Lagos, 25th October 2019: FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the investment banking and asset management business of FBN Holdings Plc, has reinforced its commitment to improving the Nigerian Banking and Finance Industry, through its sponsorship of the Corporate Dinner of the Association of Professional Women Bankers (APWB), the female arm of the prestigious Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). This event took place on the 25th of October, 2019, at Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos.
The Association of Professional Women Bankers has impacted the continued promotion of Professionalism amongst Women in the banking sector. Their existence is consistently marked by innovations and pace setting activities and programs as well as consistent contribution to the academic growth and development of Nigerian youths and empowerment of Women through Workshops, Seminars, Publications and Events such as the APWB Corporate Forum and Annual Dinner.
The annual event creates a platform where Industry experts critically examine topical issues relating to the Nigerian economy, thus providing a unique opportunity to review, evaluate and proffer strategies to Stakeholders/Participants to tackle issues at the grass roots. The sponsorship of the event also reiterates FBNQuest Merchant Bank’s commitment to supporting women in banking in Nigeria.
Commenting about the event, Funke Ladimeji, Head, Technology & Services, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, highlighted the importance of creating awareness and stimulating interest in the Banking and Finance profession for emerging women in the industry, which FBNQuest is promoting through the sponsorship of the APWB Dinner. She encouraged women to work towards taking up more strategic positions in the banking industry. She further commended APWB and the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria for its consistency in providing a platform for social and professional interactions for Female Bankers.
Speaking further, Mrs. Ladimeji said, “We are proud of the relationship with CIBN, which has built positive growth in the Nigerian financial industry. Our sponsorship of events such as these have helped provide the much needed platforms to discover insights and ideas amongst stakeholders that can be used to promote advancement in the financial system and overall economy. We look forward to a continuous partnership.”
Following the APWB Dinner, CIBN also hosted its annual Investiture, where Kayode Akinkugbe, Managing Director/CEO, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, was elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria, he was given this award in in recognition of his contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian banking Industry.
FBNQuest Merchant Bank recently sponsored the 13th Annual Banking and Finance Conference of CIBN, and participated in the 2019 Annual Bankers Nite of CIBN, along with other key financial leaders of the Nigerian economy, to discuss the much needed approaches to enhance financial inclusion, and provide, review, and evaluate strategies to create efficient banking services in Nigeria.
About FBNQuest Merchant Bank
FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited is the investment banking and asset management business of FBN Holdings Plc, one of the strongest and most dependable financial groups in Africa. We are innovative and client-focused, with strong industry and execution expertise to serve our diverse client base of high net-worth individuals, institutions, corporations and governments across a wide range of services.
From securing wealth to financing business opportunities, we are constantly searching for what comes next so we can take our clients there first. We are a trusted and inspirational partner founded on innovation, a strong heritage and a pioneering spirit that drives us to help our clients look beyond today, and redefine tomorrow.
We provide services in Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Institutional Sales and Fixed Income, Currencies & Treasury to support the diverse financial needs of our clients.