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Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by FutureIsFemale(f): 11:39am On Jul 18, 2021
The banking sector is presently witnessing an increase in the number of female managing directors/chief executive officers.

Over the years, these remarkable women climbed the career ladder to get to the top after starting at the bottom.

With dint of hard work, consistency, dedication and ambition, they successfully changed the narrative, breaking the proverbial glass ceiling to become the first women to occupy the topmost job at their respective financial institutions.

Today, TheCable brings you seven current female MDs of Nigerian banks.

NNEKA ONYEALI-IKPE, FIDELITY BANK

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office as managing director/chief executive officer, Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021. She is the first female to occupy the position since the bank’s inception in 1988.

She joined the bank in 2015 and was the former executive director for Lagos and south-west directorate, overseeing the bank’s business in the six states that make up the southwest region of the bank.
She holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; a master of laws (LLM) degree from Kings College, London; and has attended executive training programmes at global institutions including Harvard Business School; The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania; INSEAD School of Business; Chicago Booth School of Business; London Business School and IMD.

MIRIAM OLUSANYA, GTBANK

On Wednesday, Miriam Olusanya was appointed as the new managing director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank). She becomes the first ever female boss in the bank’s 31-year history.

Olusanya took over from Segun Agbaje, the erstwhile MD, who moved into a new role as the group CEO of the Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc.
Prior to her appointment, Olusanya was an executive director at GTBank, a position she occupied since 2018 after a successful period as the group treasurer/head, wholesale banking division. She joined the financial institution as an executive trainee and gradually rose through the ranks over the years.

Miriam Olusanya holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Ibadan and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), majoring in finance and accounting, from the University of Liverpool.

YEMISI EDUN, FCMB

Yemisi Edun is currently the managing director of First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB). She becomes the first female MD of FCMB, following the approval of her appointment by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Edun previously served as the acting managing director of the bank, a role she embraced after working as the bank’s executive director/chief financial officer.

Yemisi Edun holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife and a master’s degree in international accounting and finance from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and a certified financial analyst, CFA® Charter holder. She is also an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers; an associate member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; a member of Information Systems Audit and Control, U.S.A, and a certified information systems auditor.

HALIMA BUBA, SUNTRUST

In January 2020, Halima Buba was appointed as the new managing director/chief executive officer of SunTrust Bank.

She is a seasoned banker with over 20 years cognate experience obtained from working in Allstates Trust Bank, Zenith Bank, Inland Bank Plc, Oceanic Bank Plc and Ecobank Nigeria Limited.

She holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in business management from the University of Maiduguri and an MBA from the same university.

Buba is an alumnus of the Lagos Business School senior management programme. She is a senior honorary member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.

She sits on the board of several reputable Institutions, including those of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) as a non-executive director and Anchoria Asset Management Company Limited.

IRETI SAMUEL-OGBU, CITIBANK

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu assumed office as the MD/CEO of Citibank Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Citigroup, in September 2020. She is the first woman appointed to the lender’s top post in Nigeria after 36 years of operating in the country.

Prior to assuming office in Nigeria, she was the head of payments and receivables, treasury and trade solutions (TTS) for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at Citi’s Institutional Clients Group (ICG) based in London, UK.

In the last 32 years, Samuel-Ogbu has held various roles across Citi’s businesses in the UK, Nigeria and South Africa, having worked in each of these countries twice. Previous roles have included relationship management with Global Subsidiaries Group and the Public Sector Banking Team, as well as TTS sales, corporate finance and leading Citi’s TTS business in two of the largest markets in Africa.

KAFILAT ARAOYE, LOTUS BANK

Kafilat Araoye is the managing director of Lotus Bank, a financial institution which was granted a non-interest banking licence by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in June 2021.

The bank describes itself as a non-interest Nigerian bank deeply rooted in ethical banking and committed to deepening financial inclusion and broadening the array of non-interest products available to the banked, unbanked, and under-banked population.

With over 25 years commercial banking experience, Araoye has expertise in virtually all areas of core banking, with emphasis on international and domestic operations, payments, general management, business development, risk management, human resources and strategy.

TOMI SOMEFUN, UNITY BANK

In August 2015, Tomi Somefun was appointed as MD/CEO of Unity Bank Plc. She is a career professional with over 35 years post qualification experience, 26 of which were in the banking sector spanning key segments such as treasury & investment banking, corporate banking, retail and commercial banking operations.

Prior to her appointment as MD; she served as the executive director overseeing the Lagos and south-west business directorates, the financial institution division and treasury department of the bank.

She is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, United States of America, and INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, and holds a certificate of management excellence from Harvard Business School (HBS).

She is a member of various professional bodies including the Institute of Directors (IOD), Bank Directors Association of Nigeria (BDAN) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).

