Adeyinka Asekun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Marketing. He went on to obtain an MBA from California State University.
He began his career at S.C Johnson & Son (U.S.A), an FMCG multinational company in 1983. He has taken up different managerial positions abroad and in Nigeria since then.
Ade is a retail banking specialist with over two decades of experience in the sales and marketing of financial products and services. He worked in International Merchant Bank, UBA Plc and Oceanic Bank Plc. Noteworthy among his assignments were; Head of the National Sales Force and Head of Retail Credit Products at UBA Plc, Head of Retail Banking at Oceanic Bank and Acting Managing Director of Oceanic Homes. His most recent board level appointments were; Non-Executive Director at Oceanic Insurance and Oceanic Savings and Loans.
He is currently the CEO of Hebron Limited – a company involved in business training and consulting.
While at UBA Plc, Adeyinka Asekun won an award for product innovation for leading a team that developed and launched two highly innovative and successful consumer loan products.
On different occasions, Ade has had the opportunity to work on major transformation projects at two Tier 1 banks. He was part of the management team in both instances that worked with a leading global management consultant to achieve the business objectives of the two banks.
Ade joined the Board of Directors of Wema Bank Plc in August 2012. Since then he has served as the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and a member of the Board Credit Committee. He became Chairman of the Board of Directors on December 24th 2012.
Ade is considered to be a team player whose experience and profile make him well suited to play a leading role in the successful implementation of Wema Bank’s transformation agenda.