First Bank of Nigeria Limited is partnering with The London School of Economics (LSE) to present the fifth LSE Annual Africa Summit with the theme ‘Africa at Work: Educated. Employed. Empowered’. The summit presents the opportunity to discuss the spate of social, economic and security challenges in Africa with the intent to influence policies that will create a rebirth, an inclusive and sustainable growth in the continent. The event is scheduled for April 20 and 21, 2018 at the London School of Economics London, United Kingdom.
The summit would convene several high level speakers to deliberate on topical issues affecting the African continent and the MD/CEO, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan would be leading the panel discussion on “Enrolment to Employment: Learning in Context”. Other deliberations in the conference would include: Bridging the Skills, Education and Training Gaps; Entrepreneurship as an Engine for Job Creation and Inclusive Growth; Laws, Regulations and Policies; The Impact of Technology and Digitalisation on Jobs and Economic Growth and The Role of The Booming Creative Industries in Socio-Economic Development. Speakers at the event include: Dara Tresder, CMO of General Electric Business Innovations; Mosun Belo-Olusoga, Chairman at Access Bank Plc; David Steinacker Senior Managing Partner at Google; Lance Mambondiani, CEO of Steward Bank, amongst others.
According to Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, “FirstBank is committed to supporting initiatives that influence policies and create a more empowered continent, especially for our youth. We have continued to build Africa’s future for over a century and as we turn 125, we will not relent but would ensure the necessary collaborations happen to create the Africa we all desire”.
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 14 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 Office in Beijing.
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, 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 sixth 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.
Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications