Seven a few months ago, when Mrs. Miriam Chidiebele Olusanya was appointed Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank, many questioned her ability and competence to carry out her new mission. For these skeptics, apart from the vivacious Olusanya assuming the post as the first woman to head the bank, they were also expressing concerns in light of the bank’s achievements under its former boss, the management of Mr. Olusegun Agaje, wondering if the vivacious Olusanya could fill the big boots and maintain the enviable height and position his immediate boss has taken from the bank. However, unknown to most of these skeptics, Olusanya has been a mainstay on this list of those who have contributed to the growth of the bank over the years, but she is now poised to take the top spot after becoming the first female general manager of the bank. Tier 1 bank. And really, seven months on since his appointment, this stalwart of the bank has proven those pundits wrong. Olusanya went on to achieve unassailable revolutionary feats as a manager of capital and human resources against all odds. Olusanya continued to brave all odds to make his impact on the financial institution count with his financial institution’s high-flying achievements.
What many don’t know, however, is that this banking maven – who joined the banking industry more than 20 years ago as an executive trainee and rose to the position of managing director and chief executive – doesn’t brag not or looking for cheap publicity for doing it work. Rather, she simply allows her contributions to speak for her at every given opportunity. Perhaps that’s what her detractors failed to see in her last post where she worked wonders, before taking on the new responsibility of running the leading financial institution as patroness.