Mr Tayo Aderinokun
Managing Director of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)
Education: Business Administration, University of Lagos; MBA, Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States.
Career: National Youth Service, Central Bank of Nigeria, Calabar, 1977-78; Credit and Relationship Manager, Chase Manhattan Bank Institute for International Banking, New York, 1982-83; Assistant General Manager, Prime Merchant Bank Ltd, 1988; Head of the Financial Services Division, Prime Merchant Bank Ltd, 1989; Founder, First Marina Trust Ltd, 1989-90; Deputy Managing Director, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB), 1990-2002; CEO, GTB, 2002 to date.
Commentary: Aderinokun founded GTB in 1990 along with Fola Adeola. He became CEO of the bank after a boardroom coup pushed Adeola out. Under Aderinokun the bank has acquired a reputation for efficiency and aggressive growth. He is a confrontational businessman, making no apologies for his desire to see the bank become one of the biggest in Africa, not just Nigeria.