Written by Oluwatoyin Adeleye
In the usual aura of class and quality, Access Bank held her 10th annual ‘Access Bank Polo Day’, organised by The Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank.
Access Bank CEO and Group managing director, Herbert Wigwe could be seen enjoying the fun and festivities alongside the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, the Emir of Kanu Emir Sanusi Lamido Sanusi and many other dignitaries at this year’s event held at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor.
Suits were crisp, dresses elegant, young men looked dapper and women looked beautiful in the sunny field where the Polo tournament held.
The Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield has grown to be the biggest charity polo tournament in Africa and generates interest and support from organisations and individuals across Africa for the UNICEF/Access initiative.
Happy with the achievements of the charity in the past 10 years, Wigwe explained the reasons behind the Bank’s continued support for the 5th Chukker UNICEF initiative.
He said: “We are conscious of our role as a change agent in Nigeria that can help institute socio-economic development through responsible business practice and environmental considerations,” adding, “we are continually seeking ways through which more resources can be pooled towards supporting the children. We are part of the community and as such should support its well being.”
The Access Bank UK’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Jamie Simmonds also added that:
“Our objective is to grow a sustainable business through customer service excellence, and innovative solutions in trade finance, commercial banking, private banking and asset management. The Award as Best Africa Trade Finance Bank , for the second year running, as voted by CFI-Co readers and contributors is testimony to the value of our principles of relationship-based banking, growing our business through the depth and quality of customer relationships, while at the same time maintaining a moderate appetite for risk. Our achievements owe a great deal to the strong partnership that we have with our parent company, as evidenced by our joint support of the Access Bank Day at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor.”
Slide through the gallery above to experience the event and watch the video below: