Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited has appointed Mrs. Harriet-Ann Omobolanle Adesola as a Non-Executive Director, to the Board of the Bank, effective July 27, 2018.
Mrs. Adesola was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Ltd in March 2011 and has over 25 years banking experience.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria, she was an Executive Director in First Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Previously, she was Managing Director of Kakawa Discount House, Nigeria.
She also worked in Citibank for 9 years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania.
She is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School and holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK.She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985.
Bola is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and sits on the Board of the Financial Markets Dealers Association, having served in various capacities in developing the Nigerian Money Market, the Interbank Settlement Systems and the Discount House subsector.
Bola also chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Women’s Economic Empowerment.
She is a member of the Nigeria National Competitiveness Council, which was inaugurated by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2013 and was recently appointed the first female Vice President of Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA).
At Standard Chartered, Bola is a member of the Global Diversity and Inclusion Council and is actively involved with women’s networks across the Bank. She was appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact in 2015 and appointed as the Co-Vice-Chair of the Board in 2018.
Following her appointment, Chairman of the Board, Dr. Kumah said, “I look forward to working with Mrs. Adesola on the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Limited, as we continue to maintain the Bank’s high governance and ethical standards and unlock the growth potential to deliver long-term value to all our shareholders. She will bring her extensive experience to bear in our pursuit to drive the sustainable growth of the Bank”.
Commenting on her appointment, Mrs Adesola said, “I am delighted to accept this appointment and look forward to working with the other directors of the Board to deliver sustainable value for all our stakeholders”.
Bola sits on the board of Standard Chartered in Cote D’Ivoire and brings nearly 30 years of banking experience to the Board in Ghana.