Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has announced the appointment of Miriam Olusanya as Managing Director.
This was disclosed in a notice signed by the company’s secretary, Erhi Obebeduo, to the Nigerian Exchange Group Limited (NGX).
Olusanya, the first female Managing Director in the bank history, succeeds Segun Agbaje.
During the bank’s investor earnings in September, Agbaje had disclosed that GTBank was looking for its next Managing Director.
According to him, five of the bank’s Executive Directors were in line for the top job and were at the concluding stages of the recruitment process.
Olusanya, until her appointment was an Executive Director at the bank.
She has over 20 years of banking experience across various units, including Transaction Services, Asset and Liability Management, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.
She joined Guaranty Trust Bank in 1998 and has been in charge of managing the bank’s foreign currency balance sheet, asset and liability position, as well as money market, foreign currency and bonds trading.
She joined GTbank as an Executive Trainee and rose to the position of General Manager until she was appointed Executive Director.
From October 2004-May 2012 she was a Treasurer at the bank. In May 2012, she was appointed Head, Wholesale Banking division.
The bank also announced the successful completion of its re-organization into a Holding Company Structure, in a bid to strengthen its long-term competitiveness and growth prospects.
As part of the conditions for the re-organization, the banking giant announced that a new operating company bearing the name ‘Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc’ (GTC) has been established.
In addition, a new Board of Directors as well as changes to the Board of its banking subsidiary (GTBank) was also announced.