Mrs Miriam Olusanya has been named as the managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, a leading commercial bank in Nigeria.
This was announced by Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc on Wednesday, as Olusanya officially becomes the first female to become head honcho of the bank.
In a statement Wednesday, the bank disclosed that its banking subsidiary 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 further revealed that Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc would be governed by a board of directors comprising of 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-executive directors
According to ThePunch, all the appointments had been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria and disclosed to the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Nigerian Exchange Group, it stated.
Olusanya, who originally trained as a pharmacist before switching to Management, was an Executive Director in the bank until her appointment.
She has over 21 years of banking experience which spans Transaction Services, Treasury, Assets and Liability Management, Corporate Finance and Wholesale Banking.