Ecobank dominated the 8th The Banker Awards in London
last night. The event took place in the Grand Ballroom of London's Dorchester
Hotel and brought together representatives of banks and leading financial
institutions from over 130 countries.
Ecobank drew thunderous applause as it was called up to
receive one award after another throughout the night. Master of Ceremonies and
journalist and newsreader Michael Buerk quipped "these folks may as well just
stay up here." The pan-African bank won a total of ten country awards, more
than any other bank among the many that gathered for what is considered to be
one of the most prestigious events within the global banking industry. The
Banker Magazine is a publication of the Financial Times of London.
Ecobank won the awards in recognition of their banking
services in the following countries: Benin,
Representing the bank at the awards were Mrs. Morenike Adepoju, Managing
Director of Ecobank Liberia,
Mr. Roger Dah-Achinanon, Managing Director of Ecobank Togo
and Mr. Richard Uku, Brand & Communication Director for the Ecobank Group.
"It is gratifying to be honored in such a resounding way."
Uku said. "These 10 awards are a testament to the passion of all Ecobankers in
the 25 countries in Africa
where we currently operate. They underscore our dedication to keep providing
world class banking services to the millions who have made Ecobank their bank
The Ecobank Group earlier this month celebrated its 20thanniversary. The bank is currently undergoing
a rebranding exercise and will roll out a new corporate logo and look in
January 2009, reflecting renewed dynamism and continued commitment to Africa.