Ecobank emerged as winner of the coveted Africa’s Best Bank, Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs, and Africa’s Best Digital Bank at this years Euromoney Awards for Excellence.
The Euromoney Awards for Excellence, which has been running for 30 years, is highly regarded by the global banking industry.
Chief Executive Officer of Ecobank Group, Ade Ayeyemi said: “I am very honoured by this recognition as the Pan African Bank that Africa and friends of Africa trust.”
He noted that being responsive in real time to clients has been an essential part of earning their trust, adding that Ecobank has embraced technology to drive operational efficiency and enhance its offerings, service, and customer experience.
“We have prioritised our clients, placing their needs and experience at the heart of our decision-making and operations. Our unparalleled African presence and operations have also earned us an enviable place as a true Pan African Bank with a depth of knowledge that distinguishes our products and delivery. It is a great honour for all Ecobankers to be recognised for these sustained efforts,” the Group CEO added.
Ade Adeyemi also stated that the Euromoney Africa’s Best Digital Bank award represents another welcome stamp of approval for the success of Ecobank’s digital strategy.
“We provide state-of-the-art digital products, functionality, and solutions to respond to the rapidly evolving needs of our Consumer, Commercial, Corporate and Investment Banking customers. We will continue to embrace cutting-edge digital technologies and innovations to deliver digital solutions and the best experience for our customers,” he said.
In a statement, Ecobank said its commitment to SMEs in Africa is unwavering, adding that being named Africa’s Best Bank for SMEs for a second time this year, following the 2022 African Banker Awards, is a recognition of its drive to empower SMEs across its 33 countries of operations in sub-Saharan Africa.
The bank said its full suite of solutions nurtures, supports Africa’s SMEs and ensures they thrive, adding “Ecobank is expanding SMEs’ access to finance through various initiatives. Indeed, through substantial risk-sharing partnerships built with Development Finance Institutions, we can improve access to finance for SMEs while targeting women-owned and women-focused businesses across Africa. Ecobank is equally focused on providing non-financial support through training programs and webinars, helping SMEs develop into solid and sustainable businesses.”
The award trophies were presented at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence ceremony held in London on Wednesday, 13 July 2022.