Adekunle Sonola

Mr. Adekunle Sonola was appointed to the Board of Directors of First Bank of Nigeria Limited on 29 April 2021. He previously served as Managing Director, East Africa of Guaranty Trust Bank following his role as Divisional Head of Corporate Banking in Nigeria. He also worked in South Africa focusing on Investment Banking Coverage and later joined Union Bank Nigeria as Executive Director responsible for Commercial Banking. 


Adekunle brings to bear on the Board of FirstBank several years of experience in executive management positions at various pan-African lenders spanning Investment & Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Transactional Banking Products & Services, Public Sector, and Agricultural Lending. 


Adekunle holds two bachelor’s degrees, including a Law degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, ile Ife  and an MBA from Durham University Business School, United Kingdom in addition to several other post graduate management diplomas.

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