Foremost African financial institution; Guaranty Trust Bank plc has once again reaffirmed its position as a leading global brand with the recent recognition of its Managing Director/CEO; Segun Agbaje as Africa’s Business Leader of the Year during the 2015 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) held at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The All Africa Business Leaders Awards in partnership with CNBC Africa recognizes individuals who have made profound impact in their respective areas by demonstrating innovation, integrity, accountability and adherence to global best standards.
According to Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group, CNBC Africa is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating visionary leadership and excellence in business across Africa. Through this award, we distinguish and honor leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy. She further stated that, “Over the past two months, CNBC simultaneously conducted award ceremonies across East, South and West Africa in search of Africa’s premier business leader. I am proud to announce that our West Africa finalist; Segun Agbaje has emerged winner of the grand finale. In winning this award, Segun Agbaje epitomizes the core values of a successful leader; strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to creating and sustaining a business within the Pan-African and global economy.
Commenting on the award, Segun Agbaje, Managing Director/CEO of GTBank said "I am humbled and proud to be recognized as Africa’s Business Leader of the Year. This award is a testament to a great team of unique, passionate and committed people at GTBank working tirelessly to build a Proudly African and Truly International Institution. Receiving the award, Segun Agbaje stated that Africa is the best continent and that it is a blessing to be born African and be doing business in Africa.
Under his leadership, the Bank has maintained its dominance of the industry by continually recording significant and enviable financial and non-financial performance. His profundity and vivid understanding of diverse financial landscapes has been critical in ensuring the Bank’s successful foray into various financial markets across West & East Africa while maintaining a presence in Europe through its UK Subsidiary. In due recognition of his visionary leadership, Mr. Agbaje is the recipient of several international accolades such as CEO of the Year from Finance Monthly and Banker of the Year from World Finance.