By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Ecobank Nigeria has announced the appointment of Ms Carol Oyedeji as its Deputy Managing Director in line with its policy of ensuring participative leadership and building a pipeline of future leaders.
The Chairman of Ecobank Nigeria, Ms Bola Adesola, expressed optimism that Ms Oyedeji’s wealth of experience would positively influence the goals and vision of the Pan African Bank.
Also, the Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Mr Bolaji Lawal, described the appointment as an acknowledgement of her hard work and dedication to the Ecobank brand.
He expressed confidence that the appointment would also encourage and propel other diligent and result-oriented professionals within the organisation to continue to drive sustainable growth for the lender.
Business Post reports that the appointment of Ms Oyedeji has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the banking industry’s watchdog.
The new DMD joined Ecobank Nigeria in 2017 as Executive Director, Consumer Banking and subsequently oversaw the Commercial Banking Business.
She is a seasoned banker and corporate administrator with over 30 years of experience. Before joining Ecobank, she was the Regional Head of Client Acquisition & Relationship for Africa and the Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank, where she covered Retail Distribution in 14 countries across the Region.
Ms Oyedeji was also, at various times, Head of Business Banking for Standard Chartered Africa, Regional Head for Consumer Banking in West Africa, and Non-Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank Gambia.
She is a graduate of Chemistry from the University of Lagos and holds an MSc in Financial Management from the University of London and an MBA in Banking and Finance from the University of Lagos. She has attended several Leadership courses at Oxford University, INSEAD, Singapore, UCLA and Stanford University and is a member of various industry bodies.
Ecobank Nigeria is a subsidiary of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African banking group with operations in 33 African countries and an international presence in four locations (London, Paris, Beijing, and Dubai). Ecobank Nigeria is a full-service bank providing wholesale, retail, investment and transaction banking services and products to governments, financial institutions, multinationals, international organizations, medium, small, and micro businesses, and individuals.