Olukorede Adenowo has been named the new CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited.
Nairametrics reported that this appointment follows his recent promotion to Executive Director of Corporate, Commercial, and Institutional Banking Business in Nigeria, according to a press release.
Adenowo had the combined task of managing the bank’s business interest in Senegal while serving as the chief executive officer of Standard Chartered Bank, The Gambia.
He formerly served as a Non-Executive Director of the Bank in Sierra Leone and on the Board of Standard Chartered Gambia.
Adenowo has worked in banking, finance, and consulting for a total of 35 years after graduating from university.
In the past 24 years, he has held a number of senior positions within the Standard Chartered Bank Group and was a member of the founding team of the Standard Chartered Bank in Nigeria.
He has held positions in Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon as deputy managing director, Head of Origination and Client Corporates, and Senior Management Executive at the Wholesale Bank of Standard Chartered Nigeria.
Adenowo demonstrated great leadership in developing and overseeing crucial strategic FI partnerships throughout West Africa in his previous position as Africa Co-Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector Business for SCB.
He advised various Banks and Governments in the region, including those in Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Ghana, and most recently Nigeria, on how to access international financial markets and therefore improve their economies.
Additionally, he was chosen to lead the Africa Multinational business as the first Regional Head of Global Corporates for Standard Chartered Africa.
Adenowo formerly had positions at Societe Generale Bank Nigeria and Deloitte Nigeria, where he earned his chartered accountant designation in 1990.
In 2000, he was named Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Institute Accountants of Nigeria. He is a former economist who is now a chartered accountant.
Adenowo has an MBA from the Lagos Business School and is a graduate of INSEAD and Oxford University’s Said Business School, where he received management training in leadership.