Keystone Bank Bags "African Most Innovative Bank Award"

Keystone Bank Limited has once again added to its growing list of laurels as the lender recently emerged ‘Africa’s Most Innovative Bank of the Year, 2018’ at the prestigious European Global Banking & Finance Awards held recently.

The bank’s chief, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, also clinched the Best Banking CEO in Africa Award.

Organised by the European Global, UK, the European Global Banking & Finance Awards reflect the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the global financial community.

Keystone Bank and its CEO beat other competitors in Africa to emerge leaders of the continent at the award ceremony.

According to the organisers, “The aim of the award is to highlight industry wide excellence within the global banking community.

“Recipients of the European Magazine’s Banking and Finance Awards are scrupulously selected based on thorough interviews specially designed according to subscribers’ feedback.

“Companies are nominated according to their performance, product offerings, innovative business solutions, work environment / values, and marketing strategies.

“In this year’s edition, Keystone Bank and its CEO stood tall in the African continent. Therefore, we are recognising the institution and the bank CEO for the innovative mobile banking app and other services introduced by the bank in recent times, targeted towards meeting customer needs.”

On Ohiwerei’s emergence as the ‘Best Banking CEO in Africa’, the organisers said that the Keystone Bank boss was chosen in recognition of his exceptional achievements over the last year, which is seen as an inspiration for business and government leaders working to raise Africa’s investment profile.

The judging panel of the award considered excellent leadership skills, enhanced organisational image and innovation.

Since becoming managing director of the lender, Ohiwerei has spearheaded a number of growth initiatives which has placed the bank on upward trajectory.

Receiving the awards, the group managing director/CEO of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei said, “We are honoured to win the ‘Africa’s Most Innovative Bank’ award and to be recognised as the ‘Best Banking CEO’ in Africa.

“These awards mark another milestone for Keystone Bank and is a testament of the diligent execution of the bank’s strategic initiatives on customer service.”