Celebrating Women

Bola Adesola

I celebrate an amazing woman today. A woman who has inspired so many. Bola Adesola is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Standard Chartered Bank Limited, Nigeria.

Bola also provides leadership for the bank’s business in West Africa to drive the continued strengthening of Standard Chartered Bank’s franchise in the region. Prior to joining the bank in March 2011, she was an Executive Director at First Bank of Nigeria Plc and prior to that Managing Director of Kakawa Discount House, Nigeria. She also worked in Citibank for 9 years in senior leadership roles in Nigeria and Tanzania. Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, Bola Adesola has over 26 years banking experience. An alumnus of Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School, she also holds a Law degree from the University of Buckingham, UK.

Bola is passionate about the development and economic empowerment of women and in 2001 cofounded Women in Management, Business and Public Sector (WIMBIZ), Nigeria’s fore-most women-oriented network. Bola was appointed to the United Nations Global Compact Board by the UN Secretary General in June 2015.

Bola is an Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria and sits on the boards of the Financial Markets Dealers Quotations Plc and Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement Systems Plc. Bola also chairs the Central Bank of Nigeria Bankers’ Sub-Committee on Economic Development, Sustainability and Gender and was recently appointed the first female President of Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA). She actively mentors and coaches young people and is passionate about reading and travelling.

She is truly a source of inspiration and a phenomenal woman!

Please drop your comments below or send an email if you have inspiring stories to share with us here. Thanks.

Have a lovely weekend guys.


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My name is Adenike Omotosho. I have an unflinching vigour to inspire other women. I do this by celebrating the lives of phenomenal women around the world.
I believe as a woman I am fearfully and wonderfully made by God. I want every woman out there to equally realise they are special and wonderful.
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4 replies on “Bola Adesola”

Bola is a guru in the banking sector with her having occupied substantial positions in the various leading banks in her country. Her story is told today due to her persistent commitment and drive geared towards living her dreams and making them a reality.
Her law background was equally an advantage and a pedestal to launch herself into the banking world.

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Bola Adesola is a woman who has shown that she knows her onions, her due diligence in carrying out her duties and achievements made without getting comfortable with little success or accepting mediocrity for comfort. A good role model for all women and all youths.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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