Miriam Olusanya Emerges First Female Managing Director Of GTBank Limited

The Board of Directors of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) has appointed Miriam Olusanya as the new managing director (MD) of GTBank Limited, its subsidiary.

On 13 July 2021, the company unveiled its new brand identity to commemorate the listing of its shares on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX).

Erhi Obebeduo, the company’s secretary, announced her appointment in a statement on 14 July 2021.

She is said to have over 23 years of banking experience across various units, including transaction services, asset and liability management, financial markets, corporate finance and investor relations. She joined GTbank as an executive trainee and rose to the position of general manager until she was appointed executive director in 2018.

The Company Secretary stated that the company also announced a new board of GTCO directors and changes to the GTBank board, adding that all the appointments had been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

According to the statement:

“GTCO’s board will comprise Sola Oyinlola as chairman of the board, Segun Agbaje as the group chief executive officer, Adebanji Adeniyi as executive director, Cathy Echeozo as a non-executive director, Suleiman Barau and Helen Bouygues as independent non-executive directors.

GTBank Board will comprise Mr. Ibrahim Hassan as chairman of the Board, Mrs. Miriam Olusanya as managing director, Mr. Jide Okuntola as Deputy Managing Director, Mr. Haruna Musa as Executive Director, Mr. Olabode Agusto as Independent Non-Executive Director, Ms. Imoni Akpofure and Mrs. Victoria Adefala as Independent Non-Executive Directors.”

Segun Agbaje, the group CEO of GTCO, said:

“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.

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.”

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