Just like a diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining, it was nothing special for him, but with enough pressure and time, it became spectacular, and could the CEO of the numero uno bank, FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan be a diamond?

This is because he has always been making waves in all the spheres he has navigated. Recently, Adeduntan was adjudged the 'Best Chief Executive Officer' of the year at the Digital Innovation and Excellence Awards, held in Accra, Ghana. The awards ceremony, which climaxed the Digital Banking Summit, was aimed at rewarding individuals and groups whose contribution and efforts of those who have spurred growth in the banking industry across Africa. Dr. Adeduntan, who has been at the helm of affairs of FirstBank, FBNBank Ghana's parent Bank since 2016 had ensured the rollout of the Group's digital banking strategy, which aims to leverage new and evolving technologies to facilitate access to everyday financial services for consumers and businesses alike. Receiving the award on behalf of Dr. Adeduntan in Accra on Friday, Victor Yaw Asante, the Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana, said the award amply speaks of Dr. Adeduntan's commitment to driving the financial inclusion agenda of FirstBank, as well as its subsidiaries across Africa.

In his words,  on behalf of Dr. Adeduntan and his management team at First Bank of Nigeria Limited, I will like to thank you for recognizing the Bank's unrelenting quest to meet the needs and preferences of our customers, with our deployment of a full bouquet of digital banking services.’

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