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GT Bank boss is African banker of the year


Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje

Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje

The Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Segun Agbaje has bagged African Banker of the year at the 2016 African Banker Awards held in Lusaka, Zambia recently.

According to the bank, the African Banker Awards is internationally recognized as the landmark finance event to reward achievements, commend best practices and celebrate excellence in African banking industry.

The award provides a platform to bring together industry leaders from across Africa and celebrate the achievements of those driving economic growth in Africa.

Speaking at the Gala Dinner, which had in attendance over 400 financiers, business leaders, influential personalities and policy makers. The Group Publisher of African Banker magazine, Omar Ben Yedder, said; “Over the years, I have been privileged to honour some truly exceptional individuals who have left an indelible mark on the industry.

“Today, we honour a man – Mr. Segun Agbaje – who has redefined the African Banking landscape and built an institution that is proudly African and truly international. Since assuming office in 2011, Mr. Agbaje has led the bank to become one of the most profitable banks in Africa with a well defined CSR strategy that continues to give back to its host communities through its many philanthropy initiatives.” He added.

Commenting on the award, Agbaje said: “I am humbled and happy to be recognized as the African Banker of the Year. For me, winning this award for the second time in five years is a testament to a great team of passionate and committed people, spurred by a vision to create an oasis in Africa where things are done properly, in line with global best practices.

He added: “We remain resolute in our goal of building a franchise that is not just African but truly international. As a dynamic and driven team, we are determined to achieve more and consolidate our leading position in the banking industry by aggressively pursuing innovative solutions and maintaining a high standard in creating sustainable value for all stakeholders.”

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