By Alphonsus E. W
Bola Adesola, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited, has emerged winner of the outstanding woman in business category at the African Business Awards, 2013. The award category was for the female candidate that has shown initiative and excellence in the workplace and made a significance contribution towards her company in terms of progress and growth.
As the first female MD/CEO and the first indigenous CEO of one of Standard Chartered’s most promising markets, Bola provides leadership for the Group in Nigeria through developing overall country strategy and direction. Her deep knowledge of the Nigerian market, strong client and regulatory relationships, and broad banking experience drive the continued strengthening of Standard Chartered Bank’s franchise in Nigeria.
Standard Chartered is a leading international banking group. It has operated for over 150 years in some of the world’s most dynamic markets and earns around 90% of its income and profits in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. This geographic focus and commitment to developing deep relationships with clients and customers has driven the Bank’s growth in recent years. Standard Chartered plc is listed on the London and Hong Kong stock exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
The African Business Awards are organised by African Business magazine and BusinessinAfrica Events and produced by IC Events.