GFM awards Zenith Nigeria’s Best Bank for second year running

Global Finance Magazine has once again awarded Zenith Bank Plc Best Banks in Nigeria 2021. This makes the second consecutive year the bank will be winning the award.

The bank was among other banks from 35 countries in Africa recognised as the United States magazine announced its 28th Annual Best Bank Awards Winners in Africa.

In a statement by the Magazine, the editors said the selections was made after due consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers, banking consultants and analysts worldwide. According to the statement, the criteria for the selection included growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products.

Speaking on the veracity and importance of the award, Joseph Giarraputo, Publisher and Editorial Director, Global Finance said, this year’s evaluations are more important and valuable than at any point in the 28-year history of the magazine due to the unprecedented economic conditions attendant upon the global Covid-19 pandemic.

“Banks are playing a key role in economic recovery around the world, and as such, our Best Bank awards highlight the leaders in restoring growth and mapping a way forward”, he averred.

Commenting on the recognition, Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director/Chief Executive, Zenith Bank said: “This award is a strong indication of our resilience despite a very excruciating macroeconomic environment exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic.”

He added that the award was made possible by the joint contributions of the bank’s key stakeholders – the Group Chairman, Jim Ovia, for his pioneering and foundational role in building the structures and laying the foundation for an enduring and successful institution; the board for the deep insights and outstanding leadership they provide; the staff for their commitment, doggedness, creativity and outstanding talents as well as the bank’s customers for their continued support and loyalty.

Global Finance’s “Best Banks Awards” are recognised amongst the world’s most influential banking/finance and corporate professionals as one of the most coveted and credible awards in the banking industry. The winners are chosen in 150 countries and territories across Africa, Asia Pacific, the Caribbean, Central America, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America and Western Europe.


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