Leading Pan-African banking group, Ecobank was named the “Best Bank in Africa” in Euromoney’s 2011 Excellence Awards, held last week in London.
The awards are recognised as the most prestigious in the Financial Market.
Ecobank’s Chief Executive Officer, Arnold Ekpe said the accolade comes as a gratifying acknowledgement of the Group’s significant progress to date.
“Our vision has always been to provide world-class banking services, whilst also enhancing the financial integration of Africa. We are mindful of the need to remain focused on improving our services and financial performance,” Ekpe said.
Ekpe further noted the bank is grateful for the continued support of its clients, shareholders and employees, without whom this achievement would not have been possible.
In its evaluation, Euromoney highlighted Ecobank’s unparalleled reach in Africa and its role in providing the banking infrastructure for Africa’s growing middle class and in facilitating banking transactions across the continent for companies and individuals alike.
The annual Euromoney Awards for Excellence, now in their 20th year, continue to be amongst the most respected awards in the financial services industry.
All the awards have one central theme; they recognise institutions and individuals that demonstrate leadership, innovation, and momentum in the markets in which they excel.