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Heritage Bank appoints three directors in pursuit of leadership status


Heritage BankHERITAGE Bank Limited has appointed three top bankers as directors in a move to pursue and consolidate its emergence as one of the leading banks in the country.

The three new directors are Mrs. Adaeze Udensi, appointed as Executive Director, South Directorate; Mr. Ola Olabinjo, Executive Director, Lagos, South-West and Corporate Banking Directorate; and Mr. Jude Monye, Executive Director, Risk Management/Chief Risk Officer.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Ifie Sekibo, said that the appointments demonstrate the financial institution’s  commitment to offering the best and safest banking services by employing highly competent and experienced bankers with proven track record.

“The successful acquisition of Enterprise Bank has projected Heritage Bank into the leadership rank of the banking industry with huge expectation of quality, fast and efficient banking services from our customers and members of the banking public.

“We intend to consolidate on this leadership status and exceed expectations by ensuring every customer of the enlarged Heritage Bank enjoys fast and efficient services irrespective of their location in the country.

“The three new directors are bringing to Heritage Bank, over 50 years of banking experience among them, spanning various aspects of banking services across the industry, and these would contribute greatly to the achievement of this goal”, Sekibo  said.

Prior to joining Heritage Bank, Udensi worked at Zenith Bank Plc, where she earned various awards for top performance.

She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Banking and Finance and Business Administration respectively from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, with over 17 years of banking experience.

Olabinjo, the new Executive Director in charge of Lagos, South West and Corporate Banking Directorate, joined Heritage Bank from First City Monument Bank, where he was Senior Vice-President and Divisional Head.

He has over 18 years of banking experience, spanning investment banking, corporate banking, transaction banking, risk management, treasury and operations.

He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics from the University of Ife and the University of Lagos respectively and an alumnus of Lagos Business School.

Monye, the Executive Director, Risk Management/Chief Risk Officer, joined Heritage Bank from Wema Bank Plc, where he was the Chief Risk Officer and Head of Enterprise Risk Management division.

He has over 25 years experience in various areas, including risk management, finance, credit administration, regulatory compliance, control and system audit, structured finance in upstream oil sector, Small and Medium Enterprise development and project management.

He holds degrees in Chemistry; MBA and M.Sc from University of Nigeria and University of Ibadan respectively.

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