Bank on its Integrity
Situated in Sierra Leone, Rokel Commercial Bank (RCB) is a dedicated, experienced and ambitious bank which features in the Corporate Excellence Awards as the Most Outstanding Commercial Bank within Sierra Leone in 2018.
Established in 1917 as Barclays Bank, RCB works with a vision of creating opportunities for both clients and partners. The Bank currently has 308 members of staff and is being headed by the 4th Sierra Leonean Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Walton Ekundayo Gilpin. Equipped to provide the relevant answers to all members of staff, the bank has a management team of 41 Senior Members of staff. There is an Oversight Committee that performs the role of the Board; it meets regularly to advise on policy matters and approve limits/expenditure outside Managements discretion.
The firm’s mission falls in line with its ethos of providing banking and related financial services in a manner which looks to go far and beyond customer expectations. Throughout the bank, the team builds strong, lasting and satisfying relationships with customers, employees, shareholders and the communities in which the bank operates.
Well-renowned throughout the industry, RCB is famous for its innovation in terms of the products and services that it offers. Across all its branches, the firm provides real time banking services which are supported by VSAT Connectivity and the concept of banking with the bank is manifested throughout all its impressive network of branches.
At Rokel, people are not only doing business, but they can take comfort in Banking on integrity. Crucial to the success of RCB is the banks unrivalled customer service, with managers available at all times, whether it be for a query or a discussion, and they serve as a focal point in providing excellent services at all times.
Rokel Commercial Bank’s senior management team comprises professionals with extensive experience in the financial services industry, and is capable of providing all forms of banking support services.
Taking on responsibility, the Directors are accountable for keeping proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the Company, and to enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with International Accounting Standards and the requirements of the Companies Act 2009. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the Company, and for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.
Within Sierra Leone, RCB is the dominant bank in the market place providing about 25% of all banking business in the country. Financially, the firm currently hold in excess of 155,000 accounts with a yearly growth of 10%.
Interestingly, in terms of its origins, ‘Rokel’ is the name of the longest river in Sierra Leone that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. This depicts the greatness of the Bank as a gateway to Banking in Sierra Leone.It thus follows that Rokel River by virtue of its prominence in the country and the bank because of its geographical spread, the Bank has been referred to as the Gateway to Banking in Sierra Leone.
Additionally, it is worth knowing that Rokel Bank is the only bank in Sierra Leone that reassuringly conveys to the public that integrity is the underlying philosophy for all its operations, and this is a key factor in helping it to stand out as the best possible option for clients, businesses and partners. It is displayed prominently on all of the Bank’s promotional materials. This is evident in the growth of the Bank, the Bank’s customer base and work force and has maintained a steady growth over the years.
Ultimately, RCB sets out its vision, mission and overall targets, and the staff throughout the firm work exceptionally hard to deliver on its promises and enhance the bank’s already sterling reputation. Adaptable and versatile, RCB believes in going the extra mile to surpass client expectations.
Contact: Millicent Cole, Head Corporate Affairs and Customer Services
Address: 25/27 Siaka Stevens Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone, PO BOX 12, Sierra Leone