First Bank of Nigeria Ltd – Keeping You First
First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier commercial bank and most valuable banking brand. With over 10 million active customer accounts and more than 750 business locations, we provide a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services to customers and investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities available in Nigeria and our business locations across Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia. To live our promise of ‘YOU First’, we design products and services to support your personal, family and business needs. Our array of products – cards, channels, transfer services, loans & advances, deposit products, guarantees, distributorship financing, cash management and foreign trade service – create convenience for your transactions, empower your businesses and offer flexibility of choice. We are leveraging on technology to drive optimised and cost effective service delivery, enhance transaction efficiency, risk management as well as entrench collaboration, innovation and creativity across the group.
Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan (FCA)
Gbenga Francis Shobo
Deputy Managing Director
Urum Kalu (“UK”) Eke, MFR
Our Purpose and Values
FirstBank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2015,2016 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group; and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014.
Our brand purpose is to always put its customers, partners and all stakeholders at the heart of our business.
We are poised to standardise customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across Sub Saharan Africa, in consonance with our brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”.
Founded in 1894 as The Bank for British West Africa, FBN Group’s FirstBank was the very first banking institution to be established on the African continent.
With over 120 years of shared history, we have more memories than we could possibly share.
We have sought to showcase some of the key milestones in our history and to demonstrate our enduring commitment to value creation for all of our stakeholders.
We can only achieve our strategic objectives by building a sound reputation founded on the highest standards of responsible behaviour. Over the years, our Group has been recognised for its strong commitment to corporate values and governance.
With recent events surrounding the development of corporate governance, it is evident that across the globe, investors are increasingly appreciating the impact good corporate governance practices are having on their investments.
To understand the corporate governance developments and culture in Nigeria, we offer a brief update on some recent developments in global corporate governance practices.