National Bank of Greece: Best Corporate Governance Greece 2022


National Bank of Greece (NBG) is a leading financial institution with a 181-year legacy of responsible corporate governance. The group employs 8,800 professionals through a network of branches and subsidiaries at home and abroad. NBG has earned the trust of six million customers, who rely on its broad range of individual, private, business, corporate and investment banking services. NBG aims to be the first-choice financial partner for customers, employees and investors by pursuing a future-forward vision rooted in innovation and sustainability. Among others, in 2022 NBG established a new Board committee to monitor long term trends and developments in the digital and ESG sphere — and provide respective feedback to the Board assisting in the formulation of implementation strategies. NBG follows best practices in corporate governance and aligns its corporate governance and sustainable development policies with national regulations and international standards. It’s a leading financer of clean energy and green economy projects. The group’s continuous investments in IT infrastructure are delivering results: NBG had over 2.5 million active digital banking users last year. Staff is always on-hand to help clients make the shift to online banking, as clients are moving more and more towards digital channels. NBG has a highly diverse Board of Directors, including members from different nationalities and backgrounds and maintains high independence and gender diversity levels on its Board. The judging panel presents National Bank of Greece — a repeat programme winner since 2016 — with the 2022 award for Best Corporate Governance (Greece).