Access Bank Plc has emerged Nigeria’s biggest winner at the 2016 EMEA Finance Banking Awards organised by EMEA Finance Magazine.
Access Bank won in 3 categories awarded to financial institutions in the Pan-African Region: the ‘CEO of the Year’, awarded to Access Bank’s Group Managing Director and CEO, Herbert Wigwe; ‘Best Bank in Nigeria’ and ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank at the annual African Banking Awards Dinner in London, United Kingdom, Wigwe thanked the staff of Access Bank, acknowledging their support in achieving the goal of not only becoming one of the Top 3 banks in Nigeria, but also for participating in the firm’s CSR activities that have touched the lives of thousands of Nigerians.
“We are delighted to receive these prestigious awards. It is a testimonial to the hard work we have done in line with our five-year strategy to become the world’s most respected African Bank.’
“2016 has been a remarkable year for the Bank as we continue to receive both regional and international acclaim. We have reaffirmed our status as innovative industry pioneers equipped to help our customers take tomorrow today,” Wigwe stated.
EMEA Finance CEO Christopher Moore said: “A repeat winner of our Best Bank in Nigeria award, Access Bank has become a Nigerian powerhouse, and one of the premier financial institutions in the country. Generating steep increases in revenues and profit growth over the past several years is no small feat, particularly with strong negative macroeconomic headwinds.”
The hat-trick comes after two recent big wins at the Business Day Awards where the Bank was named ‘Bank of the Year’ and Access Bank’s Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe was also crowned ‘Bank CEO of the Year’.