Since it was confirmed that Segun Agbaje will exit his position as Chief Executive Officer, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTB), next year, attention has shifted to his next move or action.
The puzzle might have been solved at a recent gathering as the top banker admitted that he was not ready to assume the chairmanship position of a company at the moment. This was in response to a question about the possibility of him becoming chairman of the holding company, for which GTB has obtained an approval-in-principle from the CBN.
According to him, he still has the energy to contribute to the sector and society at large. Agbaje said: “If you are an investor, will you allow me to go? I think I still have some energy and I have a lot to contribute. I can’t be a chairman now; I need to get my hands dirty. Can you see I didn’t wear a jacket? I like to get involved. When I cannot anymore, I will let you know.”
Agbaje was appointed Acting Managing Director in April 2011 and Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer on June 22, 2011. The alumnus of Harvard Business School has over 19 years experience in investment and international banking.