Heritage Bank Appoints Akinola George-Taylor as M D and Two Others as Directors

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CEM REPORT | Akinola George-Taylor has been appointed as acting Managing Director Heritage Bank Plc.

The appointment follows an approval from the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria.

According to a statement by the bank George-Taylor succeeds Ifie Sekibo who served his 10 years tenure at the bank and will oversee all of Heritage’s banking operations across Nigeria.

“As an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector, Akinola George-Taylor has a proven track record in managing multi-billion Naira operations. He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where George-Taylor rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group, Abuja & North Central. Whilst at the Bank, he has held various positions in different business sectors. He was also the Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 to 2009.”

In addition to George-Taylor’s appointment, as Acting Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Osepiribo Ben-Willie and George Oko-Oboh were also announced Executive Directors.

“Osepiribo Ben-Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades experience of which she has been leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space. Ben-Willie is currently the Directorate Head South-South, South-East & Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc. She has worked in the following banking institutions Credite Bank Nigeria Limited, Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC.

“George Oko-Oboh currently heads the Abuja and North Directorate Business of Heritage Bank Plc where he plays a pivotal role in the business growth and daily operations of all businesses and transactions as it relates to his area of supervision. Oko-Oboh is an accomplished financial services professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles spanning Retail, SME, Commercial, Public Sector, Collections, Funding Advisory and Corporate Negotiations.”

The newly appointed Acting Managing Director and his team of Executive Directors commenced their respective tenors on Monday 12th September 2022,” the bank said.

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