First Rand Bank
FirstRand’s vision is to be the African financial services firm of choice. The Group has some very impressive metrics: 34,000 employees, 800 retail branches and 6,290 ATMs in Southern Africa. The bank has subsidiaries in the neighboring countries of Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho and Zambia.
FirstRand’s culture emphasises innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Both elements are at the heart of the bank’s strategic and operational plans. Innovation is taken so seriously, FirstRand even holds an annual internal awards program that honors the efforts of the bank’s employees. For the 2012 event, the company’s secretariat group decided to nominate the work they had done with the Diligent Boards solution to the awards.