Mr. Segun Agbaje is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc., a Nigerian multinational institution, since 2021.
Mr. Agbaje is widely regarded as one of Africa’s leading CEOs with a reputation for identifying capital opportunities and executing business deals. Mr. Agbaje has over 30 years of experience in investment, commercial and international banking.
Passionate about innovation and embracing disruptive technologies, Mr. Agbaje is driving the transformation of GTCO by constantly pioneering ground-breaking ideas that offer customers more value beyond financial services. Under his leadership, the Organization has promoted enterprise in the SME sector by empowering small businesses and creating Free Business Platforms such as the GTBank Food and Drink Fair and the GTBank Fashion Weekend.
Mr. Agbaje also revolutionized consumer lending in Nigeria through GTBank’s offering of Quick Credit, which gives individuals and small businesses instant, real-time access to loans at a low interest of 1.3 percent monthly.
Mr. Agbaje previously served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc from 2011 to 2021. He joined Guaranty Trust Bank in 1991 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including as Executive Director from 2000 to 2002 and Deputy Managing Director from 2002 to 2011.
Prior to joining Guaranty Trust Bank, Mr. Agbaje served as an auditor at Ernst & Young LLP in the United States from 1988 to 1990.
Board and Advisor Roles
Mr. Agbaje currently serves on the boards of GTBank (Ghana) Limited, GTBank (UK) Limited, GTBank (Kenya) Limited, and GTBank (Tanzania) Limited. He is also a Director on the MasterCard Advisory Board (Middle East and Africa), and was elected to the Board of Directors of PepsiCo Inc., USA as an Independent Director and a member of the company’s audit committee in July 2020.
In recognition of his sterling leadership and consistent outstanding performance, Mr. Agbaje has been the recipient of several awards over the years, some of which include: the African Banker of the Year Award by the African Banker Magazine, the Banker of the Year, Africa by the World Finance Magazine and CEO of the Year at the Africa Investor Awards.
Mr. Agbaje holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of San Francisco, USA. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.