Mr. Ademola Ayodeji Odeyemi - Director

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Mr. Odeyemi was appointed to the GTBank Ghana Board in January 2006. He holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Honours degree in Social Studies (1990), and Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Statistics, Tests and Measurement in 1992 and 2010 respectively from the Obafemi Awolowo University (previously, the University of Ile Ife), Nigeria. He is a Chartered Accountant, an associate of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation in Nigeria.

Mr. Odeyemi started his career as a lecturer in Social Research at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria, in 1990. He joined the Lagos office of Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) in 1992 and rose to become a Senior Consultant in 1996. In 1997, he joined GTBank Plc for the first time and was responsible for managing the Financial Control Department. In 2000, he moved to First City Monument Bank Limited (now First City Monument Bank Plc - FCMB) where he was responsible for the financial control and strategy of the bank and was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of four of the companies in the FCMB Capital Markets Group in 2002. He also briefly worked at the then Platinum Bank Limited (now Bank PHB Plc) as Vice President and Group Head, Performance Management Group before returning to the GTBank Plc in October 2003.

Following a secondment to the Budget Office of the Federation, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, where he had responsibility for developing and implementing recurrent expenditure strategy and developing reform initiatives for Budgeting and Public Expenditure Control for the Federal Government of Nigeria, Mr. Odeyemi returned to GTBank Plc in 2006 to assume the position of Head, Corporate Planning, Strategy, Financial Control and Group Coordination.

Mr. Odeyemi was appointed to GTBank Plc Board in October 2011. He also serves on the Boards of GTBank UK, GTBank Liberia and several companies in which the GTBank Plc holds equity investments.