Olaniran Olayinka Becomes Acting MD/CEO of Keystone Bank


By Dipo Olowookere

A First-Class Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree holder in Economics from the prestigious University of Lagos, Mr Olaniran Olayinka, has been appointed as Acting MD/CEO of Keystone Bank Limited.

A statement from the financial institution on Friday disclosed that the appointment of the former employee of PricewaterhouseCoopers was, however, subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

In the statement signed by the Company Secretary & General Counsel, Dr Michael Agamah, it was stated that the new appointment was in line with the lender’s strategic intent to constantly align its corporate structures and processes to support its sustained push for growth.

With his appointment, Mr Olayinka will lead the Keystone Bank’s Executive Management to drive its strategic business and corporate goals leveraging on the robust banking experience garnered over several years across various sectors of the economy.

Mr Olayinka, who is currently an Executive Director, has over 25 years banking experience covering Operations, Human Resources Management, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Retail Banking and Institutional Banking.

He has attended several executive courses and programmes in Banking Operations, Credit, Risk Management, Business Process Re-engineering, and Change Management, amongst others.

Meanwhile, Chairman of Keystone Bank, Mr Umaru Modibbo, disclosed that the appointment of Mr Olayinka as Acting MD/CEO was based on the bank’s corporate philosophy and culture of optimising her human capital through sustained leadership development.

He stated further that the bank will continue to proactively nurture and harness its existing talents to assume leadership roles in the financial institution.

Keystone Bank is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.

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 dipo.olowookere@businesspost.ng

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