Zenith Bank Plc has been named the Best Commercial Bank in Nigeria in the World Finance
Banking Awards 2021.
The award, which was announced in the July 2021 edition of the World
Finance Magazine, was based on individual banks' ability to adapt to a continually evolving
technological environment while maintaining top-class customer relations and bolstering their
financial footing amidst the upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commenting on the award, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of Zenith Bank Plc,
Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu said that: "This recognition reflects our resilience and ability to adapt
to a very challenging macroeconomic environment exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, as
well as our commitment to creating value for our teeming customers through our best-in-class
service and innovative products and solutions." He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the
bank's customers for making Zenith Bank their preferred financial Institution which has
culminated in this award.
World Finance is a leading international magazine providing comprehensive coverage and
analysis of the financial industry, international business and the global economy. The editorial
combines award-winning reportage, covering a broad range of topics from banking and
insurance to wealth management and infrastructure investment, with contributions from some
of the world’s most well-respected economists and theorists as well as consultants in
government think tanks and the World Economic Forum.
This award comes in the wake of several awards and recognitions received by the bank in
recent times for its track record of excellent performance and commitment to global best
practices. Zenith Bank was voted as Bank of the Year (Nigeria) in The Banker's Bank of the
Year Awards 2020, Best Bank in Nigeria in the Global Finance World's Best Banks Awards
2020 and 2021, and Best Corporate Governance 'Financial Services' Africa 2020 and 2021 by
the Ethical Boardroom. Also, the bank emerged as the Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria
in the Banker Magazine Top 500 Banking Brands 2020 and 2021, and Number One Bank in
Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the "2021 Top 1000 World Banks" Ranking by The Banker
Magazine. The bank was also recognised as Bank of the Decade (People's Choice) at the
ThisDay Awards 2020, Retail Bank of the year at the 2020 BusinessDay Banks and Other
Financial Institutions (BOFI) Awards, and Best Company in Promotion of Good Health and
Well-Being as well as Best Company in Promotion of Gender Equality and Women
Empowerment at the Sustainability, Enterprise and Responsibility (SERAS) Awards 2020.
Zenith Bank has continued to distinguish itself in the Nigerian financial services industry
through superior service offering, unique customer experience and sound financial indices. The
bank has remained a clear leader in the digital space with several firsts in the deployment of
innovative products, solutions and an assortment of alternative channels that ensure
convenience, speed and safety of transactions.