The Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje has just been announced the 2013 Banker of the Year – Africa by the World Finance Banking Awards.
The World Finance Banker of the Year – Africa Award is conferred on outstanding bankers who have achieved the most with regards to innovation, profitability and sustainability of their organization. The award also takes into recognition an individual that has been an influential and inspirational leader, has overseen strong financial performance for his organization and has successfully guided his institution to new heights in its industry.
According to World Finance, Segun Agbaje has won the coveted “Banker of the Year – Africa 2013. This category was one of the most sought after categories in the 2013 Banking Awards, however someone has to win and the judging panel confirmed that Mr. Agbaje, is at the vanguard of African Banking and has deservedly earned the reputation and recognition as a truly accomplished and highly respected Banker, locally and internationally. “Under his leadership GTBank Plc has successfully gained impressive year on year market share and confirmed its position as the most profitable bank in Nigeria consecutively for the last 3 years.”
Segun Agbaje’s first class commitment to leading an efficient institution has ensured that GTBank maintains higher margins and the lowest cost to income ratio amongst its peers, despite a relatively smaller branch network when compared to its peers in the country.
According to World Finance, “Our judging panel boasts over 230 years of financial and business journalism, supported by a research team that works round the clock to ensure our award winners are the most deserving in their sector”.
Commenting on his award, MD/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun Agbaje stated that the award he received is in recognition of the hard work and dedication of the Management and Staff of the Bank. He also thanked the Bank’s customers for their trust and continued support and promised to continue to strive to deliver beyond their expectation. Segun Agbaje further stated that the recognition is a challenge and a call to do more in order to promote the global relevance of the African Banking industry.