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Keystone Bank gets recognition for innovation

Keystone Bank Limited has been recognised as Africa’s most innovative bank of the year at the European Global Banking and Finance Awards.

According to a statement, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Keystone Bank, Mr Obeahon Ohiwerei, was also presented the ‘Best Banking CEO in Africa’ award.

The statement described the awards, which was organised by the European Global, United Kingdom, as a reflection of the innovation, achievement, strategy, progressive and inspirational changes taking place within the global financial community.

The European Global was quoted as saying that the Keystone Bank boss was chosen in recognition of his exceptional achievements over the last year, which could be described as an inspiration for business and government leaders working to raise Africa’s investment profile.

Ohiwerei said it was an honour to win the ‘Africa’s Most Innovative Bank’ award and to be recognised as the best banking CEO in Africa.

He said, “These awards mark another milestone for Keystone Bank, and is a testament of the diligent execution of the bank’s strategic initiatives on customer service.

“Keystone Bank will continue to leverage its local knowledge, global exposure as well as presence to drive positive change in Africa; working actively with the government, local businesses, regulators and other stakeholders in deepening financial services.

“We remain committed to maximising shareholders’ value and delivering superior and sustainable return, guided by our founding values of professionalism, passion, integrity, team spirit, innovation, service excellence, effective corporate governance and entrepreneurship.”