First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s most valuable bank brand has partnered with Digital Africa Global Consult Limited to host the 3rd Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition. The event themed “Expanding Africa’s Capacity for Digital Technology” will hold at the International Conference Center, Abuja, between July 21st and July 23rd, 2015.
The Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition 2015 (DA 2015) which is the third in a series is a gathering of renowned ICT experts to discuss the development of Africa’s ICT sector and proffer solutions to the challenges limiting the continent’s advancement to the point of digital singularity with the rest of the globe. The deliberations at DA 2015 will also address a broad range of topics aimed at broadening Africa’s IT capability.
In its 3rd edition, Digital Africa reaches out to global markets, connects the industry and enables the digital technology innovations to grow and thrive. The conference also attracts senior-level executives, key decision-makers who are all looking to develop new business partnerships to do business and exchange ideas.
According to the Group Executive, Technology & Services, FirstBank, Mr. Abdullahi Ibrahim, FirstBank is committed to driving innovations in technology which have enhanced its products and services. “It is our hope that the 3rd Digital Africa Conference & Exhibition 2015 will throw up new ways of thinking and innovation in banking that will help financial institutions in the country to capture the market,” he added.
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.
FirstBank operates an extensive distribution network with over 750 business locations (623 branches, 61 quick service points and 69 cash centers/agencies), over 2,397 ATM’s and over 10 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.
FirstBank is the recipient of many awards. The Bank has been named “The Best Bank Brand in Nigeria” four times in a row – 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 – by the globally renowned “The Banker Magazine” of the Financial Times Group. FirstBank’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. This commitment is anchored on the FirstBank’s inherent values of passion, partnership and people, to position its customers first in every respect.
For four consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, FirstBank has been named the “Best Retail Bank in Nigeria” by the Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards. Other recent awards include the “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence, “Best Bank in West Africa” and “Most Innovative Bank in Africa” in the African Banker Awards, “Best Bank in Nigeria” in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards for the fourth time, “Best Foreign Exchange Services in Africa” in the EMEA Finance Treasury Services Awards, “Best Banking Group in Nigeria” by World Finance Banking Awards, and “Best Financial Reporting Company” by Africa Investor.
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