BOARD of Directors of Skye Bank Plc, has appointed Mrs. Moronkeji Onasanya, as the new Chairman of the bank following the retirement of the erstwhile chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith.
Smith who was the first chairman of the bank, retired finally from the bank on September 30, 2010 after guiding the bank through the most turbulent period of the Nigerian banking industry and established it as a solid, profitable and efficient financial supermarket.
He presided over the affairs of the bank for five years and provided robust and effective leadership leading the emergence of the bank as one of the top five banks in the country.
Onasanya, until now the Vice Chairman of the bank, is a Chartered Accountant by profession who graduated from Waltham Forest Technical College, now South East London University where studied Accounting.
The new Chairman is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA).
She qualified as a Management Accountant in 1968 and as Chartered Certified Accountant in 1969 and worked with London as a Cost Accountant in Britain before returning home.
On her return to Nigeria, she joined the UAC Group as an Accountant and held various positions at the Head Office and at the Divisional levels.
In 1992, she was appointed the Executive Director, Finance of the UAC Group and retired eight years later in 2000.
As a professional Accountant, Onasanya served as Local Correspondent of the ACCA for several years and as Country Representative on the International Assembly for five years.
She had also served on the Governing Council of ICAN for nine years.She was given the Institute’s Merit Award in April 2010.
She is a member of the Board of Pera_Beam Ltd, and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Caleb University.
The bank said in a statement that Onasanya will consolidate on the impressive records and trail blazing accomplishments of the former chairman to make the bank the preferred choice nationwide.