By Cynthia Ezekwe
The board of Directors of Wema Bank Plc has appointed Oluwayemisi Olorunshola as its new board chairman, following the retirement of Babatunde Kasali, who has attained retirement age in line with the bank’s articles of association.
This was contained in a statement signed by Johnson Lebile, the company’s secretary/general counsel, and published on the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) platform.
Oluwayemisi Olorunshola joined the bank as a non-executive director in 2022 and until her new appointment, was the chairman of the board’s nomination and governance committee.
Prior to joining the bank, Olorunshola had worked with Unilever Nigeria Plc for 15 years, with experience spanning across supply chain, business re-engineering and process management.
She has over 10 years of boardroom experience and business management. She also possesses a B.Sc. degree in education & economics from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, a master of business administration degree from University of Liverpool, UK, and a doctorate degree in business administration from Walden University, USA.
Olorunshola is a well trained professional in various aspects of business management and corporate governance practices from various training facilities such as Four Acres Training Facility, Unilever UK, FITC, Leighton Academy, H Pierson, and her work experience spans every aspect of supply chain including business & production planning, procurement, distribution, import & export, and logistics services.
She is a director and a fellow of the International Institute for African Scholars, Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants, member, Institute of Directors, and a chartered member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, as well as an ardent believer in community development and in pursuant of this interest, she is a volunteer in many civic activities where she has contributed greatly to the development of her community and other areas of influence.