NIGERIA – The Board of Directors of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) has appointed Miriam Olusanya as the new managing director of GTBank Limited, its subsidiary.
Miriam Olusanya has over 23 years’ banking experience that cuts across Transaction Services, Asset and Liability Management, Financial Markets, Investment Banking and Investor Relations.
She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm) degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a Master of Business Administration (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.
The has also attended several executive management and banking specific developmental programs in leading educational institutions around the world.
Miriam served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Guaranty Trust Bank (Gambia) Limited. She is also a member of the Financial Markets Sub-Committee of the Bankers’ Committee, the primary interactive policy platform made up of the Central Bank of Nigeria and banks.
“We believe that a holding company structure will allow us to take advantage of new business opportunities in the emerging competitive landscape.”Segun Agbaje – CEO, GTCO
She joined the Bank as an Executive Trainee in 1998 and rose through the ranks until her appointment as Executive Director in 2018.
Until her appointment as MD/CEO, she was the Group Treasurer and Head, Wholesale Banking Division, responsible for balance sheet and financial markets activities of the Bank and its African subsidiaries, Corporate Finance as well as Investor Relations.
“We believe that a holding company structure will allow us to take advantage of new business opportunities in the emerging competitive landscape and strengthen our earnings base,” Segun Agbaje, the group CEO of GTCO, said.
“We are very excited to get started on the next phase of our incredible journey to driving Africa’s growth by making end-to-end financial services easily accessible to every African and African business by leveraging technology and strategic partnerships.
“As a bank, we were always looking to meet every customer need; with our corporate reorganisation, we will be able to do more to help our customers thrive in this new world of digital technologies and unprecedented possibilities.”
With this announcement, GT Bank joined the list of commercial banks in Nigeria who have women in charge of affairs.
Earlier this week, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) announced Yemisi Edun as its MD/CEO. The Board said that it is confident that her appointment as Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer of the Bank will no doubt be of great value to the entire FCMB Group.
This appointment is subsequent to the end of service of the Bank’s former Managing Director, Mr. Adam Nuru.
The two join Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office on the 1st of January 2021, as the MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank Plc, Ireti Samuel-Ogbu of Citibank Nigeria, Halima Buba of SunTrust Bank and Tomi Somefun of Unity Bank.