Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited
has disclosed plans of the group to
enhance investments and leverage its
unique footprint and international banking
expertise to drive growth in Nigeria and
other African countries. Through a new
brand campaign, ‘Here for Africa’, the
bank has stated its commitment to
investing in Africa’s future, and continuing
to support key growth sectors across
local economies, including infrastructure,
telecommunications, transport, retail and
trade.
Under the Bank’s refreshed global
strategy, announced late last year, the
Bank reiterated its heightened focus on
Africa, seeking to grow its business
across all markets, with a keen focus on
Corporate and Commercial segments.
Standard Chartered operates across 38
African economies, 16 on a full-presence
basis and 22 on a transactional basis.
The bank’s footprint of 180 branches and
outlets now has an extended reach,
thanks to the Bank’s continuous evolution
of its digital platforms and mobile
banking channels.
Speaking in Ghana at the Regional launch
of the Africa-focused campaign, Sunil
Kaushal, Regional CEO of Africa & Middle
East said “Africa is an integral and a
valuable economic partner region within
our unique footprint across the region,
Asia and the Middle East.
This campaign is about our show of
commitment and confidence in a
continent that we have been in for over
150 years. We consider ourselves truly
African – every one of our Sub Saharan
CEOs is African, our people who lead and
manage our strategy are African, and our
strategy is tailored to the suit Africa’s
specific trends and business dynamics.
We are indeed Here for good and Here for
Africa.”
Kaushal said further “We believe in
forging strong partnerships which deliver
tangible value for all members of Africa’s
economies, not just our clients. Our USD5
billion commitment to President Obama’s
Power Africa campaign, in partnership
with African governments, continues to
light up new homes and companies to
spur income and growth.
We are encouraging foreign and regional
investment in our role as ratings advisor
to numerous African governments, linking
Africa’s growth potential with more
investors across Asia and the Middle
East. Africa remains a key area of
strategic investment for us as a Group,
as we focus in building our own strong
franchise and growing safely across the
continent.”
Speaking at the launch in Nigeria, Bola
Adesola, CEO Standard Chartered Bank
Nigeria, Cameroun and Cote D’Ivoire
said,”Today we launch our ‘Here for
Africa’ campaign in Nigeria. Standard
Chartered Nigeria continues to deliver
tangible benefits to support local
economic growth.

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