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GTBank MD Segun Agbaje emerges African Banker of the Year

By on June 1, 2012

Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje has been conferred with the 2012 African Banker of the Year Award by the African Banker Magazine.

The African Banker Award recognizes key financial industry leaders across the continent, who through good vision and leadership, have led their institutions to become industry leaders and trend setters. Winners of the coveted Award must have consistently guided their organization to strong financial performance and contributed significantly to the quality of service offered by the financial services industry in their country, Africa and abroad.

Commenting at the 2012 African Banker Awards Dinner, which held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 in Arusha, Tanzania, Mr. Segun Agbaje attributed his receipt of the award and the Bank’s varied achievements over the years to discipline, a defined operating strategy, hands on knowledge about the various markets the Bank operates in and the passion of GTBank employees, who constantly strive to give 100% above customer expectations every single time.

Mr. Agbaje is a well respected professional with over 20 years experience in various aspects of banking.  His belief in hardwork, innovation, discipline and excellence have enabled him steer Guaranty Trust Bank plc to become the most profitable and respected Bank in Nigeria today. The Bank is the most capitalized bank in Nigeria in terms of market capitalization (US2.7 billion as at March 7, 2012) and its stock the most highly priced for any Nigerian financial institution. In addition the Bank has continued to consolidate its position as a foremost African brand through enviable financial performance, adherence to the highest corporate governance principles and the introduction of innovative products and services.

Under Mr. Agbaje’s leadership, Guaranty Trust Bank has received numerous accolades within the last 12 months that include the 2011 Best Bank in Nigeria Award from Euromoney, the 2011 Bank of the Year Award from The Banker Magazine and the 2011 Best Bank in Nigeria Award from EMEA Finance.