From Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos
The publisher and CEO of EMEA Finance Magazine, Christopher Moore has commended Access Bank Plc for its impressive dealings in the capital market. This was done at the EMEA Finance award ceremony which was held recently in London.
At the ceremony, Access Bank, which was nominated in a keenly contested category, emerged victorious as the Best Local Bank in Africa.
While presenting the award to the Bank, Christopher Moore said “Access Bank’s interim results show impressive growth not just in income and profit, but also in the bank’s loan portfolio and deposit base. These accomplishments are testament to a strong management team and business. Additionally, we are impressed with the bank’s capital markets activity, which includes the bank’s second international bond issuance raising US$400mn and its upcoming rights issue”, says Tim Burke, editor of EMEA Finance Magazine”.
Recognizing the difficulty in achieving the feat that the Bank has recorded, he further added “Access Bank competes in a very tough market, Nigerian banks are among the most innovative and dynamic in Africa, and in many other areas are global leaders and fast adopters.
It is a pleasure to recognize Access Bank as our Best local bank for 2014.
Receiving the award on behalf of the Bank, Head, Brand and Strategic Management, Access Bank Plc, Amaechi Okobi thanked EMEA Finance magazine for recognizing and celebrating the humble dealings of the Bank, “this award is a testament to the proactive and innovative approach to Banking that Access Bank has adopted. While many might see it as a call to celebrate, we see it as a call to push further.
Our promise is to deliver excellent services with lightning speed and on a secured platform and we will not disappoint”, he added.