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GTBank Appoints Soyoye As Director

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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mr Babatunde Soyoye has been announced as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc.

Mr Soyoye, with this appointment, fills the vacancy created on the Board by the retirement of Mr Andrew Alii, who was an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank.

A statement issued by GTBank also disclosed that the appointment of Mr Soyoye, a seasoned professional with over 24 years’ work experience, 21 of which has been spent in investment/financial advisory services, has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

It was further disclosed in the statement that the new appointee is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Helios Investment Partners, a private investment firm with its principal office in the United Kingdom, formed to pursue alternative asset class investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, specializing in investment in companies, growth capital for private enterprises, restructurings, joint ventures, start-ups and structured investments.

Prior to co-founding Helios Investment Partners, Mr Soyoye was a Principal responsible for Telecoms & Media investments across Europe for TPG Capital.

Before that, he served as a senior member of the corporate strategy team at British Telecom, and manager of business development at Singapore Telecom International.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Kings College, University of London, London, England (1991) and a Masters in Business Administration from the Imperial College London, England (1995).

Mr Soyoye has played a key role in the execution of over $3 billion of investments across Africa, Europe, Asia and North America, the statement said.

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