First Bank of Nigeria Limited is one of Africa’s most diversified and leading financial services providers. Since its establishment in 1894, the Bank has consistently built relationships with customers focusing on fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, risk management and strong capitalisation. With more than 5 million customers, FirstBank has over 650 branches and five subsidiary companies in Nigeria, providing a comprehensive range of retail and corporate financial solutions. The Bank has international presence through its subsidiary, FBN Bank (UK) Limited in London and Paris, Banque International de Credit (B.I.C) in the Republic of Congo, and its Representative Offices in Johannesburg, Beijing and Abu Dhabi.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and territories. Innovation is at the heart of Shell’s business, and the Economist’s Nigeria Summit represents a valuable opportunity to exchange viewpoints with leading industry, government, academic, business and media figures, about innovative ways to tackle the energy challenges faced by Nigeria and the world as a whole. Shell views this opportunity in the context of its long-standing and mutually beneficial partnership with Nigeria in energy and related endeavours. For more information about how Shell is helping to meet the world’s demand for energy in economically, environmentally, and socially responsible ways, please visit www.shell.com.ng/.
Standard Chartered has operated for over 150 years earns more than 90% of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East and is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. The bank has 1,700 offices in 70 markets with around 87,000 staff.
Coca-Cola Nigeria is a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, Vitamin water, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of more than 1.7 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system employees. Coca-Cola Nigeria is an active citizen of the community and one of the most respected companies in Nigeria.
GE is an advanced technology, services and capital company with the scale, resources and expertise to take on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in the areas of energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, we’re committed to leadership, integrity, partnership and human progress.
P&G is a leading global fast moving consumer goods company that has been in Nigeria for 2 decades. Reaching almost 6 million Nigerian households daily, our innovative brands touch and improve the lives of people all across Nigeria.
With cumulative investments in millions of dollars, P&G is now expanding across West Africa with a vision of making Nigeria a major production hub P&G in Africa.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.
After more than 20 years in the Nigerian market, Accenture applies global resources and intellectual capital that distinctively addresses the imperatives of the African way.
As a Private Placement Lending Facilitator, Nationwide Finance specialises in raising capital for private companies, governments, and banking institutions in emerging markets to facilitate Trade, Revolving Clean Lines of Credit and Project Financing on a short-term basis.
Nationwide Finance collaborates with not only some of the leading financial institutions of the world, but also liaises with a well-defined network of various Boutique Banks, Private Finance Houses, and Equity Investment Firms, which have an appetite for emerging market debt not normally favored by mainstream lending institutions. In this new lending environment, Nationwide Finance can introduce your project finance requests to our pool of various lenders at a no upfront fee cost to you whatsoever but we are paid only on success of raising capital. We can arrange funding against local bank guarantees by un-confirmed letters of credit with extended payment tenors.
Having raised over U$500 Million of capital for Nigerian projects since 27, confirms that Nationwide Finance is able to make funds available for legitimate trade and project financing. With nearly 30 years experience in global trade and finance, we go beyond what most will do. The Nationwide Group can also coordinate secured procurement and inspections of all products financed under our lending arrangement to respective vendors, arrange legal and clear title of goods, and coordinate all shipments to Buyer’s country to ensure that what is financed makes it to the desired destination.
Pfizer Specialties Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Pfizer Incorporated New York, the world’s largest biopharmaceutical company.
Started operations in Nigeria as a trading venture in 1957 and continues to maintain a significant presence in Nigeria and in Anglophone West Africa and East African Region. Today, Pfizer Specialties Limited coordinates its activities for Nigeria, Anglophone West Africa and East Africa from its regional headquarters on 11a, Osborne Road Ikoyi, Lagos. Its staff strength is about 250 across the region with a product portfolio that spans across several disease areas with.
Pfizer invests in every community where it has operations, this is in line with our core values on community.
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Aiteo E&P is the upstream arm of the Aiteo Group. Aiteo E&P is an emerging and innovative exploration and production company focused on harnessing and developing opportunities in the upstream and midstream sectors of the African oil and gas industry. Aiteo E&P has a vision to become the preferred energy company in Africa.
Sterling Bank Plc is a full service commercial banking establishment in Nigeria with asset base of N600 billion and over 2,600 professional employees.
It commenced operations as NAL Bank in 1960 and recently acquired the business interest of Equitorial Trust Bank repositioning it as a major player in the Nigerian banking industry. Today, Sterling bank has over 160 business offices and 3,800 alternative delivery channels nationwide.
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of peoples’ lives around the world. Nokia began its operations in Nigeria in 2002, a year after the introduction of GSM service in the country and has since been committed to offering compelling, affordable and localised mobile and application experiences to Nigerian consumers.