Awards

FirstBank Awards, Certificates, Recognitions and Plaques across the years.

2021 Awards

    1. Most Innovative Retail Banking App Nigeria 2021 – Global Banking and Finance Awards
    2. Retail Banking CEO of the Year Nigeria 2021 – Global Banking and Finance Awards
    3. Best CSR Bank Nigeria 2021 – Global Banking and Finance Awards
    4. Best Customer Service Provider of the year 2021 – International Banker Awards
    5. Best Innovation in Retail Banking Nigeria 2021 – International Banker Awards
    6. African Bank of the Year 2021 & Innovative Banking Product of the Year 2021 – African Leadership Magazine Awards

2020 Awards

    1. African Bank of the Year by African Leadership Magazine 
    2. Best Retail Bank in Nigeria 2020 by Global Banking & Finance Review
    3. Best Mobile Banking App award in the Global Finance Best Digital Banks Awards
    4. Promising Young Banker in Nigeria Award (to Abednego Ugwueke, Head Financial Inclusion) by The Asian Banker

CEO Awards

    1. African Banking Personality of the Year (in the African Banking Leaders’ Awards 2020) by African Leadership Magazine (ALM)
    2. Bank CEO of the Year in the 2019 Golden Icon 5-Star Award by BrandPower Company Limited
    3. Forbes Best of Africa Award by Forbes Custom

2019 Awards

    1. Best Private Bank in Nigeria 2019 by Global Finance Magazine
    2. Best Financial Inclusion Program – Nigeria 2019 by International Investor
    3. Bank of The Year – Nigeria 2019 by International Investor
    4. Best Corporate Governance, Nigeria 2019 by World Finance (FBNHoldings)
    5. Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards
    6. Best Private Bank, Nigeria 2019 by World Finance Magazine
    7. Best Banking Brand Nigeria 2019 by Global Brands Magazine
    8. Best Process Automation Initiative, Application or Programme by Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services
    9. Best Retail Bank Nigeria 2019 by Global Banking and Finance Review
    10. Rotary Outstanding Invaluable Company Award by Rotary District 9110
    11. Cashless Driver: Highest Volume in Bill Payments by CBN Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) – Efficiency Awards
    12. Cashless Driver: Highest Transaction Volume in Real-Time Payments by CBN Electronic Payments Incentive Scheme (EPIS) – Efficiency Awards
    13. Fastest Growing Retail Bank – Nigeria, 2019 by Global Business Outlook
    14. Best Mobile Banking App – Nigeria, 2019 by Global Business Outlook
    15. Long Service Corporate Award by Nigerian Economic Summit Group
    16. AfriSafe Financial Sector Award 2019 for exemplary contribution to the Improvement of Health, Safety, Environment and Well-Being in Africa
    17. Most Outstanding Bank of the Year by City Pride Achievers’ Award (CPAA) 2019
    18. Winner, Sustainable Banking Awards, Women Empowerment Category by CBN Bankers Committee

DMD’s Award

Retail Banker of the Year by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards

2018 Awards

  1. Best Private Bank, Nigeria 2018 by Global Finance Magazine
  2. Best Private Bank, Nigeria 2018 by World Finance Magazine
  3. Best Retail Bank, Nigeria by Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards
  4. Best Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance Magazine
  5. Best Retail Bank Nigeria 2018 by Global Banking and Finance Review
  6. Outstanding Financial Brand in ICT and Social Media Deployment by Marketing Edge Publications Limited
  7. Security Conscious Bank of the Year by National Crimewatch Awards 2018
  8. Best Retail Bank Brand by Brand Power Golden Icon
  9. Winner of FMDQ Money Market Liquidity Provider award by FMDQ
  10. Best Bank in Agriculture Lending and Support by BusinessDay
  11. Bank of the Decade by Business Journal
  12. Customer Service Bank of the Year by Business Journal
  13. Top brand at Top 50 Brands Nigeria 2018
  14. Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria – 2018 by Global Business Outlook Awards
  15. Best Mobile Banking App – Nigeria 2018 by Global Business Outlook Awards
  16. Most Innovative Retail Bank – Nigeria 2018 by International Finance Awards
  17. Most Socially Responsible BankNigeria 2018 by International Finance Awards