In addition, she has served on the board of several quoted and unquoted companies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

https://www.thecable.ng/nneka-onyeali-ikpe-miriam-olusanya-female-bank-mds-shattering-the-ceiling

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by FutureIsFemale(f): 11:40am On Jul 18, 2021
The table is turning. Oh! What a time to be alive. May we all witness a female GCFR in this country IJN.
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Soon we'd be hearing statements like; "Your Excellency, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mrs. ........................

And that day my heart would be gladden with great joy. And I'd leap and thank the Lord for he has delivered us from our oppressors. It's going to be the beginning of a new dawn. May God keep us all alive to witness it IJN.

The other day I saw a picture of a quiz competition and when I looked closely, I discovered that majority if not, all the contestants were FEMALES. Oh! My heart leaped for joy.
And I shouted:
"When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord has done great things for us; We are glad".



Dear nairalanders, don't try to quote me because you all would never understand my pains. There were times I wished I was a male due to the ill-treatment I received from the opposite sex. My heart gladdens whenever I see or hear great things from my gender. For years back, we were the rejected stones. We were written off. I remember when female education was meaningless to the African people. But today the Lord has changed our story.


The FUTURE is FEMALE

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by udele1: 11:44am On Jul 18, 2021
Great women.

The oga kpata kpata of them all.

IGBO AMAKA grin grin

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by oluwoleife: 11:46am On Jul 18, 2021
Awon Omoluabi



One of these would be CBN Governor soon

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Baawaa(m): 11:48am On Jul 18, 2021
These are the real slay queens,hope of the nation,achievers without blemish
90% of these women are from afonja the great region,God bless S/W,God bless Nigeria

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by EdoFirstBorn(m): 11:52am On Jul 18, 2021
No one cares

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Goldenboy224: 11:52am On Jul 18, 2021
sad
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by slawormiir: 11:52am On Jul 18, 2021
Damnnn niggarrrr
Nice.....

Respect to our baby girls.....
I just want to see more baby girls in top positions...
They are sweet in position...most of them are so compassionate

But some can be brutal and strict because of the fear of insecurity...thinking if they are not up and doing they might get the heave ho...sack and criticism

But wait o....most of them nor even get thier first degree for anything related to banking and finance abi business.....so how come them reach banking top positions....this life nor really balance

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Postboiswag(m): 11:53am On Jul 18, 2021
The real women

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Nobody: 11:53am On Jul 18, 2021
It's well. Great

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Boye33: 11:53am On Jul 18, 2021
This is not a tribal post.

It's glaring the list is dominated by the South West who for a long time has valued education.

It however might not be this way 10, 15 years from now due to the now general acceptance of education in the whole of the South.

For the North, they are simply on their own.

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Uniswap: 11:54am On Jul 18, 2021
Slay Queens

These ones na ikoyi and banana island get them

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by chrisanderson99: 11:54am On Jul 18, 2021
Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya.

A full blooded Igbo woman who married a yoruba muslim and divorced him when he started misbehaving.

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Aderewah: 11:54am On Jul 18, 2021
Mostly yoruba. The fruits of the SW emphasis on education will manifest through tech and the building of new brands in the coming years.

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by ImDStar: 11:54am On Jul 18, 2021
It's a good thing having the women takes the lead in the banking industry, we hope that it produces positive results for all.

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Rosalinda1988(f): 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Nwachi22(f): 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by PhenomenalAustin: 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
The real slay Queens


But sha hope them no dy choke their male subordinates because women and power lipsrsealed


Sha, I'm glad slawormiir is back!!!



Dammmmnnnn Niggarrrr

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by phemmyfour: 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
Lotus ke?

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by money121(m): 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
Ok
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by kennypoju(m): 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
Table shakers
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by BKayy: 11:55am On Jul 18, 2021
So Saphiere changed moniker but her delusion didn't change.
Honestly, I pity an unsuspecting man that will marry this lady

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Hotzone(m): 11:56am On Jul 18, 2021
Women in leadership
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by iceberylin(m): 11:56am On Jul 18, 2021
Women are the only ones putting themselves down not men. They need to understand this

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Lamasta(m): 11:56am On Jul 18, 2021
The original slay queens making it happen in the world of business

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by Born2conquer: 11:57am On Jul 18, 2021
The banking industry is about to crash

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by bigdammyj: 11:57am On Jul 18, 2021
Noted
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by YorubarLord: 11:57am On Jul 18, 2021
Of course you can't care nah since it's not one of your edo sisters selling pvssy in Italy. grin
EdoFirstBorn:
No one cares

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Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by babyfaceafrica: 11:57am On Jul 18, 2021
What does this teach us?
Re: Meet The Female Banks CEOs In Nigeria by chimhigher(m): 11:57am On Jul 18, 2021
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