Wema Bank launches a leadership school to retrain and prepare leaders – TechEconomy.ng
Wema Bank Plc.Nigeria’s most innovative bank, has launched the Leadership Development School as a complement to its Purple Academy to assist in the development and overall transformation of its workforce.
Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the School of Leadership, Mr. Ademola Adebise, Managing Director/CEO of Wema Bank Plc., said that organizations have a huge task to optimize performance and create value in contemporary times, emphasizing that leadership is essential in driving organizational success.
Adebise said we need good leaders to combine the diverse skills of employees for the advancement of an organization and its business success.
Speaking about the increasing complexity of the financial services industry, Adebise said local and external macroeconomic dynamics have changed business models and we need strong leadership to lead the workforce and get people to deliver. .
He assured the audience that the bank would continue to leverage local and international partnerships to make the school of leadership a home of excellence.
Ms. Lolade Ogungbenro, the bank’s HR Director, described the school of leadership as a rich, inclusive and innovative portfolio with an unrivaled ability to equip the bank’s diverse workforce with skills for the future of the work.
“We have designed business and executive education to have impact, and the academy explores new experiences and diverse perspectives that result in meaningful returns on business investment,” she said.
Oluwaferanmi Owolabi, the bank’s learning and development manager, concurred with Ms. Ogungbenro, saying continuous learning is essential due to the changing nature of the job.
“Purple Leadership School is at the top of our corporate university which seeks to nurture our current leadership, build resilience, foster succession with a high-performance pipeline, and prepare the next generation of leaders to thrive and excel in business in an ever-changing world,” Oluwaferanmi said.