RAZACK ADEYEMI ADEOLA
Mr. Yemi Adeola currently serves as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Sterling Bank Plc.
He studied at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B). Thereafter, he obtained a Master of Laws degree from the University of Lagos, specializing in the Law of Secured Credit, Comparative Company Law, and International Economic Law. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983. He lectured at the University of Benin and Lagos State University, before joining the firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers as a Consultant.
Mr. Adeola commenced his banking career with Citibank in 1988 serving as Chief Legal Counsel and Company Secretary later as Executive Director, Public Sector and Infrastructure Group and subsequently Executive Director, Expanded Target Markets (Commercial Banking).
He left Citibank in July 2003 to play a pivotal role in the turnaround project of Trust Bank of Africa Limited (TBA), serving as the Deputy Managing Director between 2003 and 2005. Upon the consolidation of TBA into Sterling Bank in December 2005, Mr. Adeola assumed the role of Executive Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking and remained in that capacity until he was appointed Acting Managing Director in 2007. He was later appointed Managing Director in February 2009.
Mr. Adeola is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and has undertaken senior management/executive education programs covering various business and leadership areas at leading institutions including Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, Oxford University and Wharton.