Wema Bank launches school to groom leaders

Wema Bank Plc has launched the Leadership Development School as an addition to its Purple Academy to help in the overall development and transformation of its workforce.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the leadership school, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr Ademola Adebise, said organisations had a huge task to optimise performance and deliver value in contemporary times.

While noting that leadership was key in driving organisational success, he said good leaders were needed to blend the various skills of the employees for the advancement of an organisation and its business success.

Speaking on the increasing complexity of the financial services industry, Adebise said, “Both local and external macroeconomic dynamics have changed business models and we need strong leadership to direct the workforce and lead the people to deliver.”

He assured the public that the bank would continue to leverage local and international partnerships to make the leadership school home of excellence.

The Chief Human Resources Officer of the bank, Mrs Lolade Ogungbenro, described the leadership school as a rich, inclusive, and innovative portfolio with an unrivalled ability to equip the bank’s diverse workforce with skills for the future of work.

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