CEO Awards

  1. African Banker of the Year Award and induction into the African Leadership Hall of Fame in the African Leadership Magazine Persons of the Year Awards

2017 Awards

  1. Best Banking Performer – Nigeria 2016 by Global Brands Awards
  2. Best Banking Brand – Nigeria 2016 by Global Brands Awards
  3. Most Valuable Banking Brand in Nigeria by The Bankers Magazine of the Financial Times and Brand Finance
  4. Best Private Bank – Nigeria 2017 by Global Finance Magazine
  5. Best Bank in Nigeria by Global Finance Magazine
  6. Best Private Bank, Nigeria 2017 by World Finance Global Banking Awards
  7. Mobile Banking App of the Year by Beacon of ICT Awards
  8. The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards
  9. Best Digital Bank in Africa by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards
  10. Best Bank in Agriculture Support and Funding by Research and Development Publications Limited
  11. Most Innovative Bank – Nigeria 2017 by International Finance Magazine
  12. Outstanding Financial Brand of the Decade by Marketing Edge Publications

 

Limited

  1. Digital Bank of Distinction – Nigeria by Global Finance Magazine
  2. Excellence in Retail Banking by New Age Banking Awards
  3. Best Bank in SME Banking – Nigeria 2017 by Business Day
  4. Best Company in Infrastructure Development by SERAs 2017 Award
  5. Security Conscious Bank of the Year 2016/2017 by National Crimewatch Awards 2017   
  6. Best FraudDesk in the Industry by Central Bank of Nigeria
  7. Most Cooperative FraudDesk by Central Bank of Nigeria 
  8. Best Banking Brand by Global Brands Awards                               

CEO Awards

  1. Bank CEO of the Year by the AES Excellence Club

2016 Awards

  1. Most Valuable Banking Brand by The Banker of the Financial Times Group
  2. Best Bank in Nigeria 2016 by Global Finance Magazine
  3. Commercial Bank of the year – Nigeria 2016 by Global Banking and Finance Awards
  4. Best Mobile Payment Product by The Asian Banker
  5. Credit Card of the Year for West Africa by The Asian Banker
  6. Best Private Bank 2016 – Nigeria by World Finance
  7. The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards – http://awards.asianbankerforums.com/west-africa-country-awards/winners
  8. Digital Bank of Distinction by Global Finance Magazine
  9. Most Customer Friendly Bank by BusinessDay Banking Awards
  10. Best in Corporate Social Responsibility by BusinessDay Banking Awards
  11. Nigerian Banking Technology Awards

2015 Awards

  1. Best Trade Finance Bank Nigeria 2015 Award By Global Finance Magazine
  2. Most Valuable Bank Brand 2015 Awards By The Banker Magazine
  3. The Sun Banker of the Year Award 2014 by The Sun Publishing
  4. Overall CEO of the Year 2014 in the Maiden Newswatch Person of the Year Scheme
  5. The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2015
  6. Silver Award for “Best Impact by Corporate University on Implementation of Business Strategies” by Global Council of Corporate Universities
  7. Global Reach Trade Finance Award Nigeria by Deutsche Bank Transaction Banking
  8. Financial Support to Oil & Gas at the Sub-Saharan Africa Upstream Oil & Gas Summit by Africa Upstream in collaboration with ZP Training
  9. Best Bank in Manufacturing in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015
  10. Best Bank in Retail Banking in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015
  11. Best Bank Supporting Agriculture in BusinessDay Banking Awards 2015
  12. Best Private Bank in Nigeria by World Finance Magazine Awards 2015
  13. Best Bank in Nigeria 2015 in the Global Finance Awards 2015
  14. EMEA Finance Best Bank in Nigeria Award 2015 by EMEA Finance

