Wema Bank appoints Oluwayemisi Olorunshola as board chairman



Uba Group

Wema Bank Plc, a leading financial institution in Nigeria, has announced the appointment of Dr. (Mrs.) Oluwayemisi Olorunshola as its new Board Chairman.

The appointment comes as the current Board Chairman, Babatunde Kasali, reaches the retirement age in line with the Bank’s Articles of Association.

Olorunshola, who joined the Bank as a Non-Executive Director in 2022, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her new role.

Prior to joining Wema Bank, she had a career at Unilever Nigeria Plc, where she served for 15 years.

Her extensive experience encompasses supply chain management, business re-engineering, and process management.

The company believes that with over 10 years of boardroom experience and business management, Olorunshola is well-positioned to lead Wema Bank into its next phase of growth and development.

She holds a B.Sc. degree in Education & Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University, an MBA from the University of Liverpool, UK, and a Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Walden University, USA.

Recognized for her dedication to professional development, Olorunshola has received training in various aspects of business management and corporate governance practices from esteemed institutions such as Four Acres Training Facility, Unilever UK, FITC, Leishton Academy, and H Pierson.

Her expertise extends to supply chain management, including business and production planning, procurement, distribution, import and export, and logistics services.

Furthermore, Olorunshola’s scholarly contributions have been acknowledged in her publication on small business sustainability strategies, which was featured in the Journal of Functional Education (JFEAcademia), Proquest.com, and Academia.edu.

Her work has been referenced by numerous scholars, further solidifying her reputation as a thought leader in her field.

The Board of Directors and management team at Wema Bank Plc express their confidence in Olorunshola’s ability to steer the Bank to new heights and maintain its commitment to delivering innovative financial solutions and exceptional customer service.