The African Export-import Bank (Afreximbank) has been named as one of the top 100 employers of choice in a new survey on the perception of potential employees about leading companies.

The results of the Top 100 Employer of Choice 2016 survey which recruitment specialists Global Career Company carried out in association with Willis Towers Watson showed that the perception of potential employees that Afreximbank was a good employer improved significantly, jumping by 23 places from number 81 in 2015 to number 54 last year.

Among financial institutions on the list, Afreximbank was placed ahead of American investment bank JP Morgan at number 58, Ecobank at number 81, Barclays Bank at number 84 and Standard Chartered Bank at number 90.

The Central Bank of Nigeria, at number 11, Citibank at number 35, Old Mutual at number 42, and Standard Bank at number 43, were, however, ranked ahead of Afrexim Bank. The World Bank Group topped the survey at number one while the African Development Bank was number five.

Afremixim Bank human resources director Tio Kauma described the result as a huge improvement from the previous year, saying it shows that our employee value proposition is getting noticed by potential employees.