For a third year running, Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank inNigeria at the World Finance Banking Awards 2023. The bank also emerged as the Best Corporate Governance Bank, Nigeria, in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2023, retaining the award for a second consecutive year. These awards were presented to Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Zenith Bank Plc, at the London Stock Exchange recently.The recognitions celebrate the bank’s tremendous feats and milestones in financial performance, financial inclusion, corporate governance, and sustainability.
Commenting on the awards, Dr Onyeagwu said that: “these awards are a testament to ourresilience and ability to adapt to the vagaries of the market as well as our innate capabilityto engender very stellar business performances through our innovative products and solutions. It also affirms our continued commitment to global best practices in corporate governance, sustainability and corporate social responsibility.” Dr Onyeagwu dedicated the awards to the Founder and Group Chairman, Jim Ovia, CFR,thanking him for his mentorship and for establishing the basis for a resilient and highly successful institution.
He also expressed gratitude to the board for their exceptional leadership, vision, and insight; to the staff for their unwavering commitment and dedication;and to the bank’s customers for making Zenith their preferred bank.World Finance is a foremost international magazine providing extensive coverage andanalysis of the financial industry, international business, and the global economy.
Its editorial combines award-winning journalism, covering a vast array of topics from bankingand insurance to wealth management and infrastructure investment, with contributions fromsome of the world’s most esteemed economists and theorists and consultants fromgovernment think tanks and the World Economic Forum. Zenith Bank’s track record of excellent performance has continued to earn the brandnumerous awards, with these latest honours coming on the heels of several recognitions,including being recognised as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital, for the14th consecutive year, in the 2023 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by Banker Magazine; Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards2020 and 2022; Best Bank in Nigeria, for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022, in theGlobal Finance World’s Best Banks Awards; Best in Corporate Governance’ FinancialServices’ Africa, for four successive years from 2020 to 2023, by the Ethical Boardroom;Most Sustainable Bank, Nigeria in the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards; BestCommercial Bank, Nigeria and Best Innovation In Retail Banking, Nigeria in theInternational Banker 2022 Banking Awards.
Also, the bank emerged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the BankerMagazine Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 and 2021 and Retail Bank of the Year, for threeconsecutive years from 2020 to 2022, at the BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards. Similarly, Zenith Bank was named Bank of the Decade (People’sChoice) at the ThisDay Awards 2020, Bank of the Year 2021 by Champion Newspaper,Bank of the Year 2022 by New Telegraph Newspaper, and Most Responsible Organisationin Africa 2021 by SERAS Awards.