There have been ripples within the Nigeria’s financial industry and one of the leading financial institutions, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) following the recent appointment of Miriam Olusanya by Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc (GTCO) as the new managing director of GTBank, its banking subsidiary, according to THE Witness.
According to The Witness, this is because the marriage of the newly appointed head honcho of the bank, Miriam, who emerged after a long internal battle, has allegedly crashed. Industry watchers, however, raised concerns as to how a woman who couldn’t manage her matrimonial home successfully would be a good manager.
In a document sighted by our correspondent, Miriam’s husband, Abiodun Olusanya, had filed a petition for dissolution of their marriage, before a Chicago court in the United States of America (USA) on 23rd January 2020 alleging infidelity. Mr. Olusanya further sought for the dissolution of the marriage after both parties lived separately for some years. On 30th June 2020, Mr. Olusanya tendered his exhibits. After examining the case, it was learnt that the judge granted the prayers of Mr. Olusanya.
Meanwhile, in a bid to allegedly shield any question that might arise from GTBank regarding her financial dealings outside the shores of Nigeria, Miriam Olusanya recently dissolved her investment company, K. O. & C. Investments, LLC, a firm she incorporated in the State of Georgia on 3rd of May 2012 with physical registration and office address at 3987 Nemours Trl, Kennesaw, GA, 30152, USA.
Olusanya who is the first female managing director in the bank’s history, succeeds Segun Agbaje.
In THE WITNESS fact-finding mission, our reporter contacted Oyinade Adegite, GTBank’s head of Corporate Communications for the bank’s angle to the development, but she was yet to respond as at press time.