Global Bank Liberia Limited Announces Appointment of Ohis Ohiwerei as Board Chairman

Global Bank Liberia Limited (GBLL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Ohis Ohiwerei as its new Board Chairman. This appointment follows Mr. Ohiwerei's approval by the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) as a director of GBLL. The move marks a new dawn for GBLL and represents a significant step forward in its transformation journey.

Mr. Ohiwerei has a proven track record of success and turnarounds, having worked in several key executive leadership roles in leading banks across the West Africa sub-region. With this wealth of experience, the bank is confident that he will bring on board his unique vision and leadership.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Benin. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and the Advanced Strategic Management program at IMD Business School, Switzerland.

His passion for the financial services industry has been the main driving force of his illustrious career so far, having worked with Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Diamond Bank PLC, and Ecobank PLC. He is highly skilled in strategic planning, treasury, regulatory compliance, and risk management, and has a proven track record in mergers & acquisitions, project management, product development, cash management, and process re-engineering.

Over the last 16 years, Mr. Ohiwerei has served on the boards of various public and private companies. He currently serves on the board of Notore Chemical Industries PLC and as an Independent Director on the boards of Bastion Health Limited (Chairman), Bloom Bank Sierra Leone,

Orange One Finance Limited, and Griffin Finance Limited. He has served on the boards of AXA Mansard Nigeria PLC, Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, Guaranty Trust Bank Sierra Leone, Diamond Bank PLC, and ADIC Insurance.

The recent takeover of GBLL by Oakwood Africa Investments Limited, which also saw the appointment of Mr. Lekan Balogun as Managing Director, has marked a new direction for the bank, and with the appointment of Mr. Ohiwerei as Board Chairman the bank is poised for a new dawn of transformation, growth, and success.

"I am honored by this appointment and I look forward to working with the other board directors and the management team to drive GBLL’s transformation agenda," said Mr. Ohiwerei. "Our focus will be on delivering superior financial services, driving digitalization, and supporting the growth of small, medium, and large-sized businesses in Liberia.

We will also strive for excellence in service delivery, and financial inclusion, and deliver value for all our stakeholders. Our goal is to be the banking partner that understands the pulse of the ordinary Liberian, supporting their dreams and helping them to bloom.”

Global Bank Liberia is committed to being at the forefront of service innovation and is eager to continue its journey from seedling to bloom as it strives to become one of the leading banks in Liberia.

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