Accra, Oct 3, GNA - Standard Chartered on Wednesday inaugurated a new head office building in Accra, Ghana, as a demonstration of the Bank’s long-term commitment to the country, clients and the communities that it operates in.
Officials said it was also a strong endorsement of the bank’s brand promise, ‘Here for Good’ and specifically highlights the pledge and belief in the future growth of Ghana.
The new state of the art premises reflects the expansion of our business in Africa, while meeting the occupancy needs of the Bank.
The building, is an epitome of modern architecture and an embodiment of global and local environmental standards.
It is constructed to the Standard Chartered Bank Group’s specifications in terms of quality, functionality and resilience. The building meets the Ghana approved green building standards and achieves the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification especially in energy savings and water efficiency.
Bill Winters, Group CEO, Standard Chartered Plc said, “Our investment in Ghana is another important strategic step to enable access to a pool of highly skilled talent who can support our ambitions to be an employer of choice.
“Ghana is a strategically important market for us and we are committed to building a sustainable business, attracting the best talent and expertise to support our clients’ business growth. The new building is a testament of our brand promise, ‘Here for good’ and shows our enduring support for the community and our commitment to Ghana. ”
Mrs Mansa Nettey, Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank, Ghana, said the building is a symbol of innovation, efficiency and a demonstration of the commitment to quality and sustainability.
She said, not only did the building contribute to Accra’s skyline but incorporates an environmentally sustainable design to reduce our impact on the environment and protect our planet for the benefit of our communities.”
Dr Ernest Addison, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana, urged Standard Chartered to continue to draw on its strengths, knowledge of the local market, professionalism and customer-focused culture to develop products and services to meet the banking needs of the public.