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Access Bank Sierra Leone appoints Cole as Chairman, 4 others



Access Bank Sierra Leone Ltd. (Access Bank (SL) Ltd.) has appointed Mr Maurice Cole as Chairman of its Board of Directors, following the exit of Ms Alice Onomake, the former Chairman.

The bank said this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Lagos.

According to the bank, also joining the Board as Non-Executive Directors are: Nsikak Usoro, Michala Mackay, Ibrahim Lamin, and Kolawole Ajimoko.

It said that the appointment of the new executives was to further strengthen its leadership team and advance the implementation growth and transformation strategy.

The bank said: “These appointments also reflect the bank’s commitment to fostering growth and development, while maintaining the highest standards of governance and stewardship.

“The appointees boast a wealth of expertise from diverse sectors, including banking, telecommunications, corporate governance, compliance, and finance.

“Their combined experience and vision will contribute to shaping the future trajectory of Access Bank (SL) Ltd.

The bank said that Cole would bring his experience to the fore, as Access Bank (SL) Ltd. works to consolidate its market position and deliver value for all its stakeholders.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Ganiyu Sanni, Country Managing Director, Access Bank Sierra Leone Ltd., said the bank was thrilled to welcome its new executives to Access Bank (SL) Ltd.

Sanni stated that the leadership and vision of the newly appointed board members would be invaluable as the bank navigate through challenges and pursue sustained success.

“We extend our gratitude to outgoing Chairman, Onomake, and Non-Executive Director, Ms Aminata Dumbuya, for their dedicated service and contributions to the bank.

“Access Bank (SL) Ltd, remains committed to excellence, transparency, and accountability as it embarks on this exciting new chapter.

“The bank looks forward to leveraging the collective expertise of its leadership team to drive innovation, foster growth, and create lasting impact for its customers and communities,”he said.

Access Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of Access Holdings Plc, is a commercial bank operating through a network of more than 700 branches and service outlets spanning three continents, 21 countries and over 60 million customers.

The bank employs over 28,000 people in its operations in Africa and Europe, with representative offices in China, Lebanon, India, and the UAE.

Rukayat Adeyemi

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