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FBN Holdings partners Euromoney for Nigeria banking, capital markets conference


First Bank of Nigeria Limited and FBN Capital Limited, subsidiaries of FBN Holdings plc, are Lead Sponsors of The Nigeria Banking and Capital Markets Conference 2014, organised by Euromoney for the third consecutive season since 2012.

This sponsorship is part of the drive by FBN Holdings to promote thought leadership for national growth and development, while promoting the nexus between the government and the private sector to stimulate growth and job creation in the Nigerian economy.

This year’s edition with the theme “The New Era of Accessing Capital” is scheduled for September 30, 2014, at Eko Hotel and Suites, Lagos.

The annual top level conference is bringing together policy makers, businessmen, financiers and key overseas players in a high-level conference, which will highlight Nigeria’s attractions as a strong African financing centre. The conference would review an economy that is now Africa’s largest and postulate how best the country can ensure its financial system is fit for purpose to support an economy undergoing rapid expansion.

The conference would feature the GMD/CEO, First Bank, Bisi Onasanya in the C-suite panel on ‘Solutions for the New Reality;’ the executive director, Lagos and West, First Bank, Gbenga Shobo in the C-suite panel, deliberating on the subject ‘Fit for the Frontier: Financial Services for Africa’s New Giant,’ while Taiwo Okeowo, deputy managing director/head, investment banking, FBN Capital, would also be speaking at the event.

In a statement by Onasanya, First Bank’s sponsorship of the conference accentuates the bank’s, and indeed, the FBN Holdings Group’s position as a financial partner of choice to investors in the Nigerian economy and a promoter of the development of a prudent, sound and efficient financial sector in Nigeria.

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.

First Bank operates an extensive distribution network with over 750 business locations (623 branches, 61 quick service points and 69 cash centres/agencies), over 2,397 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, Banque International de Credit (B.I.C) in the Republic of Congo, International Commercial Bank (ICB) in Ghana, The Gambia, Guinea, Sierra-Leone and Senegal as well as its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.

First Bank is the recipient of many awards. The Bank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” three times in a row – 2011, 2012, and 2013 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group. First Bank’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.