Enterprise Television – Ademola Adebise is New MD/CEO of Wema Bank
Following the retirement of Mr Segun Oloketuyi on September 30, 2018, Wema Bank Plc has appointed Mr Ademola Adebise as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer.
His appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
In a statement on the Bank’s website, ENTERPRISE TELEVISION learnt that, Adebise has been part of the Bank’s Executive management team since 2009 and has played a pivotal role in the execution of the Strategic turnaround plan of the Bank. He has over 28 years’ experience in the banking industry (inclusive of 4 years in management consulting), and has worked in various capacities in Information Technology, Financial Control & Strategic Planning, Treasury, Corporate Banking, Risk Management and Performance Management.
Before joining Wema Bank, Adebise was Head, Finance & Performance Management Practice at Accenture (Lagos Office) where he led various projects for banks in Business Process Re-engineering, Information Technology and Risk Management.
He is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) of the Harvard Business School and a holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Lagos. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the Lagos Business School.
Adebise is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Computer Professionals (Registration Council of Nigeria). He is an honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB) and a member of the Institute of Directors.
The Board of the Bank expressed confidence that Adebise’s appointment will lead to the continued transformation and growth of the Bank as it positions itself as a market leader in Nigeria’s retail banking segment through technology and innovation.
Moruf Oseni has also been appointed as the bank’s deputy managing director, with effect from October 1, 2018.
It said since joining the bank’s board in 2012, Oseni had contributed immensely to growing its retail business.
The statement added that until his appointment, Oseni was the executive director in charge of retail, managing assets, including ALAT, Nigeria’s first digital bank.
The lender said both appointments had been ratified by the Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Chairman, Wema Bank, Babatunde Kasali, described Adebise and Oseni as finance veterans with a wealth of experience in senior executive positions across several countries.
He said with their proven track records in the financial services sector, the board was confident that their appointments would lead to the continued transformation of the bank as it positioned itself as a market leader in Nigeria’s retail banking segment through technology and innovation.
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