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Wema Bank Launches Leadership School To Groom Leaders


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

Speaking at the formal opening ceremony of the leadership school, the Managing Director/CEO of the bank, Ademola Adebise, said the organisation has a huge task to optimise performance and deliver value in contemporary times, pointing out that leadership is key in driving organisational success.

He added that we need good leaders to blend the various skills of the employees for the advancement of an organisation and its business success.

Speaking about the increasing complexity of the financial services industry, Adebise said both local and external macroeconomic dynamics have changed business models.

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

“We have designed business and executive education for impact and the academy is exploring new experiences and diverse perspectives that translate to significant returns on investment for the business,” she said.

Similarly, Head of Learning and Development of the bank, Oluwaferanmi Owolabi, said continuous learning is essential because of the changing nature of work.

He noted that “Purple Leadership School is at the pinnacle of our Corporate University that seeks to fuel our current leadership, build resilience, drive succession with a high-performance pipeline and groom the next generation of leaders to thrive and excel in business in an ever-changing world.

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