Ecobank has appointed Jubril Mobolaji Lawal as the Managing Director designate of its Nigeria operations.
The bank also appointed Lawal as their regional executive.
The bank disclosed in a statement on Monday. However, Lawal’s new appointment is subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
According to the bank, the appointment comes as a result of the upcoming retirement of Patrick Akinwuntan, the current Managing Director. Akinwuntan will retire after reaching retirement age in January 2022.
“Mobolaji Lawal joins Ecobank having been a versatile senior banking executive and digital transformation specialist for over 28 years with Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. He has deep involvement and experience in digital and retail banking, corporate and commercial banking, credit risk management and corporate finance.
“His previous experience includes being Executive Director at GTBank Plc Nigeria, and Non-Executive Director roles at both GTBank Ghana Limited and Nigeria Interbank Settlement Systems Plc. Mobolaji led the team that envisioned and implemented GTBank Plc’s retail and digital banking strategy to achieve industry-wide leadership over a ten-year period and he introduced new products and solutions that have helped to deepen payments and access to digital financial services in Nigeria,” the statement read.