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Zenith Bank Makes World Finance 100 List As Sole Nigerian Firm

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Zenith Bank Plc has been listed in the World Finance 100 2023 released by World Finance Magazine, making it the only Nigerian company on this esteemed list.

The bank stands out as the sole Nigerian firm and one of three African companies to receive this honour, joining industry giants like Apple, Amazon, and Alphabet.

The World Finance 100 recognizes leading companies across diverse areas of expertise, with selection based solely on outstanding performance and excellence in their respective fields. Zenith Bank’s inclusion highlights its remarkable achievements and sustained success in a highly competitive global market.

Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Group Managing Director/CEO of Zenith Bank Plc, expressed pride in being the single Nigerian company named in the World Finance 100 2023.

He attributed this recognition to the bank’s dedication to its stakeholders, its innovative approach, and its consistent growth, all achieved amidst challenging economic conditions. Mr Onyeagwu acknowledged the critical role played by the visionary leadership of Zenith Bank’s Founder and Chairman, Jim Ovia, in shaping the institution into a resilient and thriving financial force.

He also commended the board, dedicated staff, and loyal customers for their contributions to the bank’s continued success and the strong trust in the Zenith brand.

He said, “It is with great pride that we acknowledge this feat as the exclusive Nigerian company in the World Finance 100 2023. This accolade is a testament to our unwavering dedication to our valued stakeholders, our innovative spirit, and sustained growth, all achieved amidst the complexities of a challenging economic climate.

“This honour further attests to our status as a leading financial institution that continues to set the industry standard in financial performance, good corporate governance and financial stability.”

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Zenith Bank remains a key player in Nigeria’s economic development, consistently providing its diverse clientele with cutting-edge financial solutions. The bank’s commitment to excellence is reflected in its numerous awards, including being recognized as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital for the 14th consecutive year, as well as various other awards for its financial performance, corporate governance, sustainability, and innovation.

Recent accolades include Best Corporate Governance Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance Corporate Governance Awards 2022 and 2023, Best Commercial Bank, Nigeria in the World Finance Banking Awards for three consecutive years from 2021 to 2023, and Most Sustainable Bank, Nigeria in the International Banker 2023 Banking Awards, among others.


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