HERITAGE BANK BLAZES TRAIL BY WINNING MULTIPLE AWARDS

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L-R: Oluchi Richard-Oti, HR Business Partner; Eziamaka Alfred, HR Business Partner; Ayo Wuraola, MD Leadway Capital and Trust Limited; Adesoji Ogunsanya, Head, Talent Resourcing & Outsourcing; Misturat Bello, HR Business Partner and Atonye Allwell-Brown, Head, Learning & Development, at the 2021 Human Resource (HR) People Magazine Awards where Heritage Bank carted away coveted awards, recently in Lagos.

Heritage Bank Plc, Nigeria’s Most Innovative Banking Service provider emerged winner in several categories at the 2021 Human Resource (HR) People Magazine Awards and at the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria’s (FICAN) 30th-Anniversary Conference and Awards. The bank carted away five coveted awards- HR Champion Award (for MD/CEO, COO), Most Outstanding Engagement Strategy for over 1000 Employees and the HR Leader Award (for Heads of HR).

 

Others which were awarded by the largest body of financial journalists in Africa, FICAN to Heritage Bank are the duo Platinum Awards presented to the MD/CEO, Ifie Sekibo and Heritage Bank for Outstanding Support towards FICAN and Financial Reporting, respectively. The bank won the prestigious awards in recognition of the leadership of Heritage Bank in Human Capital Development (HCM) for putting employees first and ensuring that its people management & engagement strategies are second to none, and in celebration of its MD/CEO, Sekibo’s leadership style.

 

The bank was also recognized for Outstanding Support towards Financial Reporting in Nigeria. This was Heritage Bank’s first time in participating in such an event as HR practitioners, as the financial institution had the opportunity to enter for 3 award categories. Over 20 established brands from different industry sectors were also said to have participated in the several keenly contested award categories, which cut across various areas of people management and development. Despite the formidable competition and the very rigorous screening process, Heritage Bank emerged as winner in the series of awards won. Commenting on the awards, the Divisional Head, Human Capital Management, Abike Wesey expressed gratitude to the organisers for believing in Heritage Bank and the leadership of the bank for their support to employees’ welfare. “We are ecstatic to have received this honour and are extremely grateful for leadership of Executive Management, for giving us wings to fly right in our corner and always willing to listen.

 

It was indeed a remarkable moment for us, as we strutted up the dais, with heads held up high and proud, amidst the cheer & accolades from the HR community, well represented at the event; especially in an event of such calibre, being recognized in a gathering of doyens & captains of Industries for our exceptional accomplishments in a widely acclaimed, challenging year – it was definitely no small feat,” Wesey said. According to her, “The award and commendations go a long way to show that our people management & engagement strategies are truly working, and we are committed to do more in our world to keep the Heritage flag flying. We identify with our Heritage, because, winning is our heritage.” The HR Awards is very unique because of its process and organization. The organizers are usually not aware of the winners till the day of the event, same time the results are revealed per category and award submissions are made on a peculiar website – comparable to none in West Africa. The judges are respected & prominent former heads of HR, selected from five different countries and from various industries, with cutting-edge experience who judge the contestants on global best practices.

 

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Akinola George-Taylor, Managing Director of Heritage Bank Plc, and his Team, paid courtesy visit yesterday to the Governor of Lagos, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, at the State House, Alausa yesterday.

The Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Akinola George-Taylor has disclosed that the bank would continue to increase the wallet of its business transactions with Lagos state government.  

He gave this assurance yesterday when he led a team of the bank on a courtesy visit to the Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the government house, Alausa, Ikeja.

George-Taylor commended Sanwo-Olu’s administration, whilst aligning with the great works in Lagos State.

“We are here to introduce ourselves as the new management of the Heritage Bank and being that we have had a relationship with the state (Lagos) for a number of years now, we felt it was necessary to come and present ourselves to the Governor; to say thanks for the business that we enjoyed with the government and that we align and commend the great work he is doing for Lagos State.

“And of course, as bankers, we want to try and increase our own size of the wallet of the business that we do with the government and to extend our best wishes to him and his government. It was a courtesy call to say thank you and wish him well in the next coming elections,” he said.

Speaking earlier, the Governor, Sanwo-Olu said his administration was poised to do more as it continued to play its roles in providing an enabling environment, improving the ease of doing business and being forward-looking in its dealings with financial institutions.

The governor also said that his administration will continue to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship with financial institutions in the State.

He said: “Lagos is the Centre of Excellence and the commercial, economic nerve centre, so we cannot but ensure that we have a very forward-looking mutually beneficial relationship with all of our financial institutions and of course, Heritage Bank is not an exception.

“I want to implore you and your team to be intentional and think something fresh; think something different that can indeed stimulate us. You can rest assured that we know how important it is to spread our businesses and to ensure that everybody gets a part of it knowing that you and your staff will also have a corporate responsibility on the Personal Income Tax component. It is expected that we will continue to play our roles and play our parts.”

Governor Sanwo-Olu congratulated the Managing Director and his new team on the huge and great responsibilities that shareholders and other stakeholders in Heritage Bank have reposed in them,” he said.