Leading financial institutions, United Bank for Africa Plc and Fidelity Bank Plc, on Sunday, were honoured at the Business Hallmark Newspaper Awards, held at the Civic Centre, in Lagos.

While Fidelity Bank was adjudged the Best Bank in SME Support on account of its longstanding support for MSMES, UBA won double honours as it emerged the Bank of the year 2019; while its Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, also emerged CEO of the year.

The Organiser of the awards and the Chief Executive Officer of Business Hallmark, Emeka Obasi, who spoke at the event, explained that the best CEO award is borne out of the need to recognise achievements of financial executives who have been outstanding in their profession and have contributed in no small measure to the growth of their organisations and the economy at large

PHOTO: L-R: Chairman of the occasion, Prof. Anya O. Anya; Executive Director, Shared Services & Products, Fidelity Bank Plc, Chijioke Ugochukwu; Chief Executive Officer, Overt Energy and Member, Hallmark Advisory Board, Sir Marc Wabara; Divisional Head, Managed SMEs, Fidelity Bank Plc, Osaigbovo Omorogbe; Regional Bank Head (RBH), Victoria Island, Fidelity Bank Plc, Chinwe Iloghalu; Divisional Head, Export & Agriculture, Fidelity Bank Plc, Isaiah Ndukwe; Divisional Head, Retail Group, Fidelity Bank Plc, Richard Madiebo, during the Business Hallmark People of the Year Award where Fidelity Bank was adjudged Best Bank in SME Support…Sunday.