FNB Zambia 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO Platinum Sponsor cheers Kabanda Lilanda
By Rainbow Business Writer
In a practical Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and local entrepreneurial improvement, FNB Zambia Head of Business & Commercial, Kabanda Lilanda confirms earning funding of the 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO slated for Thursday, 5th to Saturday, 7th May, 2022 as a Platinum Sponsor after committing K300,000 towards the PUSH Women’s Network themed: ‘Adopting New Technologies for Climate Responsive Business, Trade and Investment’.
Since 2013, when FNB started operating in Zambia, the bank initially established in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838 has continued to adapt in line with its diverse customers’ changing needs.
With an ethos built on offering real help across different sectors and a vision to create a better world, FNB Zambia remains resolute in supporting green growth whilst working closely with stakeholders that are tirelessly seeking to drive the agenda of climate-smart
As FNB Zambia is focused on being the bank of choice providing finance for green growth,
Mr. Lilanda said that the Bank’s support of this 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO highlights the commitment to supporting businesses
of all scales and creating an enabling environment for them to attain sustainable growth.
“At FNB Zambia, our commitment is to complement government efforts in creating an enabling environment for players to start, run and grow their businesses through local, regional and international linkages. We continue to look for ways to engage businesses and to assist them by supporting value adding platforms like the Lusaka Business EXPO as well as the Bank’s products and services. FNB Zambia is well-positioned to support customers from an advisory, solutionist and finance standpoint,” assured Lilanda.
The 2022 Lusaka Business EXPO will be graced by delegates from Zambia’s 8 neighbouring countries and heavily supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Trade & Industry, the Ministry of Green Economy and the Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME).
PUSH Women’s Network Director, Mwizukanji Namwawa Nyambe is elated on the FNB Zambia’s Lusaka Business EXPO platinum sponsorship and participation.
“FNB Zambia is not participating for the first time, but doing so in a big and decisive way taking the lead within the banking sector. We look forward to enhancing our relationship
to promote access to financial services and financial inclusion thereby supporting the business community to grow and expand with this fruitful partnership,” said Lilanda.
The Lusaka Business EXPO will be characterized by business forums and panel discussions heavily skewed towards finding solutions for green growth in Zambia by leveraging the collaboration of the public and private sector.
FNB Zambia is a subsidiary of FNB, division of FirstRand Bank Limited tracing its origins to the Eastern Province Bank, formed in Grahamstown, South Africa in 1838.
By 1874, the bank had four 4 branches – Grahamstown, Middelburg, Cradock and Queenstown and due to a recession, the bank was bought out in 1874 by the Oriental Bank Corporation (OBC).
However, as a result of financial difficulties being experienced in India, the OBC decided to withdraw from South Africa, after which the Bank of Africa formed in 1879 took over OBC’s business in South Africa.