Guaranty Trust Bank plc has continued to promote economic development and entrepreneurship by partnering with the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges to support the 2013 UK-Nigeria Investment Partnership Forum, which will take place on Thursday May 2, 2013 at Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The programme which seeks to encourage bilateral trade relations between Nigeria and the United Kingdom, involves presentation of business enhancement models that facilitate trade between both countries, networking between captains of industries and exploration of business opportunities that exist in both markets. Mr. Alderman Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of London is leading the United Kingdom’s business delegation to the event, with Managing Directors/CEOs of major companies operating in different sectors of the UK’s economy in attendance.
Nigeria’s delegation to the event is being led by the CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange, Mr. Oscar Onyema alongside Private Sector Industry Leaders and top Government officials. Commenting on the Bank’s involvement, Mrs. Cathy Echeozo, Deputy Managing Director of GTBank said the Bank was committed to the development of the Nigerian capital market and the promotion of access to global investment capital.
According to Mrs. Echeozo ‘UK and Nigeria are important business partners. If we are to actualize the plans of President Goodluck Jonathan and Prime Minister David Cameron to double trade and investment growth between both nations by 2016, then private companies must undertake forums like this to exchange ideas.”
Guaranty Trust Bank has always been a strong advocate for empowerment, economic growth and development. The Bank recently sponsored a similar initiative tagged GTBank’s Leadership Seminar, wherein select industry leaders had an interactive session with Mr. Robin Sharma; a globally celebrated author of international bestselling books on leadership.
Guaranty Trust Bank was established in 1990 and presently operates from over 200 offices in Nigeria and banking subsidiaries in Ghana, Gambia, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom.
In recognition of it service standards, management quality and financial performance, the Bank has been the recipient of numerous awards over the years that most recently include the Best Bank in Nigeria Award for the fourth consecutive year from Euromoney Magazine and the Best Bank in Nigeria Award from EMEA Finance. Mr Segun Agbaje, the Bank’s Chief Executive Officer was also lately recognized as 2012 African Banker of the Year.