2014 Awards

  1. Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria by The Banker Magazine of The Financial Times Group
  2. Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria by EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014
  3. Best Bank in Nigeria 2014 in the Global Finance Awards 2014
  4. The Best Bank in Nigeria by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2014
  5. Best Retail Bank in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014
  6. Best Private Bank in Nigeria by World Finance Magazine Awards 2014
  7. Best Private Bank in Nigeria by EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2014
  8. Best Private Bank in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014
  9. Financial Brand of the Year in the Marketing World Awards 2014
  10. Outstanding Bank Brand of the Decade by the Marketing Edge Awards
  11. Best Company in SME in the Social Enterprise Report and Awards (SERAs) 2014
  12. Best in E-Banking Award in the Nigerian Telecoms Awards 2014
  13. Best Segment Solution Award in the MasterCard Innovation Forum 2014
  14. Best Mobile Money Operator 2014 By EFinA Financial Inclusion Award
  15. Most Trusted Bank Brand in Nigeria in 2014 By BrandHealth
  16. Top 10 in the BusinessDay Nigeria’s Top 100 Most Respected Companies Awards
  17. One of the Top 100 Companies in Nigeria by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade & Investments
  18. Most Supportive Financial Institution 2014 by CIBN Lagos

 

CEO Awards

  1. Bank CEO of the Year in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2014

2013 Awards

  1. The Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria by The Banker Magazine
  2. Best Bank in Nigeria 2013 by Global Finance Awards – March 19, 2013.
  3. The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2013 – March 22, 2013.
  4. Best Bank in West Africa, 2013 by The African Banker Magazine – May 29, 2013.
  5. Distinguished Corporate Award by University Advancement Centre, Federal University of Technology, Akure.
  6. Best Bank in Nigeria” in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2013
  7. Best Foreign Exchange Services in Africa in the EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards 2013.
  8. Best Bank in Nigeria in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2013
  9. Best Company in Infrastructure in the SERA Awards 2013
  10. The Best in e-Banking Award in the Nigeria Telecom Awards
  11. Telecom Financing Bank of the Year Award in the Nigeria Telecom Awards
  12. Most Reliable Bank of the Year” in the Hall of Grace Awards
  13. The Best Company to Work for in Nigeria and the Most Innovative Human Resource Structure in Nigeria by the Great Place to Work Awards 2013.
  14. The Most Trusted Bank in Nigeria for 2013 in the Most Trusted Brand in Nigeria 2013.
  15. Financial Brand of the Year Award in the MarketingWorld Award 2013.
  16. Most Compliant Advertiser in Financial Institution Category in the APCON Best Practice Awards 2013.
  17. Most Innovative Africa investor SRI 50 Company in the Ai Index Series Awards Winners Pack 2013.
  18. Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award 2013 in the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce Presidential Dinner/Awards 2013.

 

CEO Awards

  1. Bank CEO of the Year in the BusinessDay Banking Awards 2013.
  2. Most Outstanding CEO of the Year in the Nigerian Elite Business Awards 2013.

