September 11, 2020 will mark an auspicious day for Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, as he will be honored alongside prominent African business leaders such as: CEO of Ocean Marine Security Ltd, Idahosa Wells Okunbo; and founder and executive chairman of Online Integrated Solutions Ltd, Mahmood Ahmadu, for the Forbes Best of Africa awards.
Dr. Adesola Kazeem Adeduntan is the managing director/chief executive officer of First Bank of Nigeria Limited, a visionary leader and an achiever to be reckoned with in the financial services sector, who earlier in the year bagged the much-coveted and celebrated Cranfield University School of Management Distinguished Alumnus of the year Award.
A veteran in the banking world and a veterinary doctor by training, Adeduntan believes strongly in the importance of doing well by doing good. In March 2020, he spoke at the Edinburgh School of Business about financial institutions’ role as drivers of financial inclusion. In his leadership role at First Bank of Nigeria Limited (FirstBank), Adeduntan is part of a 126-year legacy of sustained development-oriented services.
Also, in a recent media intelligence report presented by P+ Measurement Services, Adesola Adeduntan topped the list of most prominent and reputable Nigerian banking CEOs in Q2 2020.