In what it described as the next phase of transformation, the board of Heritage Bank Plc, on Monday named Akinola George-Taylor as its acting Managing Director, following the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The board, according to a statement by Ozena Utulu, Acting Group Head, Corporate Communications at the bank, also appointed Osepiribo Ben-Willie and George Oko-Oboh as Executive Directors.
George-Taylor who joined the bank with over two decades of experience garnered across the banking and financial services sector, is billed to replace Dr. Ifie Sekibo who is leaving the bank after a 10-year tenure.
He commenced his banking career in 1993 with Guaranty Trust Bank, rising to the position of Executive Director in charge of the Public Sector Group, Abuja & North Central, and was Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 and 2009.
Ben-Willie also joins Heritage Bank with over two decades experience, including leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space, rising to the position of Directorate Head South-South, South-East & Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage Bank Plc.
She previously worked in Credite Bank Nigeria Limited, Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC.
On his part, Oko-Oboh currently heads the Abuja and North Directorate Business of Heritage Bank Plc where he plays a pivotal role in the business growth and daily operations of all businesses and transactions as it relates to his area of supervision.
Oko-Oboh is an accomplished financial services professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles spanning Retail, SME, Commercial, Public Sector, Collections, Funding Advisory and Corporate Negotiations.