Access Bank Announces the Appointment of 2 Directors


Access Bank Plc hereby announces the appointment of Mr. Seyi Kumapayi and Mrs. Omosalewa Fajobi as Executive Director and Non-Executive Director respectively following the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Mr. Seyi Kumapayi – Executive Director, African Subsidiaries

Prior to his recent appointment, Mr. Kumapayi has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of Access Bank Plc, a position he has held since 2008. He is a highly accomplished and results-driven professional. He has over 20 years of progressive banking experience spanning across Finance, Strategy, Risk Management, and Treasury.

He joined Access Bank in 2002 as the Head of Financial Control and Credit Risk Management.

Prior to joining Access Bank, he held controller and analyst positions with First City Monument Bank Limited and Guaranty Trust Bank Plc respectively.

Since joining Access Bank, he has played a significant role in the creation of the largest retail bank in Nigeria and specific corporate actions that have supported the Bank’s growth objectives and enhanced its capacity to play in key local and international markets.

Mr. Kumapayi is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos, and a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has also attended several Executive Management Development programmes in leading institutions including INSEAD, IMD and London Business School.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and a member of the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP), the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and the Chartered Institution of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN). He is a board member of the Ogun State Security Trust Fund.

Mrs. Omosalewa Fajobi – Non-Executive Director

Mrs. Fajobi is an experienced legal counsel and governance professional with a demonstrated history of working in the financial, investment and legal services industry. She is currently an Operating Director at Tengen Family Office Ltd.

She is a versatile solicitor with strong competencies in negotiation, business risk management and financial analysis who has provided support in setting up companies across different sectors, creating operational bases that have proved effective and efficient.

Mrs. Fajobi worked with International Finance Corporation from May 2014 to June 2017 as Project Lead (Nigeria) Africa Corporate Governance Programmes. She also worked as Legal Counsel at the defunct Oceanic Bank from 2006- 2010 and Access Bank Plc from 2004-2006.

Mrs. Fajobi holds an LLM Degree (Merit) from the University of London (2009) with specialization in Corporate and Commercial Law and Second-Class Upper Degree from University of Lagos (1999). She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Commenting on these appointments, the Bank’s Chairman, Dr. (Mrs.) Ajoritsedere Awosika, MFR said:

“We are very delighted to welcome the new appointees to the Board of Access Bank. These individuals have been chosen based on their exceptionally rich blend of professional,
academic and corporate board experiences which are all relevant to the needs of our Board.

We are strongly convinced that their skills will no doubt add significant value to our quest to become Africa’s Gateway to the World and the World’s Most Respected African

Access Bank plc, commonly known as Access Bank, is a Nigerian multinational commercial bank, owned by Access Bank Group. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria, the national banking regulator.

Originally a corporate bank, the organization acquired personal and business banking platforms from Nigeria’s International Commercial bank in 2012. Access Bank is presently one of the five largest banks in Nigeria in terms of assets, loans, deposits and branch network.

The merger of Access Bank and Diamond Bank on 1 April 2019 has made Access Bank the largest bank in Africa. In the conclusion of its merger with Diamond Bank, Access Bank Plc, unveiled its new logo, signalling the commencement of a new enlarged banking entity.

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