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Olukorede (K.O) Adenowo

Chief Executive Officer

Standard Chartered Bank Gambia and Senegal

Biography

Olukorede Adenowo (K.O) is currently Chief Executive Officer for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) The Gambia with dual responsibility for SCBs business in Senegal. He has also been a Non Executive Director of SCB Sierra Leone from 2014 to date.

In his penultimate role as Africa Co-Head Financial Institutions and Public Sector business for SCB, K.O provided strong leadership in building and managing key strategic FI relationships across West Africa. He worked closely with several Banks and Governments across the region i.e. Cameroon, Gabon, Senegal, Ghana, and most recently Nigeria in advising them on accessing international capital markets and ultimately improving the banks visibility in Public Sector for business success and growth in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment.

He has served as Managing Director, Origination and Client Corporates for Standard Chartered Bank, West and Central Africa, Deputy Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank Cameroon and Director in Wholesale Bank in Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria.

He was appointed the first Regional Head of Global Corporates for Standard Chartered Africa where he led the Africa Multinational business. He was a founding staff of SCB Nigeria and has held other positions in Standard Chartered Bank Group in the last 20 years, Societe Generale Bank and Deloitte Nigeria, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990.

An Economist turned Chartered Accountant; he was appointed Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Institute Accountants of Nigeria in 2000.

He is an alumnus of INSEAD and Said Business School of Oxford University where he had management training in Leadership and holds an MBA from the Lagos Business School.

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