Last night was a great night for Standard Bank, we were at The Banker Awards in London and came out tops as Africa's number one bank. We are also the proud winners of six other awards including the Bank of the Year in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland and Tanzania. We're getting our roots set as Africa's leading bank.
The Banker, a top publication in the banking sector, acknowledges banks every year for the best overall performance by country and region. Winners are chosen based on an analysis of the financial results, their strategic developments and overall achievements throughout the year.
Our strategic partnerships with Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) and Troika Dialog, as well as some of our acquisitions in Nigeria, Kenya, Argentina and Turkey have reinforced and strengthened our strategy to build strong operations in emerging markets.