Wema Bank Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading financial institutions, has recently made a significant change in its leadership.
Dr. (Mrs.) Oluwayemisi Olorunshola has been appointed as the new Board Chairman of Wema Bank, following the retirement of the current Chairman, Babatunde Kasali.
This development was communicated in a statement by Johnson Lebile, the Company Secretary/General Counsel of Wema Bank, to the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX).
Dr. Oluwayemisi Olorunshola has an impressive background and a wealth of experience in both the corporate and academic spheres.
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She joined Wema Bank as a Non-Executive Director in 2022 and has been actively involved in the Board’s Nomination and Governance Committee, where she served as Chairman.
Prior to her tenure at Wema Bank, Dr. Olorunshola amassed valuable expertise during her 15-year tenure at Unilever Nigeria Plc.
Her roles encompassed various aspects of business management, including supply chain operations, business re-engineering, and process management.
With over a decade of experience in the boardroom, she brings a deep understanding of effective governance and strategic decision-making.
Dr. Olorunshola’s educational achievements are equally impressive. She holds a B.Sc. degree in Education & Economics from the renowned Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.
Additionally, she obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom.
Furthermore, she earned a Doctorate in Business Administration from Walden University in the United States, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and personal growth.
Throughout her career, Dr. Olorunshola has honed her skills through professional training programs at esteemed institutions such as Four Acres Training Facility, Unilever UK, FITC, Leighton Academy, and H Pierson.
Her expertise encompasses various aspects of business management and corporate governance practices.
Furthermore, Dr. Olorunshola has made significant contributions to academia. Her publication on small business sustainability strategies, featured in the Journal of Functional Education (JFEAcademia), Proquest.com, and Academia.edu, has garnered widespread attention and has been referenced by scholars in the field.
In recognition of her professional achievements, Dr. Olorunshola holds directorship and fellowship positions at esteemed organizations.
She is a director and fellow of the International Institute for African Scholars, a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, a member of the Institute of Directors, and a chartered member of the Nigerian Chartered Institute of Personnel Management.