Masoyi Obed Ali (Winner) having handshakes with Obinna Consumer Protection Council (CPC) and Ejikeme Victor Ohalete, Team Lead Product Management Team looks on.
ACCESS BANK PLC
VOLUME 18 NO. 07
A P A S S I O N F O R E X C E L L E N C E
Access Bank Wins FT/IFC ‘’Sustainable
Bank of the Year’’ Award
JULY - AUGUST 2011
What I Need To Know
The Access Bank
The Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede; Vice President for Business Advisory, International
Finance Corporation (IFC), Rachel Kyte, during the presentation of the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation's
“Sustainable Bank of the Year Award” to Access Bank in London.
the very strong entries we have received across all categories. It's
going to be a challenge for the judging panel to pick the winners
from such a high-quality group”.
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ccess Bank has emerged the winner of the 2011 FT/IFC
Sustainable Bank of the Year Award (Middle East and
Africa) category. This announcement was made at the
AGala Dinner in London attended by about 200 key senior decisionmakers
in finance and sustainability.
The award is in recognition of Access Bank's leadership
commitment to global best practice in Environmental, Social and
Governance, (ESG) performance and is also an affirmation of the
Bank's pioneering role in Sustainability and responsible business
practice in our operating environment.
A total of 187 entries were received from 161 institutions in 61
countries; and entries submitted in the “Sustainable Bank of the
Year” category were from 13 institutions including GTBank
(Nigeria); United Bank (Bahrain), Bank of Palestine (Palestine),
BMCE Bank (Morocco), Capital Bank of Jordan (Jordan), Doha
Bank (Qatar), Ecobank (Mali), Exim Bank (Tanzania), Millennium
bim (Mozambique), National Bank of Abu Dhabi (United Arab
Emirates), Standard Bank (South Africa) and Ned Bank (South
Africa), a past winner of the award.
Martin Dickson, FT Deputy Editor and Co-Chair of the awards
judging panel, had earlier stated that “this year's shortlist reflects
L-R: Muluku Souleymane Traore, Principal Country Officer, IFC - Global Financial Markets -
Trade Finance - West & Central Africa; Banjo Adegbohungbe- Group Head, Global Trade &
Payments Access Bank Plc; Gboyega Songonuga, Principal Finance Officer, Regional
Head, Trade Finance - Africa Global Financial Markets Department, IFC; Bonnie Galat,
Global Head, Business Development IFC Short Term Finance; Joseph Akwasi Kuma, Trade
Finance Officer IFC-Global Financial Markets - GTFP- West & Central Africa.
At the 4th International Finance Corporation's Global Trade
Finance Programme (GTFP) Bank Partners meeting held in
Access Bank's emergence as the winner of this coveted award
signals the Bank's leadership in Sustainability performance and a
commendation of its support for other financial institutions in
the adoption of responsible business practice and incorporation
of environmental, social and governance considerations into
their business operations.
The FT/IFC Sustainable Finance Awards evolved out of the FT
Sustainable Banking Awards, which over five years established
themselves as the world's leading awards for banks and other
institutions focused on sustainable development.
Since its inaugural edition in 2005, the FT/IFC Sustainable
Finance Awards has gained an overwhelming acceptance as
evidenced by the increase in the total number of entries received
and participating institutions and countries yearly. Arguably, the
most prestigious global banking awards hence its description as
the “Oscar’s of Banking”, that significantly promotes best
practice in triple bottom line banking.
Access Bank Wins the "Most Active GTFP Issuing
Bank in Africa” Award
Istanbul, Turkey, on May 24 and 25, 2011, Access Bank
won its fourth consecutive ‘’Issuing Bank Award’’ under
the Global Trade Finance Programme and a second
award as the "Most Active GTFP Issuing Bank in Africa".
In the past, the Bank has been recognised for
“Innovation in Trade Structures" (2007), "Best GTFP
Network Bank” (2008) and as the "Most Active GTFP
Issuing Bank in Africa” at the 2010 meeting.
The Global Trade Finance Programme extends and
complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade
financing by providing risk mitigation in challenging
markets where trade lines may be limited. There are over
400 banks in the programme, including over 200
issuing banks, 54 of which are in Africa.
