Standard Bank Voted ‘African Bank of the Year’ for 2022
The title is a testament to Standard Bank’s quality of service and dedication to the continent as the category was judged not only on business performance, but on an institution’s overall impact in assisting clients navigate the troughs of COVID-19, offering industry-leading technological solutions, supporting traditionally marginalized sectors, fostering opportunities for women empowerment, and bringing value to stakeholders.
Sim Tshabalala, Chief Executive of the Standard Bank Group, said:
“This honour is for all Standard Bank Group employees who worked to make our business responsive in supporting our clients and our communities through the COVID-19 pandemic and to foster growth and development. Particularly for Africa’s entrepreneurs and corporations.”
Standard Bank’s immediate priority in 2021 was ensuring that those most vulnerable could recover from the economic ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2021, Standard Bank Group partnered with Microsoft to accelerate the Group’s digital transformation goals, to drive efficiencies, and enable the innovation, agility, and resilience required to further improve service.
In tandem, Standard Bank launched ground-breaking digital platforms like Unayo and PowerPulse and leveraged strategic partnerships with innovators like Flutterwave and Nomanini, to significantly increase the range of services available to clients and make a meaningful impact on their lives.
All the above initiatives, and more, have resulted in a positive impact on the books.
“Being voted African Bank of the Year is an endorsement of our strategy to become a more client-centric, digitally-enabled platform business. We want to transform our clients’ experience, provide our services with consistent excellence; and drive sustainable growth and value throughout the continent,”