Gambian Heads Standard Chartered Bank in Oman
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
The international bank, Standard Chartered’s African operations are proving to be an increasingly valuable source of talent for the Bank’s international footprint.
A Gambian, Lamin Manjang, current CEO of Uganda has been relocated to take up his new role as CEO of Oman in the Middle East with effect from 1 August 2012.
Under Lamin’s leadership, Uganda’s Trading Profit has more than doubled, and the Bank has won numerous Bank of the Year Accolades from both Euromoney and EMEA Finance magazines.
According to information from the bank, Lamin’s energy was not only evidenced in the Bank’s expansion strategy, but also brought innovation to Uganda’s community through initiatives, like the first Career Fair for disabled members of the population, encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Lamin has also championed the Bank’s Seeing is Believing community campaign in Uganda, ramping up statistics and achieving more than 10,000 cataract operations since taking over as CEO Uganda in 2007. Prior to heading up Uganda, Lamin was CEO of Sierra Leone, and has also held various leadership positions in Tanzania and in his home country, The Gambia.
“With more than 7,000 people in Africa, we are proud of the level of expertise and talent we have across the region. We remain committed to ensuring this talent is consistently mentored, developed and exposed to opportunities which assist in broadening the future careers of individuals, so that their skills are not localised, but equip them to be leaders anywhere in the world. Although we will miss him in Africa, Lamin’s skills and expertise will bring immense value to our business in Oman. His presence will no doubt enhance the increasing trade and investment links between Oman and Africa,” commented Diana Layfield, CEO of Africa.