Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has been named the 2015 Bank of the Year and Most Innovative Ai SRI 30 Company 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.
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: “We are delighted to say that this year’s winners are our most exciting yet, and are testament to the ever-improving investment climate in Africa. GTBank’s ability to continuously deliver notable success and significant progress across its businesses, despite increasing regulatory headwinds and an extremely challenging business environment has enabled it emerge double award winners in the 2015 Ai Institutional Investment and Capital Market Awards
Receiving the awards on behalf of the Bank, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said “We are humbled and proud to be recognized as the Bank of the Year and Most Innovative Company in 2015. For us, our emergence as double award winners is an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of our staff, management and Board. It represents our commitment to serving our customers and providing them with value oriented products and services suited to their varied needs. We remain resolute in our commitment to providing our customers with superior banking experience by prioritizing innovation, integrity and excellence in service delivery.
He further stated that, “As a Bank, we will continue to differentiate ourselves by aggressively pursuing innovative solutions and maintaining high standards in creating sustainable value for stakeholders.”
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. 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.