Adeduntan, FirstBank’s MD headlines CEO Roundtable on Sustainability

March 16, 2017

 Adeduntan, FirstBank’s MD headlines CEO Roundtable on Sustainability


Consistent with FirstBank’s thought leadership philosophy and its commitment to drive sustainable capacity building, the Bank’s Managing Director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan will be participating in the C-suite forum on” Exploring Sustainability and Innovation Opportunities in Turbulent Environments.” at the CEO Roundtable. Hosted by the Bank through the FirstBank Sustainability Centre, the forum is scheduled to hold at Oriental Hotel, Lagos on Friday, March 17, 2017 from 9.00am.


The event will convene captains of industry and key influencers and serve as an ideation platform where business leaders engage with experts on discussions related to socio-economic issues. The forum will also engage participants on exploring sustainable and innovative solutions in a volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) context and is expected to unlock the confusion and challenges around sustainability, innovation whilst  providing insights into cost effectiveness to attain business optimization. The Forum will provide for participants the opportunity for industry-to-industry and business-to-business collaboration.


MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and Subsidiaries, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan stated that “as a nation builder and key enabler of sustainable economic growth, we would always strive to provide a unique value proposition that will drive higher levels of sustainability and business continuity. Our desire is to see our strategic and empowerment interventions culminate in equipping Nigerian businesses with innovative and workable ideas to run their businesses sustainably.


A key outcome of this high level CEO Roundtable is to help spur innovative thinking and creative ideas that will drive systemic and sustainable business solutions. The forum will debate issues around best leadership strategies and practices that will enable an organization survive, grow and compete favorably in emerging markets. Also, the forum will explore strategies and practices involved in workforce optimization.



Other CEOs expected to be in attendance at the forum include Mr. Tonye Cole, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sahara Group; Mr. Mauricio Alarcon – MD/CEO Nestle Nigeria Plc;

Mr. Oscar Onyema – CEO, Nigeria Stock Exchange, among others. The 2017 CEO Forum seeks to help business leaders appreciate and understand better, business innovation, maximization and optimization through sustainability.


About FirstBank

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank) is Nigeria’s premier and most valuable banking brand, and largest financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings. With more than 12 million customer accounts, FirstBank has over 750 branches providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial services. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank in the Republic of Congo, Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal, as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.


Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimized risk management and leadership. Over the years, the Bank has led the financing of private investment in infrastructure development in the Nigerian economy by playing key roles in the Federal Government’s privatisation and commercialisation schemes. With its global reach, FirstBank provides prospective investors wishing to explore the vast business opportunities that are available in Nigeria, an internationally competitive world-class brand and a credible financial partner.


FirstBank has been named “Most Valuable Bank Brand in Nigeria” six times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 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. Recently, for the fifth consecutive time, the Bank clinched the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” award by The Asian Banker. Our brand purpose is to always put customers, partners and stakeholders at the heart of our business, even as we 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”. Our brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on our inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position You First in every respect.

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