Pan-African banking group Ecobank has won this year’s Euromoney Excellence Awards for ‘Best Bank for CSR in Africa’ and ‘Best Bank for Transaction Services in Africa.’ Ecobank also won two country awards: ‘Best Bank Ghana’ and ‘Best Bank Malawi.’ The Euromoney awards are presented in recognition of excellence in the global banking community.
Speaking at the 25th Euromoney for Excellence Award ceremony in London, Ecobank Foundation CEO Julie Essiam said: “At Ecobank we are passionate about transforming the communities that we serve across Africa. Through strong partnerships like our work with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we are making long-term positive change. Our award for corporate social responsibility is gratifying and it demonstrates the powerful impact that the private sector makes on development in Africa.”
Commenting on the ‘Best Bank for Transaction Services in Africa’ award, Ecobank’s Transaction Services Group Head Patrick Gutmann said: “We provide innovative transaction services in the 36 African countries in which we operate, and this award shows that we are not only delivering this service, but excelling at it. This award highlights our growing reputation as one of the leading transaction banks in Africa.”
This is the second consecutive year that Ecobank subsidiaries in Malawi and Ghana are being honoured for their performance.
Incorporated in Lomé, Togo, in 1988 Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (‘ETI’) the parent company of Ecobank is the leading independent pan-African banking group. It currently has a presence in 36 African countries, namely: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Côte d’Ivoire, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The Group employs over 19,000 people in 40 different countries in over 1,200 branches and offices. Ecobank is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals international organizations, medium, small and micro businesses and individuals.
Additional information on Ecobank can be found at ecobank.com.