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What you probably do not know about Olusanya, GTBank’s first female MD

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New managing director of GTBank, Miriam Olusanya,

The Guaranty Trust Holding Company pls  (GTCO) on Wednesday, July 14, appointed Miriam Olusanya as the managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank Limited.

Techeconomy.ng, in this follow-up story, gathered that Olusanya, who until her appointment was an executive director at the bank, became the bank’s first female MD since it was established in 1990.

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.

This medium also learnt that she joined GTbank as an executive trainee and rose to the position of general manager until she was appointed executive director in 2018.

Commeinting on the completion of the corporate reorganisation, the outgoing managing director, Segun Agbaje, said: “We believe that a holding company structure will allow us 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 businesses 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.”

Recall that the outgoing MD/CEO of the bank had spoken about its succession plans in the wake of the retirement.

The bank, in a statement signed by its Company Secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, noted that it was engaging with regulators on the matter.

The statement read: “The attention of Guaranty Trust Bank plc (the Bank) has been drawn to news circulating in the media about imminent changes on the Board and Management of the Bank.

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