Sterling Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Temitayo Adegoke as its Company Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel. Adegoke’s appointment came after Justina Lewa retired from the company.

In a statement made available to the investing public, the lender disclosed that Adegoke’s appointment had been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Profile: The newly-appointed Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel is a seasoned professional with over 15 years of legal and banking experience.

Prior to joining Sterling Bank, Adegoke was the General Counsel and Company Secretary of Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited (RMBN). She brings to the Sterling team, the knowledge, skills, and extensive experience that she has garnered over the years.

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Adegoke had also worked at First Bank of Nigeria Limited and the commercial law firm of Aluko & Oyebode.

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She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Lagos, a Master’s degree in Law from Kings College, London, UK and an MBA degree from the University of Warwick, UK. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2002.

Adegoke is an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB), a member of the International Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK (Nigeria Branch).

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What you should know: Lewa was appointed as Sterling Bank’s Company Secretary and Chief Legal Counsel in July 2009. She retired after 28 years of meritorious service to the bank.

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She has demonstrated great skills in negotiation, risk management, banking, strategic planning, corporate governance. She is also a strong legal professional. She bagged a Master of Laws (LL.M.), with a bias in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of Lagos.

Meanwhile, Sterling Bank Plc is currently trading N2.35 on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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