Skye Bank appoints Amaka Onwughalu as Mainstreet Bank interim MD


Skye Bank Plc says it has appointed Amaka Onwughalu as interim Managing Director for Mainstreet Bank.

A notice to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Monday in Lagos, said that Onwughalu would also oversee the affairs of the bank as the Deputy Managing Director (DMD).

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) formally handed over the management of Mainstreet Bank to Skye Bank Plc on Dec. 18.

The bank also said that directors of Mainstreet Bank had also resigned their appointments on that date.

It added that the bank had constituted interim management board that comprised of Onwughalu as managing director and Dotun Adeniyi as an executive director.

The bank said that the interim management board was expected to steer the affairs Mainstreet Bank Ltd in the next six months.

It also said that the appointments would afford the bank the opportunity to pursue the integration of the operations of the two banks.

According to the notice, Onwughalu was appointed to the Board of Skye Bank on Nov. 30, 2008.

The bank described her as an astute bank administrator with over 27 years experience.

The bank added that she rose to the position of acting Managing Director of Reliance Bank in April 2005 till the merger scheme, which gave birth to Skye Bank in 2006.

It also added that she was in charge of the Treasury Group, the International Funding Group, Corporate Banking Group and International Subsidiaries of the bank in her current capacity as DMD

It said that Adeniyi was also appointed to the board on Nov. 30, 2008.

It described Adeniyi as a banker with over 28 years experience spanning corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, international trade finance and banking operations.

He is currently Skye Bank’s Chief Risk Officer.

Adeniyi started his banking career as a Trainee Manager with the United Bank for Africa (UBA) in 1986.

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