Standard Chartered Bank Plc To Name Bola Adesola As Managing Director

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SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 10, (THEWILL) – Barring any last minute changes, Nigeria’s Standard Chartered Bank Plc will name Mrs. Bola Adesola, a former Executive Director of First Bank Plc as its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, a source familiar with the matter told THEWILL on Thursday.

Mrs. Adesola was a former Executive Director, Corporate Banking at First Bank of Nigeria Plc before she resigned her appointment alongside two other Executive Directors (ED) in July 2010.

A seasoned financial services expert, Mrs. Adesola had been Managing Director/Chief Executive of Kakawa Discount House Limited, a company she successfully repositioned from an essentially mono-product profile into a multi product enterprise.

She spent nine years in Citibank Nigeria (Nigeria International Bank, a member of Citigroup). She was also part of the start-up team for Citibank, Tanzania, Dar es Salaam where she served as pioneer Treasurer.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, Bola holds a law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK and has attended numerous industry-related and personal development courses in Nigeria and overseas.

She is also an honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, Nigeria.