First Bank MD Adeduntan conferred with Honorary Citizenship of State of Georgia as bank participates in Africa Investment Summit

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As part of its financial inclusion and thought leadership drive, First Bank of Nigeria Limited participated in the Africa Investment Summit convened by Guardian Newspapers, Financial Times of London, NEPAD Business Group, Africa Business Roundtable, Africa Matters and Capital 3 Ltd.
The event themed; “Bridging Africa’s Investment Gap” took place on 26 – 27 September 2018.
FirstBank, Nigeria’s premier bank and one of the most valuable banks in Africa, has grown in influence overtime and its leading position has earned it recognition and a position of thought leader even beyond the shores of Africa. Recently, FirstBank, through its MD/CEO was the only representative Nigerian bank that participated in a High-Level dialogue among Chinese and African Business representatives which took place in China. The participation of the Bank at the summit is another testimony of its growing influence amongst the African financial institutions and business community.
Meanwhile, the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, has been conferred with the Honorary Citizenship of the State of Georgia and Congressional Commendation Award from the Georgia Senate – United States of America (USA). The Honour and Award was received at the International Forum on African Leadership (IFAL) on Tuesday, 25 September 2018 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meetings.
The identification of Adeduntan for the award is in recognition of his position as one of Africa’s most distinguished thought leaders in the financial sector with an impeccable leadership savvy backed by years of invaluable experience in the continent’s banking industry while also impacting the lives of his internal and external communities through his unalloyed commitment to the growth of FirstBank and Africa at large.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is the premier Bank in West Africa and the leading banking services solutions provider in Nigeria.
With some 14 million customer accounts, FirstBank provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services with over 750 business locations. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as a Representative Office in Beijing.
Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner. 
FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row (2011 – 2016) by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” for seven consecutive years, 2011 – 2017, by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across sub-Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

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