Ayo Adepoju’s appointment as the Group Chief Financial Officer of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has been confirmed by the company’s board of directors.
This confirmation came three months after he was appointed the bank’s Acting Chief Financial Officer.
The announcement was made earlier Thursday through a statement signed by the Group Head of Corporate Communications.
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Ade Ayeyemi, whom Adepoju would be reporting directly to, said he is optimistic that ETI’s financials are in the right hands going forward.
“We are pleased to announce Ayo’s appointment as Group Financial Officer. During the period in which he has been performing the role in acting capacity, Ayo has shown clear capacity to lead our finance function. His financial acumen, industry knowledge and industry experience, including playing a key role in our recent inaugural Eurobond issuance, make Ayo very qualified to provide financial leadership and strategic vision to the bank. I warmly congratulate Ayo and look forward to continuing to work with him closely.”
His Professional Career: Adepoju has had more than 15 years professional work experience, a considerable number of which has been spent at Ecobank Transnational Incorporated.
Prior to this time, Adepoju held several high-profile positions, including his role as the Head, Group Financial and Regulatory Reporting. Between August 2012 and June 2015. He held this role until he was promoted to the position of Vice President in charge of Group Finance in July 2015.
He has also had stints at both PriceWaterhouseCoopers Nigeria and PriceWaterhouseCoopers United Kingdom where he served as manager between 2005 and 2012.
He graduated with a First Class degree in Accounting from the University of Lagos. He also studied at the Warwick Business School and Harvard Business School.
Adepoju is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).
Standard Bank Group appoints Yinka Sanni as new Chief Executive of Africa Regions
Yinka Sanni has been appointed as Standard Bank Group’s Chief Executive of Africa Regions.
The Standard Bank Group has announced the appointment of Yinka Sanni as the new Chief Executive of Africa Regions.
This announcement was made by the Group in a post shared via its official LinkedIn account. The bank revealed that Sanni will be replacing Sola David-Borha who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the group.
His appointment will play an integral role in driving the growth of the Standard Bank Group in Africa further in the years ahead.
He is expected to build on the work of David-Borha, a renowned professional who played a key role in growing the Group’s Africa Regions portfolio in terms of capacity, market share and contribution to the group’s headline earnings.
What you should know
- Yinka Sanni is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.
- He has served in key positions within the Stanbic Group, as the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank and Executive Director, Corporate & Investment Banking of the Bank.
- He was also the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited and the pioneer Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited.
Usman Alkali Baba assumes office as new IG of Police
The FG announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.
The Federal Government announced that IGP Usman Alkali Baba assumed duty as the new Inspector General of Police on Wednesday.
The FG disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday evening, citing that he is taking over from IGP Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, who retired after 35 years of meritorious service to the nation.
What the FG is saying
“The handing/taking over of leadership between the former and new Police Chiefs was held in a brief but colourful ceremony at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. The event was climaxed with the symbolic handover of the Nigeria Police flag.
The new IGP, who is the 21st indigenous Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, NPM, psc (+), fdc, a fellow of the National Defence College, hails from Geidam in Yobe State. He was commissioned into the Nigeria Police Force on 15th March 1988 as a Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police.
He holds a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
The FG also disclosed that the new IGP believes in the provision of motivational and credible leadership driven by professionalism and strategic planning, all directed at stabilizing internal security and modernizing police operations within the framework of citizens’ consent, trust, and the rule of law.
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