Founded in 1894, First Bank of Nigeria Plc (FirstBank) is the premier bank in West Africa and the leading financial services solutions provider in Nigeria. The Bank's contribution to the economic growth and development of Nigeria over the last 116 years has been driven by commitment to the provision of excellent banking services.
Headquartered in Lagos, the FirstBank Group provides a comprehensive range of retail and corporate solutions, serving more than 5 million customers through 570 locations in Nigeria. FirstBank has international presence through its subsidiary FBN bank (UK) in London and Paris and its offices in Johannesburg and Beijing and over 1.3 million shareholders across several countries.
South African Airways, South Africa's national airline and Africa's most awarded carrier, features daily nonstop service from the U.S. to South Africa with morning departures from New York JFK and afternoon direct service from Washington Dulles (with a stop in Dakar, Senegal) that offer travel convenience and award-winning service.
Travelers in Premium Business Class enjoy 180° fully flat-bed seats, and in Economy Class enjoy the most legroom versus competitors. Every seat on board offers an individual on-demand entertainment system, plush pillow, warm blanket and amenity kit. Founded in 1934, SAA's unrivaled network, featuring seamless connections to nearly 20 destinations within South Africa, and more than 25 cities across the rest of the continent, makes the airline the savvy traveler's "gateway to Africa." Code share partnerships with United Airlines and JetBlue make it easy to access SAA's flights from practically anywhere in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean.
To complement this network, a world of privileges awaits those who join Voyager, South African Airways' premier mileage program. To sign up, visit www.flysaa.com, and link to the Voyager icon. As a Star Alliance member, South African Airways is able to offer its customers 1,172 destinations in 181 countries and more than 21,200 flights daily. Members of United/Continental's, US Airways' and Air Canada's frequent traveler programs are able to earn and redeem miles on all SAA flights.
For more information on South African Airways, please call (800) 722-9675 or visit www.flysaa.com, where travelers can sign up to be notified of other great travel deals and vacation packages.
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, founded in 1967, is one of the world's leading strategy consultancies. With roughly 2,000 employees working in 39 offices in 27 countries worldwide, they have successful operations in all major international markets. The strategy consultancy is an independent partnership exclusively owned by about 200 Partners.
As an early mover into emerging markets, Africa is a strategic growth focus for the company – and already a reality, today. With offices in Casablanca, Morocco and Lagos, Nigeria and dedicated teams of top international and African talents, they serve clients across Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa. Leading sectors where they provide strategic advice are financial services, telecommunications and public services.
IFC fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments.
IFC helps companies and financial institutions in emerging markets create jobs, generate tax revenues, improve corporate governance and environmental performance, and contribute to their local communities. The goal is to improve lives, especially for the people who most need the benefits of growth.
Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results.
Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.
Since its inception in 1963, BCG has been at the forefront of business management. Many of our ideas and concepts—such as time-based competition, the growth/share matrix, capabilities-based competition, and the experience curve—have had such a fundamental impact on the success of corporations that they have become central to the business lexicon.
BCG continues to lead the way on issues at the vanguard of management thinking and practice, such as global advantage, value management, sustainability, and networks. We take pride in seeing our ideas successfully implemented.
Many of our deepest client relationships have been with companies that transformed their industries. This tradition of transforming businesses and industries continues to motivate us today.
We partner with our clients to deliver customized solutions that resolve their most significant issues and create lasting competitive advantage. Utilizing decades of industry experience and functional expertise, BCG looks beyond standard solutions to develop new insights, mobilize organizations, drive tangible results, and make companies more capable.
Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful.
Beginning in 1996, Stanford University graduate students Larry Page and Sergey Brin built a search engine called "BackRub" that used links to determine the importance of individual web pages. By 1998 they had formalized their work, creating the company you know today as Google.
Since then, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world.
On these pages, you can find more information about Google's products and services, our principles, history, company culture and more. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven't changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.
Arik Air is a wholly-owned Nigerian airline with a commitment to the people of Nigeria to deliver new standards in aviation. Founded in 2002, it was the vision of Sir Arumemi-Ikhide, a leading and well-respected Nigerian businessman who understood that if business was to succeed, there needed to be efficiency and quality of service. He had spent many years travelling throughout Nigeria without the satisfaction of knowing that he could depend on the existing choice of air transport services available to him. He also recognised the importance of healthy market competition in achieving efficiency. A plan for change was soon set in motion.
Arik's mission is to be a safe and reliable airline by selecting and operating new, modern aircraft and by employing the most experienced and efficient staff. Among other important objectives, Arik seeks to make Nigeria proud of its aviation industry by offering superior customer service, dependable flifht service, and excellence in safety and security.