Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as Nigeria’s best commercial bank in the World Finance Banking Awards 2022, retaining the award for a second consecutive year.
The bank was also named the Best Corporate Governance Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2022.
The awards, which were presented to the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenener Onyeagwu, at the London Stock Exchange recently, were in recognition of the bank’s ability to embrace digital transformation, best-in-class sustainability, and corporate governance practices, leading to stellar business performance in a difficult economic climate.
A statement by the lender quoted Onyeagwu as saying, “These awards reflect our strong business fundamentals, resilience and ability to adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of the market through our innovative solutions, as well as our commitment to global best practices.
“As a member and signatory to various domestic and international sustainability frameworks including the United Nations Global Compact and the Central Bank of Nigeria sustainable banking principles, we continue to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by creating value for our shareholders, customers, clients, investors, communities and the environment through our practices, operations and investments”
He however dedicated the awards to the founder and Group Chairman, Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, for his pioneering role in building the structures and laying the foundation for an enduring and very successful institution.
“The board for the outstanding leadership they provide the staff for their commitment and dedication; and the bank’s customers for making Zenith bank their preferred financial Institution” he said.