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Yinka Sanni Takes over from Sola David-Borha as Chief Executive of Standard Bank Group’s Africa Regions

On Tuesday April 20th, 2020, Standard Bank Group announced the appointment of Yinka Sanni as the new Chief Executive in charge of its Africa Regions. He is taking over from Sola David-Borha who is set to retire from the company after working there for 31 years.

Note that a statement by the banking group, which was shared on LinkedIn, did not specify when exactly Mr Sanni will be assuming his new role. Prior to this latest appointment however, he has been serving as Standard Bank Group’s Chief Executive for West Africa since June 2020.

Yinka Sanni is an accomplished banker with over three decades worth of cognate experience cutting across different areas of the financial services sector. Checks by Business Elites Africa showed that he began his professional career as a Corporate Finance expert at Investment Banking & Trust Ltd in 1990. From there he joined Stanbic IBTC where he served in various high-profile positions for within a 24-year period. He is now expected to bring all that experience to his new role, specifically to drive Africa’s growth.

“We are delighted to announce the appointment of Yinka Sanni as the Chief Executive of Africa Regions for the Standard Bank Group. Yinka, the group’s Regional Chief Executive for West Africa, takes over from Sola David-Borha, who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the group. Yinka has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector across wholesale, retail, and asset management, and joined Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc in Nigeria in December 1990. He will play an integral role in driving Africa’s growth and we wish him well in his new role,” said the statement by Standard Bank Group.


Do note that Yinka Sanni is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, having bagged a degree in Agricultural Economics in 1987. He later obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He also obtained other degrees from The Wharton Business School, IESE Business School, and Harvard Business School.

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