Heritage Bank Plc has appointed Mr. Akinola George-Taylor as acting Managing Director. A statement by Mr Ozena Utulu, Ag. Group Head, Corporate Communications, Heritage Bank, on Monday in Lagos, said the appointment took effect from Sept. 12.
The statement said the appointment followed the approval of the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank and the Central Bank of Nigeria.
It said the bank was poised for its next phase of transformation. The new Acting Managing Director will be overseeing all Heritage’s banking operations across Nigeria. George-Taylor will take over from Dr. Ifie Sekibo who served his 10 years tenure at the bank, said the statement.
It added that George-Taylor was an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector, with a proven track record in managing multi-billion Naira operations.
“He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where he rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group, Abuja and North Central. Whilst at the Bank, he held various positions in different business sectors.
“He was also the Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 to 2009,” continued the statement. The bank also appointed Osepiribo Ben-Willie and George Oko-Oboh as Executive Directors.
“Osepiribo Ben-Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades of experience and 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 and Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc.
“She has worked in the following banking institutions: Credite Bank Nigeria Ltd., Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC,” said the bank.
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 they relate to his area of supervision.
“Oko-Oboh is an accomplished financial service professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles.
“The newly appointed Acting Managing Director and his team of Executive Directors commenced their respective tenors on Sept. 12,” the management stated.