Mr. Lawal joined Guaranty Trust Bank plc (GTBank) in 1992 as an executive trainee within the Credit Risk Management Group. He is currently the Divisional Head, Investment Banking Division and is directly responsible for coordinating the activities of Treasury, Corporate Finance and E-Business Groups of the Bank. Prior to this, he was the Group Head in charge of Corporate Finance Group, wherein he led the Bank’s core execution and advisory team that worked on so many complex and landmark debt syndication transactions within the Nigerian Banking Sector.
Mr. Lawal has over 18 years of broad and increasingly responsible banking experience covering, Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit Risk Management and Investment Banking. In addition, over the years, he has developed strong institutional and geographical knowledge based on his work experience in over four of the Banks’ business divisions and major commercial cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Kaduna and Warri.
He obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, (1990), professional certification of B.L from the Nigerian Law School (1991) and a Masters of Business Administration from Oxford University, United Kingdom (2002). He has also attended a number of executive management and banking specific programmes which includes Citibank School of Banking, New York; Venture Capital Institute, Atlanta Georgia; United States, Harvard Business School, Boston and INSEAD, France.