Zenith Bank Named Nigeria’s Best Bank for the Fourth Time in Global Finance Awards

In a remarkable feat, Zenith Bank Plc has once again been crowned as Nigeria’s Best Bank in the prestigious Global Finance Best Banks Awards for the year 2024.

This marks the fourth time since 2019 that the bank has been recognized for its outstanding performance, showcasing its continuous growth, innovation, and customer satisfaction.

The Global Finance Best Banks Awards, now in its 31st year, has recognized Zenith Bank among other leading banks from 36 countries across Africa.

The selection process involved extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers, banking consultants, and analysts worldwide.

Factors considered in the evaluation included the bank’s growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development, and innovation in products.

Dr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu, the outgoing group managing director/chief executive of Zenith Bank, expressed his gratitude to the founder and chairman, Jim Ovia, for his exceptional vision and foundational role in establishing a resilient and enduring financial institution.

He also thanked the board for their astute insights and exemplary leadership, the staff for their steadfast commitment and unwavering dedication, and the customers for their loyalty to the Zenith brand.

The Best Banks Awards are recognized as the most coveted and credible awards in the banking industry, with winners chosen in 150 countries and territories across Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Central America, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, North America, and Western Europe.

Zenith Bank’s track record of excellent performance has earned the brand numerous accolades, including being recognized as the Best Bank for Digital Solutions in Nigeria in the Euromoney Awards 2023, listed in the World Finance Top 100 Global Companies in 2023, and being named the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital for 14 consecutive years in the 2023 Top 1000 World Banks Ranking published by The Banker Magazine.

The bank has also been awarded Best Corporate Governance Bank, Nigeria in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2022 and 2023, Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards 2020 and 2022, Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Banks Awards for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022, and Most Sustainable Bank, Nigeria in the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards.

In addition, Zenith Bank was named the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria in the Banker Magazine Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 and 2021, and Bank of the Year 2023 and Retail Bank of the Year for three consecutive years from 2020 to 2022 at the BusinessDay Banks and Other Financial Institutions (BAFI) Awards.

These accolades not only demonstrate Zenith Bank’s commitment to excellence but also highlight its dedication to providing innovative banking solutions and exceptional customer service.

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