Mr. Taiwo Adeshina Joda has been appointed by the Board of Directors of Accion Microfinance Bank Limited as the managing director and chief executive officer designate with effect from August 1, 2017.
A press release by Ifeoma Anthonia Akpojiyovwi, Head of Marketing Communication at the bank said that he will take over the helms of affairs at the bank in December 2017, as the pioneer MD/CEO, Ms.
Bunmi Lawson transits from that position, having spent the maximum period of 10 years in accordance to the Central Bank of Nigeria rules for maximum tenure for any MD/CEO of a bank in Nigeria.
Speaking on the appointment, Mr. Patrick Akinwuntan, Chairman of Accion MfB said: “After a rigorous search, the board is pleased to have Taiwo join the Accion MfB family given his considerable
experience in both bank and non-bank financial institutions along with his strong track record of success in his previous employment, both of which make him an outstanding candidate for the role, in a
selection that saw several well placed, and extremely capable candidates emerge.
Taiwo has demonstrated the ability to work successfully in different environments of the bank, leading successful teams and creating lasting value. I look forward to working with him to guide Accion
Microfinance Bank through its next phase.”
“I thank Bunmi Lawson for her tenacity and dedication to the growth and development of Accion Microfinance Bank as its pioneer MD/CEO. Her place in the history of Accion Microfinance Bank is
guaranteed forever. She will work closely with Taiwo to ensure a smooth transition.
“Lawson, the pioneer MD/CEO of Accion Microfinance Bank, who will be succeeded by Joda, said, “I welcome Taiwo into his new role as MD/CEO designate of Accion Microfinance Bank and wish him
great success in his new role. My heartfelt thanks goes to the board, management and staff of Accion Microfinance Bank who have supported me this last decade and helped position Accion
Microfinance Bank as a leading Microfinance Bank in Nigeria”, he said
Joda said: “I am delighted to have been chosen for the important task of seeing Accion Microfinance Bank through its next phase of growth as a leading microfinance bank in Nigeria. I look forward to
working with the Board, Management and Staff to actualise Accion MfB’s objectives”
Accion Microfinance Bank is one of the leading microfinance banks in the country and it recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary and held a seminar with the theme “Making Financial Inclusion a Certainty in Nigeria by 2020”.