Following the appointment of Mr Yinka Sanni as Regional Chief Executive (West Africa) for Standard Bank Group, the Stanbic Bank group has announced the appointment of Mr Demola Sogunle as the new Chief Executive officer of the Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC and Wole Adeniyi as the Chief Executive officer of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC.
Both appointments are in line with the company’s internal succession policy, and subject to the approvals of the required regulatory bodies. This announcement was contained in a press release from the group signed by the company secretary, Chidi Okezie and made available to Nairametrics.
As regional CEO, Mr Sanni will have oversight responsibilities for Nigeria, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire as well as the delivery of Standard Bank Group’s strategy across West Africa.
Before this appointment, Sogunle was the Chief Executive of the Bank, and previously served as Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank. He had also served as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Pension Managers, Head of Risk Management, Chief Compliance Officer, as well as Head of Treasury and Financial Services.
Demola holds a First-Class degree in Agricultural Science and a Ph.D. in Land Resource Evaluation and Management, both from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He obtained an MBA in Banking and Finance from ESUT Business School, Nigeria and has completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Demola also holds a Treasury Dealership Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and is a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals. He still remains a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Bank.
Similarly, Wole Adeniyi was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank, until the appointment. He has served as Executive Director, Personal and Business Banking. He is a First-Class graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, Nigeria, and holds an MBA from the Manchester Business School of The University of Manchester, UK.
He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA), and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Other promotions Mr. Remy Osuagwu has been appointed Executive Director, Personal and Business Banking, to succeed Adeniyi in the execution of the retail strategy of the Bank .
He was previously Head, Business Banking. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking & Finance, as well as an MBA. He has had extensive experience in banking and financial services, spanning a period of over 20 years.
About Stanbic IBTC
Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, is a full-service financial services group with a clear focus on three main business pillars – Corporate and Investment Banking, Personal and Business Banking and Wealth Management.
World Bank appoints 2 Vice Presidents for newly created divisions in Sub-Saharan Africa
The newly created divisions are a sign of the strong commitment of the World Bank to Africa.
The World Bank has announced the appointment of 2 Vice Presidents for the newly created divisions in the Sub-Saharan African Regional portfolio, which was announced earlier in the year 2020.
This was disclosed by the Bretton Woods Institution in a press statement released on Wednesday July 1, 2020.
The newly created divisions – Western/Central Africa and the Eastern/Southern Africa – are a sign of the strong commitment of the World Bank to Africa.
The Sub-Saharan region had been led since 2018 by Hafez Ghanem, who now takes on the role of Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa, while Ousmane Diagana becomes Vice President for Western and Central Africa today.
According to Hafez Ghanem, “Our commitment to Africa gets stronger every day and I am thrilled to work alongside Ousmane Diagana to deliver more resources to the people who need them the most. We are two Vice Presidents, but we see Africa as one, and will continue sharing lessons, expertise, and ideas across the continent.”
The creation of an additional Vice Presidency Unit is part of the World Bank Group’s continuous efforts to align resources with priorities. This will help drive the reforms and policies needed to achieve sustained and broad-based growth, alleviate poverty and raise living standards for people on the continent.
In his statement Ousmane Diagana said, “I am honored to lead the Bank’s efforts in West and Central Africa, with a strong focus on innovation, impact, and transformation. Working together with Hafez, I know we can and will do more to put countries and people first and find ways to confront today’s development challenges using all of the tools at our disposal.”
Diagana’s appointment comes as the Bank looks to strengthen the delivery of its Africa program and further improve its operational focus on regional portfolios to better support the transformational improvements that are possible in Africa.
The World Bank is expected to lend about $50 billion to 48 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is significantly more than what will be spent in any other region. This also makes up to one-third of the World Bank’s entire portfolio, which includes projects and programmes in areas like agriculture, energy, trade and transport, education, health, water and sanitation.
Ousmane Diagana is a Mauritanian national with more than 25 years of development experience, Diagana joined the Bank in 1992. As the Vice President of Western and Central Africa, Diagana will lead the World Bank’s strategic, analytical, operational and knowledge work in Western and Central Africa.
Since joining the Bank, Diagana has held several technical and managerial positions including Country Director for Mali, Niger, Chad, Guinea, and Country Director for Cote d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Benin and Togo. Diagana has worked extensively in Fragile, Conflict and Violence (FCV) affected countries.
Prior to this appointment, Diagana was the World Bank Group Vice President for Human Resources. He also served as Vice President for Ethics and Business Conduct and World Bank Group Chief Ethics Officer. As World Bank Group Vice President for Human Resources, he has been central to many initiatives to bring staff closer to clients, particularly in FCV client countries.
Hafez Ghanem, an Egyptian and French national, is the Regional Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa. A development expert with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Ghanem leads relations with 26 countries, and oversees over 280 projects totaling more than $49 billion.
Prior to his appointment, Dr. Ghanem served as the Vice President for Africa. Under his leadership, the World Bank supported inclusive growth and poverty reduction by financing projects that boost human capital, support private sector development, raise agricultural productivity, improve access to infrastructure, build resilience to climate change, and promote regional integration.
Intensifying assistance for fragile and conflict-affected states, promoting gender equality, and providing economic opportunities for youth were core to his vision for the Africa Region.
SEC reinstates DEAP Capital’s Board
The Board of Directors is expected to have an Annual General Meeting within 6 months.
Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc (DEAPCAP) has announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reinstated its former Board of Directors that had been appointed at the 2014 Annual General Meeting. It noted that the SEC did so via its letter dated 1st June 2020.
The board comprises Murtala Aliyu who serves as the Chairman, William Odudu, a Director, and Jacob Esan who is the Managing Director, and they had taken office on the 22nd of June 2020.
“The decision on the re-instatement is based on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s non-recognition of the 2013 – 2018 Annual General Meeting and the resolutions made at the meeting,” the company’s press release noted.
The 2013 – 2018 Annual General Meeting was held on 22nd August 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria. Also, the Board of Directors is expected to have an Annual General Meeting within 6 months in addition to a number of other duties.
About Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc
Deap Capital Management & Trust Plc was founded in 2002 as a specialist fund and portfolio management company. Today, it is a top investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides an array of financial services to a substantial and well-diversified clientele.
Omoluabi Mortgage Bank appoints new MD, five other directors
All appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
Omoluabi Mortgage Bank has appointed Adewole Adekunle as the Managing Director of the bank.
This appointment was announced by the bank in a notice signed by the company secretary, Olabisi Fayombo, and sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
The company also announced the appointment of five other directors – Oyewole Olowu as Executive Director, Mr Adewole Adeniran, Mr Yemi Adefisan and Mr Olufemi Adesina as non-executive directors, and Mrs Fehintola Ibidunni Olatunde-Agbeja as Independent Director.
All appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The new MD, Mr Adekunle is a banking professional with over 2 decades experience cutting across areas like retail, commercial, corporate banking, corporate strategies, and credit recoveries.
He has served in various positions in Omega bank (now Keystone Bank), Standard Trust Bank (now UBA), Broad bank (now Union bank), and Sterling Bank.
He has 2 MBAs in Marketing and Finance from the University of Ado-Ekiti and the Metropolitan School of Business and Management, UK. He also has a Masters in Business Law and a certificate in Global Management (CGM).
He is an alumnus of the INSEAD Global management program, as well as the Lagos Business School Advanced Management Program.
He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and an honorary senior member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Adekunle brings to his position, a deep knowledge of the market, and business fundamentals relevant to Mortgage marketing.