Keystone Bank Limited has emerged ‘Africa’s Most Innovative Bank of the Year, 2018’ by THE EUROPEAN, the European Global Banking & Finance Awards held on Friday, July 20, 2018 in London.
In addition, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the bank, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, also clinched the Best Banking CEO in Africa Award. Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei and Keystone Bank beat other competitors in Africa to emerge leaders of the continent at the award.
The European Global Banking & Finance Awards is organized to recognize companies of all sizes which are prominent in particular areas of expertise and excellence within the financial sector in areas such as Europe, Latin America, Africa, MENA, Asia and Central Eastern Europe. The European Global Banking & Finance Awards combines quantitative and qualitative data to honour institutions, individuals that have delivered their best of service, innovation and expertise to their customers.
According to the organizers of the awards; “The aim of the award is to highlight industry wide excellence within the global banking community.”
“Recipients of the European Magazine’s Banking and Finance Awards are scrupulously selected based on thorough interviews specially designed according to subscribers’ feedback. Companies are nominated according to their performance, product offerings, innovative business solutions, work environment/values, and marketing strategies”.
“In this year’s edition, Keystone Bank and its CEO stood tall in the African continent. Therefore, we are recognizing the institution and the bank CEO for the innovative Mobile Banking App and other services introduced by the bank in recent times, targeted towards meeting customer needs.”
“The Keystone Bank boss is chosen in recognition of his exceptional achievements over the years, which is seen as an inspiration for business and government leaders working to raise Africa’s investment profile. The judging panel of the award considered excellent leadership skills, enhanced organizational image and innovation.”
On receiving the awards, the Group Managing Director/CEO, Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, said: “We are honoured to win the ‘Africa’s Most Innovative Bank’ award and to be recognized as the ‘Best Banking CEO’ in Africa. These awards mark another milestone for Keystone Bank and is a testament of the diligent execution of the bank’s strategic initiatives on customer service.”
“Keystone Bank will continue to leverage its local knowledge, global exposure as well as presence to drive positive change in Africa, working actively with the government, local businesses, regulators and other stakeholders in deepening financial services. We remain committed to maximizing shareholders’ value and delivering superior and sustainable return, guided by our founding values of Professionalism, Passion, Integrity, Team Spirit, Innovation, Service Excellence, Effective Corporate Governance and Entrepreneurship.”
“Keystone Bank is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering tailor-made convenient and reliable solutions to every customer’s needs.”