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Standard Chartered CEO Olukorede Adenowo pays a courtesy call to HE President Adama Barrow

Apr 28, 2017, 10:06 AM

The President of the Republic of The Gambia, His Excellency Adama Barrow on Monday 24th April 2017 received Mr Olukorede Adenowo the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Standard Chartered Bank Gambia.

His Excellency President Barrow welcomed Mr Adenowo to The Gambia and thanked him for paying a courtesy call to the Office of The President within the first week of taking office.  “Standard Chartered is a household name in The Gambia and has been around for over a century.  The Bank should continue playing the important role of encouraging good banking practices in order to rebuild the new Gambia”, President Barrow said.  He assured the Bank to prioritise the security of The Gambia to foster investment.         

The incoming CEO, Mr Adenowo congratulated the President on his recent elections and pledged the Bank’s support in complementing the Government’s efforts in the development of the country.  He thanked the President for creating a conducive environment for investment in The Gambia and thanked him for granting him an audience for the courtesy call.  Mr Adenowo said that “Standard Chartered is Here for good and will continue being a responsible investor in the country assisting in advisory, access to capital and support in the infrastructure investment plan.  Standard Chartered Bank has more than 123 years experience in The Gambia and will help facilitate trade opportunities between Gambia and its trade partners because of its unshakeable belief in The Gambia’s future”. 

He reaffirmed Standard Chartered’s support to ensure that the Bank’s core business of banking supports sustainable growth.  He committed to ensuring fair outcomes for our stakeholders and the Bank’s unwavering support to the Government of The Gambia.   The Bank enables individuals to grow and protect their wealth.  Help businesses to trade, transact, invest, and expand in addition to helping a variety of financial institutions with their banking needs. 

About Olukorede Adenowo
Mr K.O Adenowo with 30 years post university experience joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1999, and was part of the foundation team that helped start the Nigerian business. He has worked in various roles including Regional Head of Global Corporate Africa, Deputy Head of Origination and Client Coverage Nigeria, Head of Origination and Client Coverage, West Africa 4 and more lately Regional Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector for West Africa. 

In his most recent role as Regional Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector for West and Central Africa, he provided strong leadership in building and managing key strategic FI relationships across West Africa for business success and growth in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment.

K.O Adenowo is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone and serves on the Board of a number of charities.  He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, has an MBA from the Lagos Business School (IESE) and graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

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