Mr. Victor Yaw Asante, an alumnus of the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), has been appointed as the new Managing Director of First Bank of Nigeria Limited. This appointment was confirmed on the 22nd of July 2019.
Mr. Yaw Asante is known to be the first Ghanaian to be chosen for this position in the Nigerian subsidiary. He brings to the headship position an amusing banking experience of over 20 years. Mr. Asante was formerly the Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking at First National Bank in Ghana.
As a member of the management team with Standard Chartered Bank Group, he functioned effectively, using his expertise to promote development. Mr. Victor Asante has had phases with the Universal Merchant Bank and Unilever Ghana Limited, all of which equipped him with active knowledge and skills in the banking sphere as well as other sectors.
Mr. Asante holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Ghana Business School. He is also an Associate of Chartered Institute of Marketing, United Kingdom and has acquired practical knowledge and abilities from trainings at very prominent organisations, such as the Rand Merchant Bank Lead Program and INSEAD, Singapore among others.
The University of Ghana Business School applauds Mr. Victor Yaw Asante for his excellent contribution to the banking systems in Ghana and congratulates him on his new appointment.
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