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Yinka Sanni

Yinka Sanni

Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC

Yinka is the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of the Standard Bank Group, Africa’s largest bank by assets and also doubles as the Chief Executive, Standard Bank West Africa. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC. Until his appointment as Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC, he was the Deputy Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC (February 2011- Nov 2012). He was also the Executive Director & Head of Corporate & Investment Banking for Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC prior to his appointment as the Deputy Chief Executive of the Bank.


Yinka was the pioneer Chief Executive ofStanbic IBTC Pension Managers Limited (July 2004 – December 2008). He was also the pioneer Chief Executive of Stanbic IBTC Asset Management Limited between 1995 and 2004 a company he grew from start up to Nigeria’s leading independent asset management and stockbroking firm.


He has a wealth of experience spanning close to three decades in financing, capital raising, M&A and privatisation advisory. He has a broad-based knowledge of various areas of business having attended several programs and trainings including Blue Ocean Strategy Programme, Insead, Fontainebleau, France; Upstream Oil & Gas Acquisition and Divestment, Euromoney Energy Training, London; Sustainability Training at Central Bank of Nigeria; FITC Directors Continuous Education Program; Directors’ Consortium, Stanford Graduate School of Business; and Essential IT for Non-IT Executives, MIT Sloan.


Yinka holds a Bachelors degree of Agricultural Economics from The University of Nigeria, Nsukka where he emerged as the best graduating student of the Faculty in 1987. He subsequently obtained an MBA from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He has also undertaken the Harvard Business School, Boston, Advanced Management Program (AMP), and the Global CEO Program (GCP) at Ceibs, Wharton and IESE Business School.He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers of Nigeria.


He is married to FolukeOlabisi (nee Banwo) and they have 2 daughters.

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