2012 Awards

  1. African Telecoms Deal of the Year 2011, Etisalat Nigeria by Project Finance Deals of the Year Awards
  2. The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria by The Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2012.
  3. The Number 1 Bank Brand in Nigeria by The Banker Magazine
  4. Best Bank Award by Global Finance Awards
  5. ICT Telecoms Deal of the Year Award by The Ai CEO Infrastructure Awards
  6. The Best Indigenous Place to Work for in Nigeria” and “The Best Financial Services Company to Work For in Nigeria” by the Great Place to Work Awards, 2011.
  7. ACI Award for Adoption by ACI Awards in conjunction with Interswitch in recognition of the Bank with the greatest number of electronic transfer products over the past 2 years including the number of Postillion modules licensed, implemented and generating live transactions.
  8. ACI Award for Growth ACI Awards in conjunction with Interswitch in recognition of the Bank that processes more than 1 million transactions per month and has the highest percentage growth in transaction volume over the past 2 years
  9. Best Private Bank by World Finance Banking Awards 2012
  10. Best Investment Bank by World Finance Banking Awards 2012
  11. Best in Application Technology by Africa Information Society Merit Award 2012
  12. African Financial Brand of the Year by African Business Leadership Awards 2012.
  13. Bank of the Year 2012 in the African Governance & Corporate Leadership Award.
  14. Best in Mobile Banking in the Nigerian Telecom Award 2012
  15. Best Bank in Nigeria in the EMEA Finance Award 2012
  16. Best Bank in Consumer Issues in the SERA Awards
  17. A Corporate Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance at the 36th Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN) Annual Conference
  18. Best Contributing Employer in Human Resources Development for year 2011 in the Industrial Training Funds Award
  19. Best Contributing Employer in Safety Training Promotion for year 2011 in the Industrial Training Funds Award
  20. The CIPM Award for HR Best Practice 2012 Presented to the Bank as the Over All Best Winner
  21. The CIPM Award for HR Best Practice 2012 Presented to the Bank for Best Practice in the Banking & Insurance Sector
  22. The Bank of the Year in Nigeria in the Banker Awards 2012 by The Banker Magazine
  23. Bank of the Year in the 6th Lagos Enterprise Awards 2012.
  24. Bank of the Year in the Hall of Grace Awards 2012
  25. Verve Award to FirstBank for being the 1st Bank to Achieve 5 million cards issuance mark on the Interswitch network.
  26. Outstanding Partner Award by The School of Media and Communications, Pan African University, in appreciation of the bank’s regular and consistent enrollment of staff in its training programmes.
  27. Outstanding Partnership Award by LeAP Africa
  28. 2012 Sectoral Leadership (Financial Services – Banking) by The Pearl Awards.
  29. Best Use of IT in Mobile Payment by The Nigerian Financial Technology Awards 2012.
  30. Growth in Issuance and Activation 2012 in the Interswitch Verve Awards 2012.
  31. Best Cashless Policy Driver 2012 in the Interswitch Verve Awards 2012.

 

CEO Awards

32. The Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year in the Africa Investor Capital Markets Index Series Awards.

33. Leadership Banker of the Year in the Leadership Conference and Awards 2012.

34. CEO of the Year in the EMEA Finance Award 2012.

35. Banker of the Year in the Hall of Grace Awards 2012

2011 Awards

  1. Best Financial Company Award presented by The Africa Investor
  2. The most “Supportive Financial Institution” Award presented by the Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Lagos State Branch for being the most “Supportive Financial Institution” to the Real Estate Industry in Nigeria.
  3. The Nigeria People’s Bank Award, 2011 presented by the Africa Leadership Awards 2011 in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding contributions to the financial industry in Nigeria and efforts at restoring people’s confidence in the industry.the most “Supportive Financial Institution” Award
  4. 2010 Best African Receiving Agent presented by Money Gram in April, 2011.
  5. The Best Banking Group in Nigeria Award, presented to the Bank by World Finance Banking Awards, 2011.
  6. Telecom Financing Bank of the Year by Nigeria Telecom Awards
  7. Most Innovative Bank of the Year by African Banker Awards
  8. Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria, Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Nigeria, Best Bank in Nigeria by the Global Finance Awards
  9. Special Information Management Award for Banks in recognition of the Bank’s ISO 27001 Certification by Records and Information Management and Awareness Awards
  10. The Employer of Choice Awards by Multi-Talent Heritage & Associates
  11. Best Company in Consumer Issues by the Social Enterprise Reports Awards
  12. Downstream Sector Financier of the Year Award by OTL Africa Downstream Energy Finance Awards
  13. The Sectoral Leadership Award in Banking by the Pearl Awards
  14. The Hall of Grace Awards by Alpha Grace Media Resources in recognition of the Bank’s immense contribution to the Agricultural Sector.
  15. Most Trusted Bank for 2011 by BrandHealth Limited
  16. Award of Excellence by The Abiriba Communal Improvement Union
  17. Meritorious Banking Services Honours Award by the Aba Ancient Kingdom

