By Biodun Ayeni
Reaffirming the role of GtBank as a foremost African financial institution, its Managing Director/CEO, Segun Agbaje, has been crowned as the CEO of the Year at the 2015 Finance Monthly Global Awards
The Monthly Finance Awards, which is in its seventh year, is one of the most sought after industry awards and compiled by a dedicated team of researchers, who draw on the views of thousands of stakeholders including investors, analysts, executives, employees, and media professionals worldwide.
The research results are used to inform and identify best management practices and critical success factors, and ultimately recognize achievement in business.
Every year, Finance Monthly magazine identifies and honours the most respected companies and their leaders, by recognizing extraordinary individuals who have shown the strategic foresight and leadership to deliver superior performance over the past 12 months, effectively managed all key stakeholders and prepared the organization for the next phase of growth.
According to Mark Palmer, Finance Monthly Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief, “The success of every business starts with a strategic, resourceful and engaging leader. It is these qualities that help foster team spirit and employee motivation, which in turn create a successful company.
“The CEOs listed within Finance Monthly’s 2015 CEO Awards publication are corporate leaders who deliver results and have achieved considerable success in their sectors.
In winning this award, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc stands out as one of Africa’s most successful, innovative and forward thinking CEOs whose inspiring leadership has helped create an enduring organization with deep beneficial impact on the wider community and society at large.”
Commenting on the award, Agbaje said, “We operate in challenging business environments, but we believe that our stakeholders should be better off for partnering with us thus, we set high goals and benchmark ourselves against global standards which influence our service culture and product offerings, thereby enabling us to remain relevant to our customers while adding value to all stakeholders.
“For us, this award is an indication that we have earned the loyalty of our customers and an attestation of the hard work and dedication of our staff, management and Board without whom this award would not have been possible.
Whilst thanking the Bank’s customers for their continuous patronage and tremendous support over the years, he further stated that the Bank would continue to leverage its brand equity to tap into the growth potentials of African economies.
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The GTBank brand is regarded by industry watchers as one of the best-run financial institutions across its subsidiary countries and serves as a role model within the financial service industry due to its bias for world-class corporate governance standards, excellent service quality and innovation.