Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan. CEO First bank

First Bank’s CEO lands Forbes’ Best of Africa award

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the recognition by Forbes by awarding its Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, with the Forbes Best of Africa Award. The award is to honor business personalities with a record of creating and building great global businesses that have made contributions to the development of Africa.

Adeduntan dedicated the award during a virtual award presentation organized by First Bank in conjunction with the Foreign Investment Network (FIN), “to the bank’s customers and to the Board, Management and Staff of First Bank of Nigeria Limited and all our Subsidiaries, for their cooperation in delivering the best to our esteemed customers and shareholders, and ensuring that we give back to the society in which we have sustained our business for over 126 years.”

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Forbes had stated: “Adesola Adeduntan believes strongly in the importance of doing well by doing good. In March 2020 he spoke at the Edinburgh School of Business about financial institutions’ role as drivers of financial inclusion.   “In his leadership role at First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank), Adeduntan is part of a 126-year legacy of sustained development-oriented services. FirstBank is the region’s foremost financial inclusion services provider.