The management of FITC, has launched the maiden edition of the FITC Award for Excellence (FAFE), an initiative it said is designed to celebrate the leaders in the financial services sector.
FITC in a statement said the awards is aimed at recognizing organizations who have contributed to the development of the Nigerian Financial Services Sector, through innovative products and service offerings, service excellence, employee engagement programmes, regulatory excellence, sustainability, and impact.
“The maiden edition of the FAFE Awards is slated to hold on Friday, December 3rd, 2021. There are 15 award categories spanning the Banking sector, Fintech, Insurance, Pension, Regulatory agencies, Other Financial Institutions (OFIs), and the Development banks. The FAFE Awards is designed to recognise organisations’ drive for excellence, thereby promoting investments in innovation, service quality, sustainability, and impact within the Financial Service sector.
“As a firm that has consistently delivered on its mandate of building and developing capabilities within organisations in the Financial Service sector, we remain driven by excellence. It is upon this premise of our vision for excellence that we seek to drive the culture of excellence across the industry that we serve, while catalysing unparalleled service delivery level and overall industry performance, “FITC said in a statement.
It added, “The nomination process is currently open to the financial service industry customers and key players. The final winners selection will be made by a 14-man panel which consists of respected individuals and professionals across diverse sectors which includes, financial services experts, technology enthusiasts, consulting professionals and auditors drawn from various reputable organisations.
“The FITC Award for Excellence (FAFE) panel of judges are: Ms. Ashley Immanuel, CEO EFINA; Mr. Obi Asika, MD/CEO Dragon Africa; Mrs. Nkem Begho, MD/CEO Futuresoft; Dr. Ayotunde Coker, MD/CEO Rack Centre; Mr. Olufemi Awoyemi, CEO, Proshare; Iyinoluwa Aboyeji – Founder, Future Africa; Mr. Uzoma Dozie, MD/CEO Sparkle; Mr. Ugo Obi-Chukwu, Founder, Nairametrics, and Mr. Adewale Yusuf, Founder, Techpoint Africa, among other notable panelists.”
“As an organization driven by innovation and technology, the FITC Award for Excellence (FAFE) will be deployed using the best of technology while incorporating several parameters into the voting and elimination process. In optimising technology, the FAFE Awards will reflect transparency and integrity of the process. Speaking further on the credibility of the FAFE Awards, Malize noted that the organization has gone through great lengths to ensure the award process is extremely transparent and trustworthy. “Two essential elements of awards are the selection of experts qualified to make an assessment and the effective system for judging management. We are all about transparency and professionalism during the voting and judging processes, and we have partnered with renowned professionals and institutions to assure our process. As the maiden edition, it was important for us at FITC to ensure that stakeholders find the entire process transparent and credible as the success of this edition and subsequent editions will depend heavily on their trust and confidence in the award” Managing Director of FITC, Chizor Malize said.
“To celebrate this important milestone, we recently launched the FITC Sustainability Initiative with Slum2School Africa, a volunteer-driven development organization, transforming society by empowering underserved children in slums and remote communities with quality education, entrepreneurial skills, technology, and psychosocial support to enable them to realize their full potential. We have partnered with this transformational organization, to empower children and other beneficiaries leveraging on our institution’s specialty in mentorship, as well as building and developing capacity. We have so far mentored hundreds of children since the partnership took off in August, ”Malize noted.