Dolapo Ogundimu

Dolapo Ogundimu is a seasoned Banker with over three decades of high-level professional banking experience.  After a 5 years stint in Investment and Merchant Banking, he joined Guaranty Trust Bank as a pioneering staff in 1990. He has been recognized as a Change Manager and contributor to the development of the financial services industry in Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.

Until his appointment in 2012 as Managing Director of Access Bank Ghana, Dolapo pioneered Guaranty Trust Bank to become one of the most successful banks in the Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian banking sectors respectively.

Dolapo held several management positions at GTBank, Nigeria and key among them is supervision of the acquisition, restructuring and management of Magnum Trust Bank, in the mid 1990’s.  He was responsible for the acquisition of First Merchant Bank of Sierra Leone, which he successfully turned around as GTBank, Sierra Leone with sterling performance.  He was charged with the establishment of GTBank in Ghana and he later successfully managed the integration of Intercontinental Bank with Access Bank Ghana in 2012.

His extensive experience cuts across core banking areas such as relationship management, branch development and coordination, credit analysis, marketing and strategic planning.

Dolapo is an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management, Executive Management Programme of the Columbia Business School (USA), Harvard Business School, International Institute for Management Development (IMD) Switzerland and the Lagos Business School. He also holds a B.Sc. and an MBA from the Ogun State University in Nigeria.