From Ngozi Onyeakusi, Lagos
Wema Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Ademola Adebise as its new managing director and chief executive officer following the retirement of Segun Oloketuyi taking effect July 1st.
Adebise, until his appointment is the Deputy managing director of the bank. His appointment is subject to approval by Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN.
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 continuedtransformation and growth of the Bank as it positions itself as a market leader in Nigeria’s retail banking segment through technology and innovation.