CEO Awards

18. Ai SRI 50 CEO of the Year by African Investor Capital Markets Index Series Awards.

19. The 2011 Pearl Outstanding CEO of the Year.

20. MarketingWorld Awards CEO of the Year.

2010 Awards

  1. 2010 RIMA Award for Excellence in Banking – for E-banking and ISO 27001 certification presented by the Records and Information Management Award.
  2. Diamond Partner Award in recognition and appreciation of the Bank’s strong business leadership, continued co-operation and laudable support for Nigeria’s global counter narcotic efforts presented by the NDLEA Officers’ Memorial Fund and Award
  3. Best Supportive Institution for All Our Programmes the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
  4. 2010 Most Active Stock Award – The Pearl Awards – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding enterprise which has contributed to the premium value of FirstBank’s stocks.
  5. Symbol of Peace Awards 2010 in recognition of the Bank’s support to the Nigeria Police for the effective combating of crimes and ensuring an atmosphere of peace and Tranquility in our communities – Police Community Relations Committee, Area “A” command, Lagos.
  6. Official Sponsor Award – Disney High School Musical on Stage in Nigeria – KidzTrust Limited
  7. Best Banking Group in Nigeria – World Finance Banking Awards 2010.
  8. Sponsorship Award for the 16th Economic Summit – Nigeria Economic Summit Group
  9. Bronze Sponsor Award – UTURN Africa Forum 2010.
  10. Bank of the Decade – 4th Lagos Entreprise Awards 2010
  11. Eko Corporate Responsibility Awards 2010 – The Eko Awards
  12. Best Local Bank in Nigeria 2010 – EMEA Finance.
  13. Award of Recognition – Lagos Bankers’ Clearing House Representatives – in recognition of the Bank’s contributions towards Clearing House Operations for the Year 2010/2011

2009

  1. Diamond Award – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s Support for Nigerian Youths and 4th National Youth Summit
  2. Award for Excellence – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s Excellent Contribution to the upliftment of People with Down Syndrome
  3. Teens’ Favourite Bank 2009 – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of the Bank’s Contribution to the Development of Teenagers.
  4. Commerce & Industry Association of Nigeria CICAN Crystal of Excellence – Presented to First Bank of Nigeria plc in recognition of its support to agricultural development, May 2009
  5. Award for Responsibility & Dependability – Presented to FirstBank for living up to its slogan “Truly the First” and for supporting Developmental Projects and Programmes in the Country.
  6. 2009 Financial Institution Award – Presented to FirstBank in recognition of its Outstanding Financial Support of Nigerian Companies in the Oil & Gas Industry.
  7. Best E -Payment Risk Team Award 2009
  8. Best Domestic Bank in Nigeria 2009 – Best Domestic Bank Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Domestic Bank Awards, 2009.
  9. Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria 2009 – Best Trade Finance Bank Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Trade Finance Bank Awards, 2009.
  10. Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Nigeria 2009 – Best Foreign Exchange Bank Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Foreign Exchange Bank Awards, 2009.
  11. Best Bank in Nigeria – Presented to FirstBank in the African Banking Awards 2009 in recognition of the Bank’s progress and success.
  12. Best Bank in Nigeria 2009 – EMEA Finance

April 2008 – March 2009

  1. The Nigerian Stock Exchange 31st Annual President’s Merit Award for the 2007 Financial Year (FirstBank has won this award 13 times).
  2. The Nigerian Stock Exchange Award of Excellence Certificate as The Quoted Company of the Year 2007.
  3. The Nigerian Stock Exchange Merit Award – Certificate of Merit in the Banking/ Investment Sector for the best presentation, quality and depth of the Bank’s Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2007.
  4. Best Domestic Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2008.
  5. Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2008.
  6. Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2008. 
  7. Merit Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Greening Policy of Lagos State – Lagos State Ministry of the Environment, 2008.
  8. Postilion African Award for Innovation (to the Bank whose innovation achieved outstanding results) – Postilion Africa, 2008.
  9. African Chief Executive Officer of the Year Award – D.E.R. Limited (Publishers of The African economy, Banking & Finance in Africa Magazines and Annual Meetings Daily Newspaper), 2008.
  10. Diamond Award in recognition of FirstBank’s support for Nigerian youths – Youth & Gender Network, 2008.
  11. Certificate of Excellence as Best Bank Stock of the Year – Exclusively Vanguard, 2008.
  12. Certificate of Excellence as Best Bank in Manufacturing Financing – Exclusively Vanguard, 2008.
  13. Superbrands Nigeria 2008 Award – Superbrands Nigeria Council, 2008.

