**Wins 2015 Finance Monthly CEO Awards
Foremost African financial institution, Guaranty Trust Bank plc has again endorsed its position as a leading global brand with the recent recognition of its Managing Director/CEO, Segun Agbaje, as CEO of the Year at the 2015 Finance Monthly Global Awards, which was held in London.
The award, which is in its seventh year, is one of the most sought after industry awards because of its integrity.
The CEO Awards is 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 and the hardwork of our staff is truly appreciated.
“I am deeply honoured to have won this award, I want to especially thank all the employees of GTBank, whom without their unrelenting hard work and dedication, the success we all enjoy today would not have been possible.
“We operate in sometimes challenging times, but we set ourselves high goals, benchmark ourselves against global standards, follow the best principles of corporate governance whilst adhering to a set of enduring values.”
He added that, “This award and all the Bank’s successes in recent years can only be credited to the loyalty of our customers, the experience of our board, the passion and dedication of our staff as well as the support of our regulators.”
GTBank has consistently played a leading role in Africa’s banking industry. The 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.