First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand is sponsoring and participating in the HR Leaders Africa 2015 Conference. The event which is themed ‘Unlocking the Power of Human Capital to tap Africa’s Growth Potential’ would convene top Human Resource professionals across the continent to share insight on strategic human capital management as well as provide sustainable solutions to attendant challenges. The event is scheduled for June 9 – 10, 2015, at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Victoria Island Extension, Lagos. The Head, FirstAcademy, FirstBank’s Learning and Development division, Mr. Irumhekha Oshiomha will join other top-notch HR professionals to speak at the panel session on ‘Talent Development in Africa: Unlocking the value of learning & development to drive growth’.
FirstBank is participating at this event to drive growth and global best practices in Human Capital Management and Development. The Bank’s FirstAcademy is the first corporate academy of its kind in Nigeria and it is affiliated to the Global Association of Corporate Universities and Academies and the World Institute of Action Learning. It was established to provide strategic platform for competence development, knowledge management, culture change, and overall organizational transformation. One of the objectives of the academy is to continually produce talents in-house that will uphold superior performance, sustain shareholder value, and assure the Bank’s successes in a sustainable manner. Through FirstAcademy, the Bank invests in its staff by providing best in class learning interventions which enables them to be rated among the best in their chosen field.
According to FirstBank’s spokesperson, Mrs. Folake Ani-Mumuney, the Bank is committed to driving world class development interventions in human capital management. Through FirstAcademy, we also provide the platform to hone the skills, knowledge and capabilities of our workforce for competitive advantage’ she asserted.
First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, is Nigeria’s leading financial services institution by total assets and gross earnings and one of the largest corporate and retail banking financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa). Since its establishment in 1894, the Bank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, risk management and strong capitalization.
FirstBank operates an extensive distribution network with over 750 business locations (623 branches, 61 quick service points and 69 cash centers/agencies), over 2,464 ATM’s and over 9 million customer accounts. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of financial services and has international presence through its subsidiaries, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, FBNBank DR Congo, FBNBank Ghana, International Commercial Bank (ICB) The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
FirstBank is the recipient of many awards. The Bank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” four times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group. FirstBank’s brand purpose is to always put its stakeholders, customers and partners at the heart of its business, even as it is poised to standardize customer experience and excellence in financial solutions across Sub Saharan Africa, in consonance with its brand vision “To be the partner of first choice in building your future”. The brand promise is to always deliver the ultimate “gold standard” of value and excellence. This commitment is anchored on the FirstBank’s inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position its customers first in every respect.
For three consecutive years, 2012, 2013 and 2014, FirstBank was named the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. Other recent awards include the “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, “Best Bank in West Africa” and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the African Banker Awards, “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards for the fourth time, “Best Foreign Exchange Services in Africa” in the EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards, “Best Banking Group in Nigeria” by World Finance Banking Awards, and “Best Financial Reporting Company” by Africa Investor.
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