The management and
staff of FBNBank over the weekend hosted a reception at a hotel in Bakau, to
bid farewell to their out-going managing director Uloma Kings Olikagu. She
served the bank from 2014 to 2018, where her five-year contract elapsed. The
out-going managing director is being replaced by Adefisayo Adefarakan.
The In-coming MD Adefisayo Adefarakan is expected to serve for a period of three years, but the contract is subject to renewal by the bank’s board group office. The farewell ceremony was attended by directors of sister banks in The Gambia and stakeholders in the banking sector, among others.
The chairman board of directors, Abdoulie Jallow hailed the out-going MD for what he called transforming the Bank to another level and for keeping the Bank on the right footing.
The managing director Sky Bank Gambia Limited, Doyin Adegbulugbe equally praised the out-going MD for her quality leadership in taking the bank to another height during her tenure in The Gambia.
Mr. Adegbulugbe acknowledged that the out-going MD had been a wonderful lady, who had vast experience in The Gambia. “We pray that God continues to guide her. She is a great leader.” He urged her to keep it up.
For his part, Olukorede Adenowo, managing director, Standard Chartered Bank, commended the out-going MD for her efforts, further describing her for being very collaborative, focused and for the cordial relationship especially with other banks in the country.
“I will encourage her to continue with that work spirit which would greatly help her in her career.”
In her farewell speech, Uloma Kings Olikagu, the Out-going MD FBNBank, thanked the management and staff of the bank for their cooperation and hard work and for making her tenure in The Gambia a successful one. Without the dedicated staff, she added, she would not have accomplished her dreams for the bank.
“With the support, collaboration, hard work and devotion, we were able to make tremendous achievements for the bank. I am grateful and proud of my staff at FBNBank for their teamwork and devotion to their work.”
The In-coming MD of the bank, Adefisayo Adefarakan, thanked his predecessor for her efforts and the good legacy she is leaving at the Bank. The bank, he went on, would continue to consolidate the gains from where his predecessor left off.
“One of the commitments that we are giving to our customers is that we will maintain the integrity and focus of the bank and at the same time respond to their needs. We are aware that the economy of The Gambia is changing and the dynamics of the market is also changing. And so we are committed to responding to those changes.”
The customers, he added, should expect continued services that will improve on daily basis, promising that where they have concerns, they would come with feedback.
“The bank will take those feedbacks and make amendments. We assure our customers that based on our team on the ground; we will deliver up to expectations.”