April 2007 – March 2008

  1. Stock Offer of the Year – ThisDay Awards 2007.
  2. EmergingMarkets Banking Achievement Award for Africa – World Bank/IMF 2007 Meetings, Washington DC.
  3. Best Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2007.
  4. Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2007. 
  5. Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Nigeria – Global Finance, 2007. 
  6. Bank of the Year – Lagos Enterprise Awards 2007.
  7. Most Outstanding CEO Award – The Pearl Awards Project, 2007.
  8. Most Active Stock Award in the Market Excellence Category, 2006 – The Pearl Awards Project, 2007.
  9. The Most Supportive Bank Year 2007 – National Association of Nigeria Travel Agents.
  10. Outstanding Contribution Award as Platinum Sponsor of the 13th Nigerian Economic Summit – The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). 
  11. The African Farmers Support Bank of the Year Award – AIPAS 2007. 
  12. Brand of the Year 2007 (Banking) – National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) 2007 Award for Marketing Excellence.
  13. Diamond Benefactor Award for Sustained Commitment to the University of Ibadan – University of Ibadan.
  14. Notable Achievements and Contribution to Educational Advancement Award  Graduate Students Association of Nigeria (GSAN), University of Ibadan.
  15. Award for Support as a major sponsor of the 20th Anniversary/International Conference on Road Safety in Africa, 2008 and admission into the Guild of Safety Partners in the Silver Category – Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
  16. Honour as Sole Sponsor of an Educational Seminar Organised by the 2007/2008 Graduating Students, -Department of Finance, University of Lagos.
  17. Certificate of Excellence in recognition of the Bank’s outstanding performance during the year and having thus been adjudged Overall Best – 3rd in the Jos Clearing Area for the year 2007 –  Jos Area Bankers Committee.

April 2006 - March 2007

  1. Best Bank in Nigeria, 2006 presented by US-based Global Finance magazine. 
  2. Best Trade Finance Bank in Nigeria, 2006 by Global Finance. 
  3. Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Nigeria, 2006 by Global Finance. 
  4. Award of Honour presented to the Managing Director/Chief Executive in appreciation of the Bank’s sponsorship of the 2006 Late Mallam Ahmadu Coomassie Memorial Football Competition, presented by Katsina State Football Association. 
  5. Brand of the Year Award 2006 (Banking) presented by the National Institute of Marketing Nigeria (NIMN) at its 2006 Award for Marketing Excellence.
  6. The Overall Best Bank in Real and Export Sectors Financing, 2006 by the Bankers’ Committee. 
  7. Best Bank in Export Sector Financing, 2006 by the Bankers’ Committee. 
  8. Best Bank in Real Sector Financing for 2006 by the Bankers’ Committee. 
  9. The 2005 Overall Highest Award Winner, “The Pearl” of the Nigerian Stock Market. 
  10. 2005 Most Active Stock Award in the Market Excellence Category.
  11. 2005 Sectoral Leadership Award (Banking) of the Nigerian Stock Market.
  12. Best Bank in Export Financing by 1st Vanguard Banking Awards.
  13. Best Bank in Manpower Development by 1st Vanguard Banking Awards.
  14. The Best Women-Friendly Bank Award by Women Entrepreneurs and Achievers Network (WEAN). 
  15. Euromoney African Industrial Deal of the Year Award (for participating in the $205 million project financing for UNICEM).
  16. 2006 Zik Prize in Professional Leadership Award to Mr. J. M. Ajekigbe, MD/CE by Public Policy Research and Analysis Centre. 

