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ETB to focus on training

Managing Director/Chief Executive, Equitorial Trust Bank, Gbolahan Olukayode Folayan Bank  has said  investing  in the  of training of staff for optimal productivity is the priority in the bank.

In order to remain competitive in the banking industry and provide cutting-edge services in the best banking tradition to the public, the new Managing Director of The new ETB boss, who stated this at the weekend, explained that with the competition in the banking industry, training of staff both locally and abroad would provide them the opportunity to keep them abreast of developments in both the local and international banking landscape.

His words: “Banking is dynamic. For any institution to get the best from their staff, they must invest in such staff by way of training them to update their knowledge on developments both in the local and global scenes. With this, they will be able to deliver quality service to customers and deepen the deposit base of the bank”.

In a related development, the Bank’s Managing Director in a letter to the bank’s customers assured that “ETB is very sound and remains committed to partnering with you to add value to your business and the economy at large. I assure you that your deposits are safe and we would continue to provide quality banking services that will meet and surpass your expectations”.

He assured that the bank would work hard to increase the liquidity level of the bank and grow its operations and work towards entrenching strong corporate governance and putting in place a robust risk management framework.

A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, financial/investment expert and former Managing Director of Regent Bank, Mr. Gbolahan Olukayode Folayan holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from California State University, San Francisco and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance from the same university.

He also did his Executive Management Education programmes at Harvard Business School, Stanford University and Manchester Institute of Technology.

A thoroughbred professional banker with three decades active experience possesses the right antecedents and background to make a success of taking ETB  to greater heights, Mr. Folayan cut his teeth as a banker of note at Bank of America which later changed its name to Savannah Bank where he rose to the position of General Manager, before he was appointed as an Executive Director of Union Bank.

After a distinguished period at Union Bank as Executive Director, he was appointed the Managing Director of Regent Bank before the consolidation period of 2005.


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