How former GTBank MD George-Taylor became Heritage Bank CEO

Akinola George-Taylor

Akinola George-Taylor has been confirmed as the substantive managing director/chief executive officer of Heritage Bank.

Group head, corporate communications of the bank, Ozena Utulu said this in a statement on April 16.

The statement said that his appointment received a letter of no objection from the Central Bank of Nigeria on March 31.

George-Taylor, who joined Heritage Bank as acting managing director/ chief executive officer on September 12, 2022, would succeed Ifie Sekibo, as MD/CEO following CBN approval.

“He will oversee Heritage Bank’s operations across Nigeria and work to implement the lender’s next phase of transformation,” the statement said.

George-Taylor started his banking career in 1993 with GTBank where he rose to the position of executive director in charge of public sector group, Abuja and North Central. Whilst at the bank, he held various positions. He was also the managing director of GTBank in Sierra Leone.

In 2012, George-Taylor became the CEO and founder of FAFE International, a financial advisory company offering a wide range of financial and consulting services with a strong focus on corporate, debt and project finance, and wealth management, servicing clients primarily in the oil and gas, power, and real estate sectors.