Segun Agbaje, the managing director and chief executive officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBANK) has been named as Africa Business Leader of the year during the 2015 All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) held at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, South Africa.
The All Africa Business Leaders Awards organised in partnership with CNBC Africa recognizes individuals who have made profound impact in their respective areas by demonstrating innovation, integrity, accountability and adherence to global best standards.
Roberta Naicker, Managing Director of the ABN Group said, “CNBC Africa is proud to continue the tradition of celebrating visionary leadership and excellence in business across Africa. Through this award, we distinguish and honour leaders who have contributed and shaped the African economy.”
“Over the past two months, CNBC Africa simultaneously conducted award ceremonies across East, South and West Africa in search of Africa’s premier business leader. I am proud to announce that our West Africa finalist; Segun Agbaje has emerged winner of the grand finale. In winning this award, Segun Agbaje epitomizes the core values of a successful leader; strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to creating and sustaining a business within the Pan-African and global economy,” she said
Segun Agbaje, while receiving the award said “I am humbled and proud to be recognized as Africa’s Business Leader of the Year. This award is a testament to a great team of unique, passionate and committed people at GTBank working tirelessly to build a Proudly African and truly international institution. Africa is the best continent and it is a blessing to be born African and be doing business in Africa.”
Under Agbaje’s leadership, GTBank has maintained its dominance of the Nigerian banking industry by continually recording significant progress across all indices.