Sola Longe-Okenimkpe, Divisional Head, Corporate Communications in a statement to NEWSVERGE said that the move is consistent with the Bank’s corporate governance, efficiency, and sustainability outlook, enabling the bank to take advantage of the synergies from its experienced Board members for the benefit of its wide array of customers and other stakeholders.
Ogunsanya, an astute businessman of repute and the Chairman of Multichoice Nigeria Limited, the purveyors of the DSTV brand, the biggest cable TV brand in Nigeria, brings to the Board a global wealth of experience spanning over 30 years of quality private sector service.
He is a passionate Lagosian with extensive investment in other areas of the state economy. Ogunsanya is the Chairman of at least ten other companies in commercial real estate development, agro and agro-allied concerns and broadcasting.
Ogunsanya graduated with a law degree from the University of Kent in 1984 and thereafter proceeded to the Nigeria Law School where he qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1985.
Ogunsanya obtained an LLM degree from the University of Lagos in 1987 and from 1990 began practising in the law firm of Ogunsanya & Ogunsanya where he has been a Principal Partner since 1994. As a Principal Partner in the law firm, he continues to be responsible for its Maritime/Shipping Law services, its Commercial Agreements and briefs for appearances in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
However, the management of the bank in a statement expressed its delight in welcoming Ogunsanya to the Board.
The bank said he brings on board very rich and professional experience relevant to Heritage Bank and the industry. “These skills will no doubt support our bank’s quest to become Nigeria’s Fastest Growing Bank.”