigeria’s Best Bank. These awards reflect the progress we are making in delivering the best banking experience that captures what customers want in the world of today and tomorrow. They are also a testament to our leading role in driving world class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation in Africa’s banking industry,” Chief Executive Officer of GTBank, Segun Agbaje, said while commenting on the bank’s Euromoney awards.

Agbaje said, “At GTBank, we are passionate about building the bank of the future by leveraging the best of technology to add real value to our customers’ lives, and these awards illustrate the hard work and commitment of our staff, management and board towards achieving this goal.”

According to the statement, this year, Euromoney received almost 1,500 submissions from banks in an awards programme that covers 20 global awards, more than 50 regional awards, and best bank awards in close to 100 countries. The Magazine’s Awards for Excellence celebrates the best banks around the world by recognising institutions that have demonstrated leadership, innovation, and momentum in the markets they operate.

“In selecting its award recipients, Euromoney combines quantitative and qualitative data to honor institutions that have brought the highest levels of service, innovation and expertise to their customers,” the statement noted.