Rest in peace, Tayo Aderinokun

Commiserations on the passing of Tayo Aderinokun, CEO and MD of Nigeria’s Guaranty Trust Bank plc (, listed on the Nigerian and London stock exchanges, who died from cancer in Paddington hospital, London on 14 June, two months after he took sick leave and at age 56 years. He was a co-founder of the bank in 1990 and grew it to a top bank that has high regard across world markets, picking up many international banking awards on the way. The bank said in a statement on its website that Segun Agbaje, who was named acting managing director on 20 April, will continue to manage operations. Nigerian papers have published obituaries, such as this one in This Day.


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