Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of FirstBank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries was adjudged the “Best Chief Executive Officer” of the year at the Digital Innovation and Excellence Awards in Accra.

The awards, which climaxed the Digital Banking Summit wasaimed at rewarding individuals and groups whose contribution and efforts have spurred growth in the banking industry across Africa.

Dr. Adeduntan who has been at the helm of affairs of FirstBank, FBNBank Ghana’s parent bank since 2016 hadensured the roll out of the Group’s digital banking strategy, which aims to leverage new and evolving technologies to facilitate access to everyday financial services for consumers and businesses alike.

Receiving the award on behalf of Dr.Adeduntan, Victor YawAsante, MD/CEO of FBNBank Ghana said the award amply speaks to Dr. Adeduntan’s commitment to driving the financial inclusion agendaof First Bank of Nigeria Limited as well as for FBNBank Ghana. “On behalf of Dr. Adeduntan and his Management team at First Bank of Nigeria Limited, I will like to thank you for recognizing the bank’s unrelenting quest to meet the needs and preferences of our customers with our deployment of a full bouquet of digital banking services.

Victor Yaw Asante stated that “though humbling, this award reminds us to keep listening and to demonstrate an understanding of our customers’ busy, modern lives and connect with them through the provision of solutions that not only meet their needs but also delivers relevant experiences that meet their expectations. We would deepen our collaboration with our partners and strive to replicate our success in Nigeria across all our subsidiaries.”

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is the parent bank of FBNBank Ghana Limited. FirstBank operates an extensive distribution network with over 750 business locations (623 branches, 61 quick service points and 69 cash centers/agencies), over 2,500 ATM’s and over 19 million customer accounts.  The Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial services and has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBNBank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DR Congo, FBNBank Ghana, FBNBank Gambia, FBNBank Guinea, FBNBank Sierra-Leone and FBNBank Senegal as well as its representative Office in Beijing, China.