By Scoop Reporter
ABSA Bank Zambia PLC has been awarded the 2020 best corporate bank and best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) entity in Zambia by the Global Banking and Finance Review and International Business Magazine, respectively.
ABSA Managing Director, Mizinga Melu, has also been recognised as the 2020 banking CEO of the year Zambia by Global Banking and Finance Review.
The Global Banking and Finance Review awards were established to showcase the best-in-class achievements of budding industrial talent, global leaders, and corporates across varied spheres related to the international business and finance arena.
Commenting on the awards, Absa-Zambia Managing Director, Mizinga Melu said it is a proud and humbling moment that the bank continues to receive international recognition for the banking solutions it offers, especially after going through a critical transition to Absa.
Ms. Melu says the five awards that the bank has received so far are a culmination of the work that it continues to put into ensuring that it provides its customers with best in class service and innovative products that are in line with global banking trends.
She has paid tribute to customers and stakeholders for their continued support saying the bank’s commitment to putting them at the heart of everything it does remains unwavering.
“With a strong heritage anchored on local, Pan-African and international knowledge as well as a legacy of providing innovative banking solutions, Absa is well positioned to be the bank of choice of the continent as it aims to provide revolutionary products and services that stem from its wide success of previous accomplishments.
“Our agenda transcends just meeting the financial scorecard. We want to be a force for good in society and truly bring our customers’ possibilities to life”, Ms. Melu said.
Absa Bank Zambia PLC has over the last few years invested over US $7 billion in key economic sectors, aligning itself as a strong growth and development partner.
The Bank continues to impact society positively by being a force for good through its various community-led initiatives.
The Bank has invested over K 15 million in the last three years to address various societal challenges that the country faces. On June 5, 2020, the bank’s parent company, Absa Group Limited announced the substantial completion of its separation from Barclays PLC across its 12 markets on the African continent with only three major projects remaining.
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