Pan-African banking group Ecobank has won this year’s Euromoney Excellence Awards for ‘Best Bank for CSR in Africa’ and ‘Best Bank for
Transaction Services in Africa.’ Ecobank also won two country awards: ‘Best Bank Ghana’ and ‘Best Bank Malawi.’
The Euromoney awards are presented in recognition of excellence in the global banking community.
Speaking at the 25th Euromoney for Excellence Award ceremony in London, Ecobank Foundation CEO Julie Essiam said, “At Ecobank we are passionate about transforming the communities that we serve across Africa”.
As one of their Community Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives, the bank partners with initiatives that improve the quality of lives in Africa through the Ecobank Foundation. Projects funded by the Foundation include the provision of meals to the hungry and deprived children. The provision of treated mosquito nets and drugs for the treatment and prevention of diseases including malaria, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.
“Through strong partnerships like our work with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, we are making long-term positive change. Our award for corporate social responsibility is gratifying and it demonstrates the powerful impact that the private sector makes on development in Africa”, said Ms. Julie Essiam.
Commenting on the ‘Best Bank for Transaction Services in Africa’ award, Ecobank’s Transaction Services Group Head Patrick Gutmann said, “This award highlights our growing reputation as one of the leading transaction banks in Africa.”
This is the second consecutive year that Ecobank subsidiaries in Malawi and Ghana are being honored for their performance. The bank operates in 36 countries across Africa, Kenya being one of them.