Segun Agbaje

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Segun Agbaje (born 1964) is the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank. He is also a Director on MasterCard Advisory Board Middle East and Africa.


Segun Agbaje attended St Gregory’s College, Obalende Lagos State and St Augustine Academy, Kent for his secondary education then proceeded to University of San Francisco in America where he bagged both a BSc in Accountancy and a master's degree in Business Administration. He is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School.


Segun Agbaje started his career working for Ernst & Young, San Francisco, USA and left in 1991 to join GTBank as a pioneer staff. He rose through the ranks to become an Executive Director in January 2000, and Deputy Managing Director in August 2002.

Agbaje was appointed Acting Managing Director in April 2011 when Tayo Aderinokun, then in the terminal stages of a diagnosis of lung cancer proceeded on medical leave. Upon Aderinokun’s death in June 2011, Segun Agbaje was named substantial MD/CEO of the bank.

Awards he has won as the Managing Director includes Best Bank in Nigeria by Euromoney; African Bank of the Year by African Banker Award; Best Bank in Nigeria by World Finance UK; Most innovative Bank by EMEA Finance; Best Banking Group by World Business Leader Magazine and Best Bank in Nigeria award by the Banker Awards.

Personal life

Segun was born to Chief Julius Kosebinu Agbaje, a Banker and Mrs. Margaret Olabisi Agbaje, a teacher. His older brother is People's Democratic Party Lagos politician, Jimi Agbaje.

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