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Zenith Bank Named Best Bank in Nigeria for the Fourth Year by the Global Finance Best Banks Awards 2024

Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance Best Banks Awards 2024, marking its fourth win since 2019. The bank was among those recognized by Global Finance from 36 African countries in its 31st Annual Best Bank Awards Winners announcement.

The selections were made by the editors of Global Finance after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers, banking consultants, and analysts worldwide. Criteria for selecting the top banks included both objective factors such as growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development, and product innovation, as well as subjective factors like the opinions of equity analysts, credit rating analysts, banking consultants, and industry insiders.

In response to the award, Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the outgoing Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank, expressed gratitude for the recognition, highlighting the bank’s resilience and dedication to delivering value to stakeholders. He credited the founder and chairman, Jim Ovia, CFR, for his vision in establishing a strong financial institution, and praised the board, staff, and customers for their contributions to Zenith Bank’s success.

Zenith Bank named best bank in Nigeria by the Global Finance best Banks Award 2024

Joseph D. Giarraputo, the publisher and editorial director of Global Finance, expressed that the banking sector has entered a significant turning point with the introduction of generative artificial intelligence, which holds the potential to revolutionize the industry. He emphasized that the Best Bank Awards aim to acknowledge financial institutions that excel in providing a wide array of services, demonstrating long-term dependability, and embracing technological advancements.

Global Finance’s “Best Banks Awards” are highly regarded in the banking industry and are recognized by professionals worldwide. These awards are considered the most prestigious and credible in the industry, with winners selected from 150 countries and territories across various regions. Since its establishment in 1987, Global Finance has consistently identified the top performers in the banking and financial services sector, making these awards a trusted benchmark for excellence in the global financial community.

Zenith Bank has a remarkable track record of outstanding performance, earning the brand numerous accolades. These include being named the Best Bank for Digital Solutions in Nigeria at the Euromoney Awards 2023, being listed among the World Finance Top 100 Global Companies in 2023, and being recognized as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital for the 14th consecutive year in the 2023 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine. Additionally, Zenith Bank has received awards such as Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria for three consecutive years from 2021 to 2023 at the World Finance Banking Awards, Best Corporate Governance Bank in Nigeria at the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards in 2022 and 2023, Bank of the Year (Nigeria) at The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards in 2020 and 2022, and Best Bank in Nigeria for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022 at the Global Finance World’s Best Banks Awards. Furthermore, Zenith Bank has been recognized as the Best in Corporate Governance in the Financial Services sector in Africa for four successive years from 2020 to 2023.

Additionally, we have been honored as the Most Sustainable Bank in Nigeria by the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards. In the same awards ceremony, we were also awarded as the Best Commercial Bank and for Best Innovation in Retail Banking in Nigeria for the year 2022. Furthermore, we have been acknowledged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the Banker Magazine Top 500 Banking Brands for the years 2020 and 2021.

At the BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards, we were named Bank of the Year 2023 and Retail Bank of the Year for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022. Moreover, Zenith Bank has been recognized as the Bank of the Decade (People’s Choice) 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 Organisation in Africa 2021 by SERAS Awards.

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