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Exceptional performance: Staff from Stanbic Bank Zambia with their Mark of Excellence Awards.

Exceptional performance: Staff from Stanbic Bank Zambia with their Mark of Excellence Awards.

Chief Executive calls for more Zambian representation next year
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Four staff from Stanbic Bank Zambia have been awarded Mark of Excellence Awards from the bank’s global Standard Bank Group for exceptional performance in their respective departments in 2017.
The ‘Mark of Excellence’ is an annual Standard Bank Group award that celebrates teams and individuals who have gone beyond the call of duty to demonstrate outstanding competence and commitment to the bank in service delivery during a calendar year.
Speaking during the awards ceremony at a gala dinner at Stanbic’s training complex in Lusaka, Private Business Banking (PBB) Regional Head, Leon Barnard said Stanbic always sought to outdo itself in annual achievements.

“We set ourselves big goals at the beginning of each year and work to achieve them using methods that may not be on the table. This breeds innovation while also providing an opportunity for our people to be the best they can be, thus ensuring we maintain our level of excellence,” he said.
At the same event, Stanbic Bank Zambia Chief Executive Leina Gabaraane said the main objective of the awards, aside from appreciating extraordinary performances, was to enable the bank to build a team of dedicated achievers – a group of individuals unafraid to push beyond their limits to get the job done. He said: “We are all exceptional performers in our own right. But when individuals challenge their limits and achieve beyond what was demanded of them, we must pat them on the back and ask ourselves how we can learn from them; because they have set the bar higher.” “When the bar is constantly raised, it allows you to challenge yourself to achieve more than you thought you were able. It brings out that extra level of excellence from you and that inspires others to rise to your level which our clients eventually experience through better service and bold solutions. Zambia is a country of winners and we must not be content with only having four winners. We must work hard to overwhelm the voting panel so that we can have more Zambians being recognised next year,” he concluded. The recipients of the award were Sydney Bupe, Mutale Bwalya, Boyd Kambidima and Justice Chitungu. The four will join colleagues from elsewhere in the region on an all-expenses paid trip to Mauritius with their loved ones.

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