Skye Bank Plc recently announced its current CEO Mr Kehinde Durosinmi-Etti will be leaving the bank. A lot of speculation surrounded that announcement with some thinking he was sacked and others believing it was based on mutual consent. Well, the man himself has gone on record to explain why he is leaving. He did this in an interesting interview with THISDAY. Here is why he is leaving.
What exactly is your reason for leaving Skyebank, you have the opportunity of a second term?
Look at it this way, I did it the first time when I left after 2 years on the saddle as chief executive for personal reasons. I did it the second time when I stepped down for a colleague to take over the mantle of leadership because I felt the other peson was able and also competent. When I took this challenge. I set goals for myself that by the time I was 49, I would stop working for anybody. Now I am 52 this year and I feel that I should be given time to do things for myself before one gets to 60.
So it is a personal decision. Specifically, from day one I told the Chairman and some of my board members and colleagues that I am only going to do 4 years. So that is why I am going. It is sad but I have enjoyed the time spent with the bank but I have to do what I have set my mind on. I know it is not common, but I have done it few times before. So its common with me.
I don’t hold on to anything in terms of power, position and all the things that go with such an office, it means very little to me. What’s most important to me is, I have been given the opportunity to serve, the stewardship and so I have done creditably and honourably.
Do you believe this is personal? You can read the rest of the interview here