FirstBank Group appoints Olukorede Adenewo new MD/CEO Firstbank UK

FirstBank Group has appointed Olukorede Adenewo as MD/Chief Executive Officer of FirstBank UK. The appointment is effective from November 16, 2023, subject to regulatory approvals.

Olukorede Adenewo who has demonstrated exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and a deep understanding of the global financial landscape, brings a wealth of experience, built by a proven track record of success in the banking industry across several countries. 

Prior to this appointment, Olukorede Adenewo served as the Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria. He joined the Corporate Banking sector of the Bank in 1999. During his illustrious career, he held key positions, including MD/CEO of SCB Gambia, Deputy MD/CEO of SCB Cameroon and MD of Corporate Commercial and Institutional Banking for SCB Nigeria and West Africa.

The newly appointed CEO has also served as a Non-Executive Director of SCB Gambia and SCB Sierra Leone, accumulating over 13 years of invaluable experience as a Board member within the Chartered Bank Group.

“On behalf of the Board, Management, and staff of FirstBank Group, we are excited to welcome Olukorede Adenewo to the FirstBank family. With his wealth of experience, we are confident that he is the perfect fit to lead FirstBank UK into its next phase of growth and development.” said Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, CEO FirstBank Group.

Olukorede Adenewo started his career at Deloitte Nigeria, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1991. He became a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria in 2003 and received a Distinguished Alumnus award from Deloitte Nigeria in 2015. He is an alumnus of INSEAD and Said Business School, Oxford University, where he underwent management training in Leadership. He holds an MBA from Lagos Business School. Economy,” the jurors said.

Commenting on the awards, the founder and Chief Strategic Officer of Brandlife, Julius Agenmonmen, expressed his gratitude to NMA for the recognition and reaffirmed the company’s commitment to championing innovative and sustainable practices in the sector.

He said: “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious award in recognition of our dedication to sustainable marketing solutions, innovation, and economic growth. These accolades reflect our commitment to making a positive impact in the marketing industry and our dedication to maintaining the highest standards in marketing. As a prominent player in the Marketing Communication industry, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide our clients with excellence in delivery, while also prioritizing sustainability and impactful activation as core pillars of our corporate philosophy. This recognition encourages us, even more, to continue on the path to making significant contributions to society and contribute immensely to the growth of the Nigerian economy.”

Agenmomen, who reflected on the journey of the agency in the last 15 years, said Branlife has made significant contributions to nation-building through various strategic marketing approaches.

“In the vibrant landscape of experiential marketing, our journey at the EXMAN and NMA Awards has been nothing short of extraordinary, a testament to our unwavering commitment to innovation and excellence,” he stated.

Brandlife Limited was incorporated and started in 2008 with a commitment to service delivered on time and on target, backed by creativity, integrity and excellence. The company was signed on by HP and Nigerian Breweries in January 2009 and have remained good clients till date. Brandlife currently works for major clients in Technology and FMCG. Brandlife commenced business in Ghana in 2012 and East Africa in 2016 with an office in Nairobi covering the whole of East Africa. In 2019, the company had the opportunity to commence work in Angola. Brandlife can truly be said to be an African company. Prior to Covid in early 2019, a sister company, Brandlife Digital was launched to handle all our digital business for current and new clients.


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