Guaranty Trust Bank CEO named African Banker of the Year
by Richard Kilner
Tayo Aderinokun, Guaranty Trust Bank’s managing director and chief executive officer, has been named as the African Banker of the Year at the 2009 African Banker Awards.
Aderinokun received the reward after being named the CEO of the Year during the ThisDay Awards.
Finance ministers, central bankers, and bankers from all over Africa were present in Istanbul for the award ceremony.
Aderinokun was appointed as MD and CEO seven years ago, and eighteen years ago helped to co-found the African institution.
Since then the Guaranty Trust Bank has made history by becoming the first Nigerian firm and first sub-Saharan bank to be listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Earlier in the year it was named as the Best Bank in Africa at the Euromoney Awards for Excellence.
For his part, Aderinokun has described the award as a celebration of each individual of the bank’s team.
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