Nigerian banker Miriam Olusanya has broken records at the famous Guaranty Trust Bank GTB as she has been appointed the Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc GTCO’s banking subsidiary, the first female ever in the bank’s 31-year history.
In November 2020, GTB announced that it had obtained the approval-in-principle from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to reorganise the bank into a financial holding company. On Tuesday, the company then unveiled its new brand identity to commemorate the listing of its shares on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX).Announcing Miriam Olusanya’s appointment, the company’s secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, in a statement on Wednesday revealed that the GTCO’s board will comprise Sola Oyinlola as chairman of the board, Segun Agbaje as the group chief executive officer, Adebanji Adeniyi as executive director, Cathy Echeozo as a non-executive director, Suleiman Barau and Helen Bouygues as independent non-executive directors.
“GTBank Board will comprise Mr Ibrahim Hassan as chairman of the Board, Mrs Miriam Olusanya as managing director, Mr Jide Okuntola as Deputy Managing Director, Mr Haruna Musa as Executive Director, Mr Olabode Agusto as Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms Imoni Akpofure and Mrs Victoria Adefala as Independent Non-Executive Directors”, the statement added.Miriam Olusanya, who until her appointment was an executive director at the bank, will be the bank’s first female MD since it was established in 1990. She is said to have over 23 years of banking experience across various units, including transaction services, asset and liability management, financial markets, corporate finance and investor relations.
Miriam Olusanya had joined GTbank as an executive trainee and rose to the position of general manager until she was appointed executive director in 2018. She is preceded by Segun Agbaje who was the MD/CEO since June, 2011, and is currently the Group Treasurer and Head, Wholesale Banking Division.TRENDING VIDEO OF THE DAY: Head Of Ghana’s Statistical Service Samuel Kobina Annim Suffers Stroke Live On TV
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