Mrs. Miriam Olusanya has been appointed the Group Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB).
Succeeding Segun Agbaje, she has become the first female MD of the bank.
A statement by the bank’s Corporate Affairs Division on Wednesday said her appointment was aimed at strengthening the GTB’s long-term competitiveness and growth prospects.
According to the statement, the Guaranty Trust Bank plc has completed its re-organisation to a Holding Company Structure, saying that under the terms of the re-organisation, a new operating company has been established and amendments made to the articles of incorporation for a corporate name change.
The statement read: “The corporate name of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc and GTCO Plc will be used by the newly established operating company.
“The newly established Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc is also pleased to announce its new Board of Directors as well as changes to the Board of its banking subsidiary, Guaranty Trust Bank Limited. All the appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria and disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Exchange Group.
“Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (“GTCO Plc”) will be governed by a Board of Directors comprising, Mr. Sola Oyinlola as Chairman of the Board and Mr Segun Agbaje as the Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Adebanji Adeniyi as Executive Director, Mrs Cathy Echeozo as Non-Executive Director, Mr. Suleiman Barau and Mrs. Helen Bouygues as Independent Non-
“The Banking subsidiary, Guaranty Trust Bank Limited will be governed by a Board of Directors comprising, 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.”
The statement also quoted Mr. Segun Agbaje, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, after Olusanya’s new appointment, as saying: “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 reorganization, we will be able to do more to help our customers thrive in this new world of digital technologies and unprecedented possibilities.
“Whilst we are evolving as an organization, we remain committed to our founding values which have endeared our brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond, and which continues to drive our financial success.
“As a Proudly African and Truly International band, we will continue to live by these values—of excellence, hard work and integrity, even as we create faster, cheaper, safer and more diverse products for people and businesses of varied types and sizes.”