GTBank Appoints Jubril Lawal Executive Director

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mr Jubril Mobolaji Lawal has been appointed by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) as its Executive Director.

The appointment of Mr Lawal was announced on Wednesday in a statement issued by the financial institution.

It was stated in the statement that his appointment has received the approval of GTBank’s Board of Directors and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In the statement, it was revealed that Mr Lawai has over 24 years of banking experience which spans through Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit Risk Management and Investment Banking.

He was said to have joined GTBank in 1992 as an Executive Trainee within the Credit Risk Management Group and rose through the ranks to become the Divisional Head, E-Business.

However, prior to this, he was the Group Head, Corporate Finance, wherein he led GTBank’s core execution and advisory team that worked on several landmark debt syndications, capital markets and project finance transactions within the Nigerian banking sector.

Mr Lawal holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from Obafemi Awolowo University (1990), professional certification of Barrister at Laws from the Nigerian Law School (1991), and a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University, United Kingdom (2002).

He has attended a number of executive management and banking specific programs in leading educational institutions such as Citibank School of Banking, New York; Venture Capital Institute, Atlanta; Harvard Business School, Boston; Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California and INSEAD, France.

Mr Lawai was a General Manager until his appointment. He is the Head, Digital Banking Division of GTBank.

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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