Zenith Bank adjudged ‘Best Commercial Bank’ at World Finance 2022 Awards


Zenith Bank Plc has won back-to-back the Best Commercial Bank, Nigeria, at the World Finance Banking Awards 2022.

The bank was conferred with the Best Corporate Governance Bank, Nigeria in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2022.

The bank said in a statement that the prizes were presented to the group managing director/chief executive of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu at the London Stock Exchange yesterday (Monday).

It added that the laurels were in recognition of the bank’s ability to embrace digital transformation and best-in-class sustainability and corporate governance practices, leading to a stellar business performance in a difficult economic climate.

Commenting on the awards, Onyeagwu said: “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 (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 said.

He dedicated the awards to the founder and group chairman, Mr. Jim Ovia for his pioneering role in building the structures and laying the foundation for an enduring and 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.

World Finance is a leading international magazine providing comprehensive coverage and analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy.

The editorial combines award-winning reportage, covering a broad range of topics from banking and insurance to wealth management and infrastructure investment, with contributions from some of the world’s most well-respected economists and theorists as well as consultants in government think tanks and the World Economic Forum.

Recall that Zenith Bank has won numerous awards including Best in Corporate Governance ‘Financial Services’ Africa for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022, Best Commercial Bank, Nigeria and Best Innovation in Retail Banking, Nigeria in the International Banker 2022 Banking Awards and Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2020; Bank of the Decade (People’s Choice) at the ThisDay Awards 2020, etc.


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