Sterling Bank Plc, is one of the biggest winners at the 2020 Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria (CIPMN) Fellows’ Award and Human Resources Recognition ceremonies.
The Chartered Institute of Personnel Managers of Nigeria ( CIPMN) is the umbrella body for the country’s human resource professionals.
The Bank picked up two coveted awards, the ‘People First CEO Award’ and the ‘People First Health and Safety Award’, at the high-profile recognition ceremonies regarded as the “Oscars” of Nigeria’s Human Resources industry.
Both awards celebrate Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank and the leadership of the Bank’s Human Capital function, Abubakar Suleiman, for putting employees first following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic last year by ensuring a strong focus on the physical and mental health, welfare, and safety of employees.
CIPMN presented the awards in partnership with the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), the chartered body and leading global membership organisation for safety and health professionals. IOSH is a champion, supporter, adviser, advocate, and trainer of those who protect the safety, health, and wellbeing of others.
Commenting on the awards, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of Sterling Bank, Temi Dalley, said, “Navigating an unprecedented and globally challenging crisis such as the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic was a defining moment for organisational leaders in 2020. We are favoured at Sterling to have an ingenious leader who operates with a remarkable balance of wisdom and empathy.
Our CEO displayed an exemplary range in how he led Sterling through the abrupt and relentless changes that the pandemic heralded. He acted beyond the role of a Chief Executive Officer in this period and was our Chief Humanist Officer, Chief Protection Officer, and Chief Motivation Officer. He tasked himself with the overall wellbeing and continued productivity of over 4,000 employees that constitute the Sterling workforce through a difficult time, never navigated before.”