Manjang Resumes as Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria CEO

By Dipo Olowookere

Mr Lamin Manjang has resumed office as the new Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria. This followed the confirmation of his appointment by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) recently.

He is taking over from Bola Adesola who was appointed Senior Vice-Chairman, Africa for the Bank in December 2018.

In this new capacity, as CEO of one of Standard Chartered’s most promising markets, Mr Manjang will be responsible for driving leadership for the group in Nigeria and the execution of the group and country business strategies.

His deep knowledge of the African market, strong client and regulatory relationships, and broad banking experience, is expected to drive the continued strengthening of the bank’s franchise in Nigeria.

Mr Manjang will also provide leadership for the lender’s business across West Africa to drive the continued strengthening of the financial institution’s franchise in the region.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Manjang said, “It is indeed an honour and privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the Bank’s business in Nigeria and West Africa.

“With the support of our regulators, board and management of the Bank, I look forward to driving continued growth and profitability for the Bank; and overall enhanced performance for our clients and stakeholders.”

The new CEO has over 30 years of banking experience and expertise. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) as well as a Certified Credit Analyst.

He joined the bank in 1999 and has over the past 20 years in the bank, built up extensive experience in various capacities including CEO for Kenya and East Africa, CEO in Oman, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan. Mr Olowookere can be reached via

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