April 2005 – March 2006

  1. Best Bank – Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Bank Awards, 2005
  2. Best Trade Finance Bank in the Global Finance World’s Best Trade Finance Bank Awards, 2005.
  3. Best Foreign Exchange Bank Nigeria in the Global Finance World’s Best Foreign Exchange Bank Awards, 2005.
  4. Joint Winner of The Nigerian Stock Exchange 28th Annual President’s Merit Award for the 2004 Financial Year Banking & Investment Sector.  
  5. The Nigerian Stock Exchange Merit Award – Certificate of Merit in the Banking & Investment Sector for the best presentation, quality and depth of the Bank’s Annual Report and Accounts for the year 2004.
  6. Certificate of Excellence as Winner of the 2004 Market Excellence (Most Active Stock) Award by The Pearl Awards for Performance, Earnings and Return Leadership on the Nigerian Stock Market.
  7. Global Harmony Through Recreation Co-Sponsor Award in appreciation of support towards the successful participation of the Swimming Squad in the 34th Neheim-Husten Competition, Germany, 2005 by Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos.
  8. Plaque in appreciation of the Bank’s contribution to Endowment – by the University of Lagos.
  9. Certificate of participation in recognition of the Bank’s contributions to the success of the 1st West African University Games Tennis, Athletics and Table Tennis (WAUG TATT) Championships held at the University of Lagos, February 23 to March 4, 2006 – by the University of Lagos.
  10. Certificate of Merit as Most Functional Bank in the 27th International Trade Fair, Kaduna, February 17 – 26, 2006.
  11. Western Union Best Agent Infrastructure Award 2005.

April 2004 – March 2005

  1. eGovernance Champion Award – Federal Government of Nigeria.
  2. Best Bank in Nigeria Award – Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2004.
  3. Nigeria’s Best Foreign Exchange Bank 2004 – Global Finance.
  4. Best Bank Award 2004 – Global Finance.
  5. Best presentation, quality and depth of annual report and accounts in banking/investment sector – Nigerian Stock Exchange (FirstBank has won this award 11 times)
  6. Merit Award for Humanitarian Support – Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria (SCIAN)
  7. The Most Admired Financial Institution in Nigeria – Alder Brand Report 2003.
  8. Seventh Largest Bank in Africa – Banker’s Magazine Ratings Report.
  9. Productivity Award for Africa as the Most Productive Agent – Western Union Money Transfer
  10. Award for Sectoral Leadership (Banking) – Pearl Awards 2004
  11. The Nigerian Stock Exchange 27th Annual President’s Merit Award for the 2003 Financial Year – October 2004
  12. Most Active Stock (Market) Excellence – Pearl Awards 2004
  13. Highest Rating in Corporate Governance – JIC Governance Plus
  14. Special Honour of Award 2004 to the Managing Director & Chief Executive of FirstBank in recognition of contributions towards making life more meaningful to the children with special needs/hearing impaired – by Wesley School II for Deaf Children, Lagos
  15. Merit Award in recognition of selfless commitment to the service of humanity and consistent support towards the development of the Spinal Cord Injuries Association of Nigeria (SCIAN) – 2004

April 2003 – March 2004

  1. The Nigerian Stock Exchange 26th Annual President’s Merit Award for the 2003 Financial Year – October 2004.
  2. Award for Sectoral Leadership 2003 – The Pearl Awards Project.
  3. Most Active Stock (Market) Excellence 2003 – Pearl Awards Project.
  4. UNILAG Social Sciences Award for contribution to Academic Development Services by Faculty Office – 2003. 

April 2002 – March 2003

  1. Fellow of FAMAN Award 2002 presented to the Managing Director & Chief Executive of FirstBank in recognition of his contribution to agricultural growth and development in Nigeria – by Farm Management Association of Nigeria.
  2. Gold Award for exemplary foresight in investment in and application of ICT in Banking November 2002 – by Nigerian Information Technology & Telecommunication Awards.
  3. Award of Excellence – 2002 Sectorial Leadership Award in the Banking Sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) by The Pearl Awards Project.
  4. 2002 Most Active Stock Award in the Market Excellence Category of the Nigerian Stock Market – by The Pearl Awards Project.
  5. Valued Strategic Partner in recognition of contributions and patronage of NEDEX and Back-to-School Fair.
  6. Special Commendation Award for significant contribution to services that have improved quality of life – Opthalmological Society of Nigeria – 2003.

See also