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Nigeria: Olajide appointed as Standard Chartered’s new business head

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited has appointed Mr. Lanre Olajide as the new Head of Wealth and Retail Banking (WRB).

Lanre Olajide joined Standard Chartered in 2008 and has since held several senior roles in wealth management, client relations, product development, and branch administration. Before his latest appointment, he served as Nigeria’s Head of Wealth Solutions, Deposits, and Mortgages.

Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria’s management commended Olajide’s leadership, highlighting his significant contributions to the robust and steady growth of the bank’s wealth solutions business in Nigeria over the past three years. They described him as a “core contributor within the network.”

Before joining Standard Chartered Bank, Olajide held positions at MBC International Bank, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, and Magnum Trust Bank, now known as Sterling Bank. He embarked on his banking career 24 years ago.

Olajide brings extensive expertise in wealth management, along with experience in corporate, commercial, and consumer banking.

Lanre Olajide holds a degree in banking and finance and is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB). He has also completed numerous leadership programs both within and outside the bank. Additionally, he is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (ACSI).

Olajide succeeds David Idoru, who led the Wealth and Retail Banking division from 2019 until his departure from the bank this year.

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