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George-Taylor emerges as Heritage Bank’s new chief executive

By Geoff Iyatse
13 September 2022   |   5:19 am
Heritage Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Akinola George-Taylor as its new acting Managing Director. This follows receipt of the approval of its Board of Directors and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Akinola George-Taylor

Heritage Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Akinola George-Taylor as its new acting Managing Director. This follows receipt of the approval of its Board of Directors and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

The appointment took effect yesterday, a statement by the bank said. George Taylor will be overseeing all Heritage’s banking operations across Nigeria. He took over from Dr. Ifie Sekibo who has served his 10 years tenure at the bank.

As an experienced banker with over two decades working in the banking and financial services sector, George-Taylor has a proven track record in managing multi-billion naira operations.

He started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where George-Taylor rose to the position of Executive Director in charge of Public Sector Group, Abuja and North Central. Whilst at the Bank, he has held various positions in different business sectors. He was also Managing Director of GTBank in Sierra Leone between 2005 and 2009.

In addition to George-Taylor’s appointment as Acting Managing Director of Heritage Bank, Osepiribo Ben-Willie and George Oko-Oboh were also announced as executive directors.

Ben-Willie is an accomplished banker with over two decades of experience of which she has been leading business transformation initiatives at various levels within the financial service space.

Ben-Willie is currently the Directorate Head South-South, South-East and Private Wealth Management Team in Heritage. She has worked in the following banking institutions – Credite Bank Nigeria Limited, Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank and Stanbic IBTC.

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 service professional with over two decades of banking experience functioning in various leading business roles spanning retail, SMEs, commercial, public sector, collections, funding advisory and corporate negotiations.