GTB gets corporate governance award
The event, organised by the Ethical Boardroom Magazine, recognises outstanding companies that have exhibited exceptional leadership in the area of governance and professional ethics.
Over the years, the magazine has consistently delivered in-depth coverage and astute analysis of global governance issues.According to the Managing Editor of Ethical Boardroom, Spenser Cameron, the decision on which the African financial services company had scooped the top prize for 2017 was a hard task, considering that all the final nominees had excelled in their governance practices over the last 12 months.
“However, there could only be one winner and that was Nigeria’s very own Guaranty Trust Bank. The West African banking powerhouse has shown the rest of Africa how it’s done by continually placing ethics and integrity at the heart of its business, whilst creating long term value for its stakeholders,” he said.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank, Segun Agbaje, said: “We are delighted to be recognised as the Best Bank in Africa for Corporate Governance by a globally renowned and well respected magazine.
“This award is an affirmation of the Bank’s strict adherence to the values of professionalism, quality service delivery and internationally accepted corporate governance standards, which have enabled us create an oasis in the African banking industry.
“Our ardent commitment to global best practices and standards has seen us emerge the first Nigerian Bank to fully implement all ISO certifications namely; ISO/IEC 27001- for Information Security, ISO 20000 – for IT Service Management and ISO 22301 – for Business Continuity Management and PAS 99:2012 Integrated Management System certification by the British Standard Institute,” he said.