Zenith Bank Plc has emerged as the best commercial bank in Nigeria according to the World Finance Banking Awards 2022, retaining its position for a second consecutive year. The bank has also been named the best corporate governance bank in Nigeria.
The two awards, which were presented to the bank’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, at the London Stock Exchange -LSE, yesterday, were in recognition of the commercial bank’s ability to embrace digital transformation and best-in-class sustainability and corporate governance practices, leading to stellar business performance in a difficult economic climate.
Speaking on the double recognition, Mr. Onyeagwu said,
“These awards display 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 (UNGC) and the Central Bank of Nigeria Sustainable Banking Principles, we continue to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by creating value for our shareholders, customers, clients, investors, communities and the environment through our practices, operations, and investments.”
He then went ahead to dedicate the awards to the Founder and Group Chairman, Mr. Jim Ovia, for his pioneering role in erecting the structures and laying the foundation for an enduring and highly 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.