Olaitan Martins

Group Executive, Transaction Banking Division

Olaitan Martins was appointed Group Executive, Transaction Banking on 21 October 2021. Until this appointment, she served as the Group Head, Transaction Banking and prior to that, Group Head, Manufacturing Sector, Corporate Banking Group. She has over 20 years’ work experience in various financial institutions including Investment Banking & Trust Limited, Intercontinental Bank Limited, IBTC Asset Management Limited and Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc, where she held various leadership positions. 

Since joining FirstBank in 2014, Olaitan has recorded remarkable achievements instrumental to the re-positioning of FirstBank’s Corporate Banking business as a credible industry player. She also led the digitization and automation of the Client interface processes and the Wholesale business processes for Trade transactions which has led to an increased adoption of industry platforms for collections, increased volume of transactions and increased customer base, amongst others.

Olaitan has a wealth of experience across Cash Management, Trade Services and Supplier Finance, Payments and Collections, Product Development, Relationship Management, Business Development, Risk Management, Wealth and Portfolio Management, Investment Banking, Treasury and Foreign Exchange Management, amongst others and she brings her deep market-facing experience to bear on the Corporate Banking Group.

Olaitan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and currently finalizing her Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at the University of Durham, United Kingdom. She holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from University of Lagos, Nigeria.

Olaitan enjoys reading, cooking, and dancing. She is happily married with children.