Diamond Bank appoints Rotimi Olayiwola Oyekanmi as an Independent Director

Anthony Thunstrom

Diamond Bank PLC, a tier 2 bank said it has appointed Rotimi Olayiwola Oyekanmi as an independent non-executive director to its board.

In an email statement, the bank said the Central Bank has already approved his appointment into the board.

Mr Rotimi Olayiwola Oyekanmi is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria. He holds a B.Sc (Ions) in Economics from the University of Ibadan and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

His career spans over 33 years in the banking and investment sectors. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co  (now KPMG Professional Services) in 1983 from where he moved to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture as Chief Internal Auditor in 1988. He started his Banking career with Prime Merchant Bank Limited in 1991 as a Senior Manager. Between 2001 and 2009, he was Chairman, Venture Capital Association of Nigeria, a Director at African Venture Association and Chairman, African Venture Capital Association.

He was Group Head, Investment Banking at Ecobank Capital Nigeria from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Oyekanmi until his appointment was the Chairman of Rendeavour Group and RenMoney MFB Limited and a Partner in Apis Partners LLP, a private equity asset management Firm that supports growth stage financial services businesses in Africa and South Asia by providing them catalytic growth equity capital.