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Bola Adesola is appointed Senior Vice-Chairman, Africa and will be responsible for supporting the execution of the Bank’s strategic intent within the Africa region, including representing Standard Chartered Bank on various Boards in Africa. She will also lead as a Senior Banker on key relationships and transactions. Bola joined the bank in March 2011 and has served as CEO for Nigeria and West Africa for the past 7 years, prior to which she was Executive Director on the Board of First Bank of Nigeria Plc. She was appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board (UNGC) by the UN Secretary General in 2015 and currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the UNGC Board. Bola is an active member of the Bank’s Global Diversity & Inclusion Council.

Lamin Manjang is appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nigeria and West Africa, subject to Statutory and Regulatory approvals. Lamin joined the Bank in 1999 and has over the past 19 years, built up extensive experience including Cluster CEO for Kenya and East Africa, and CEO in Oman, Uganda and Sierra Leone.

Kariuki Ngari is appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kenya, subject to Statutory and Regulatory approvals. Kariuki brings 23 years of banking experience, having served more recently as Group Head, Service Quality in Group Retail Banking. Prior to this, he was Global Head, Retail Distribution, Head of Consumer Banking Kenya and East Africa, and Regional Head, Retail Banking, Africa.

The appointment of Cluster CEO, East Africa will be announced in due course.

Sunil Kaushal, Regional CEO, Africa and Middle East, Standard Chartered Bank said: “In Africa and Middle East we have made investments in our people both in their career and personal development, and continue to support our People Strategy to build a high-performance culture through an integrated approach to talent and succession planning. These changes ensure a smooth and orderly succession which will allow us to continue our unrelenting focus on delivering our strategy and capturing opportunities across the region”.


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