Thursday, January 29, 2009, the festivity of granting the awards "Men of the Year", the 18th edition, of the "NINE O' CLOCK" publication. On this occasion, the award BANK OF THE YEAR was granted to CEC Bank and to the President Mr. Radu Gratian Ghetea for the most efficient management in the banking system.
In his speech, Mr. Radu Gratian Ghetea thanked to the jury, made up of diplomats, Romanian and foreign businessmen and bankers, for the recognition of the effort made by CEC Bank team to reach significant performances.
"I dedicate this award to the 6,600 members of the CEC Bank team. Only cohesion and common effort made us reach this performance. CEC Bank is a universal competitive commercial bank, which offers to its clients different and high quality products and services, aiming especially to finance the SMEs, the agriculture, the local public administrations and also the projects which may contribute to the economic development, to the generation and maintenance of the jobs, as multiplying and development factor. The Bank is an proactive element in supporting the clients to access the European Funds. A significant attention is paid to the relation with the population of Romania".
The event took places at Marriot Hotel and gathered many personalities, ambassadors, bankers, businessmen, State authorities' representatives.