Shittu Replaces Aku as SunTrust Board Chairman

Olanrewaju Shittu SunTrust Bank

By Ahmed Rahma

The board of directors of SunTrust Bank Nigeria Limited has been rejigged for more effectiveness with the appointment of Mr Olanrewaju Shittu as the Chairman.

The former director at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is coming to mount the position earlier occupied by Mr Jubril Aku after he was elected at a meeting of the board on Thursday, November 26, 2020.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Datti Yola as a non-executive director, though subject to the approval of the CBN.

A statement from the lender disclosed that it was glad to have such gentlemen as members of its board of directors and assured its stakeholders that their wealth of experience will be brought to bear in the success of the bank.

Mr Shittu, who retired from the apex bank in 2018, is a holder of MBA degree, Fellow (FCA) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Associate (ACA) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Associate (ACTI) Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria.

On his part, Mr Datti is a retired General Manager at the National Pension Commission (PenCom). He earlier worked at CBN where he rose to the rank of a Senior Bank Examiner before joining other commercial banks.

He is a holder of MBA degree and a Fellow (FCA) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Associate (ACA) Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Ahmed Rahma is a journalist with great interest in arts and craft. She is also a foodie who loves new ideas. She loves to travel and would love to visit other African countries someday. She is a sucker for historical movies and afrobeat.

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