Access Bank has been winning the ‘’Issuing Bank
Award’’ at every GTFP Partners Meeting since inception.
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VOLUME 18 NO. 07 JULY - AUGUST 2011
Prevent your household from
Malaria this Rainy Season
The rainy season does not only bring floods,
it also causes traffic jams. Pools of stagnant
or slow-flowing water from rain provide a
breeding ground for insects such as
mosquitoes that transmit diseases like
Malaria is caused by an infection of the red
blood cells with a tiny organism or parasite
These organisms are carried from person to
person by the anopheles mosquito. When
anopheles mosquito bites an infected
person, it sucks up blood containing the
parasite, which may then be passed on to
the mosquito's next victim.
What are the Symptoms?
The main symptom of malaria is a fever that
occurs in regular episodes, with sweating,
shivers and exhaustion. In some cases, it can
affect the brain or kidneys.
The most effective step is to avoid being
bitten by mosquitoes.
Corporate Social Responsibility
This can be achieved by:
Eradicating mosquito breeding sites
Using effective insect repellent
Using mosquito nets to avoid being bitten
by the insect
Using prescribed malaria drugs to fight the
parasite before it incubates
Wearing long-sleeved clothing
Keep your household healthy always by
following these preventive measures to help
eradicate malaria for good.
In the event that you are bitten by the insect,
please consult your doctor before taking any
The Group Managing Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Aigboje Aig-
Imoukhuede (right) with other FT/IFC awardees during the
presentation of the Financial Times/International Finance
Corporation's “Sustainable Bank of the Year Award” to Access Bank in
Vice President for Business Advisory, International Finance
Corporation (IFC), Rachel Kyte, (2nd left), Group Managing
Director/CEO, Access Bank Plc, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede (right) and
other awardees during the presentation of the Financial
Times/International Finance Corporation's “Sustainable Bank of the
Year Award” to Access Bank in London.
Nana Yaw Koranteng, Head - Corporate Banking, Access Bank Ghana
presenting a cheque donation and items on behalf of the Bank to Dr.
Mrs. Asomanin, Senior Medical Officer in Charge of Sickle Cell at the
Access Bank Wins ‘’Lagos State Corporate Social
Responsibility Gold Award’’
In recognition of its innovative community
investment initiatives, Access Bank Plc has
won the Lagos State Corporate Social
Responsibility Gold Award. This award
symbolises the Bank’s outstanding role in
inspiring Nigerian youths towards
educational and personal development.
The award which is organized by the Lagos
State CSR Award Committee, through the
Ministry of Education, celebrates the role of
corporate, organisations in the economic
development and social transformation of
Lagos State in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Social
Development and Education.
The Lagos State CSR Awards evolved out of
the ‘’Jam Feast Project,’’ which is an initiative
of the Lagos State Government to reward
creativity and entrepreneurship. ‘’Jam Feast
Project’’ is a programme designed to unlock
potentials of the knowledge triangle by
striking the right balance between scientific
cum educational excellence and innovative
business acumen. The programme
encourages the application of Science and
Art (expressions) as a tool to encourage and
provide direction to young people as well as
using invention and entrepreneurship to
reduce social vices such as HIV/AIDS.
Access Bank was selected as one of the top
ten (10) brands from a list of one hundred
and twenty (120) organizations that have
contributed to young people's self esteem,
self discovery, family values as well as exhibit
high sense of corporate social responsibility.
L - R: Ejikeme Victor Ohalete( Team Lead, Product Management Team)
Mr. Ademola Ajayi (Lagos State Lotteries Board) and Uche Onyeigwe
(Product Management) during the Access Bank Customer
Information Update Monthly Draw
We are continually faced by great opportunities
brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
Joke of the Month
Several weeks after a young man had been hired,
he was called into the personnel director's office.
“What is the meaning of this?” the director
asked. “When you applied for this job, you told
us you had five years experience. Now we
discovered this is the first job you've ever held.”
“Well,” the young man replied, “in your
advertisement you said you wanted somebody
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