Our Executive Committee

Our Executive Committee consisting of 13 members, has responsibility for executing the strategy agreed by the Board. It currently comprises of business and function heads and two Executive Directors who are the Chief Executive Officer and Head of Retail Banking.

Olukorede Adenowo

Olukorede Adenowo – CEO/ Managing Director

Olukorede Adenowo with 30years post university experience joined Standard Chartered Bank in 1999, and was part of the foundation team that helped start the Nigerian business. He has worked in various roles including Regional Head of Global Corporate Africa, Deputy Head of Origination and Client Coverage Nigeria, Head of Origination and Client Coverage, West Africa 4 and more lately Regional Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector for West Africa. In his most recent role as Regional Head of Financial Institutions and Public Sector for West and Central Africa, he provided strong leadership in building and managing key strategic FI relationships across West Africa for business success and growth in an increasingly stringent regulatory environment. K.O Adenowo is a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Standard Chartered Bank Sierra Leone and serves on the Board of a number of charities. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, has an MBA from the Lagos Business School (IESE) and graduated from the University of Ife, Ile-Ife Nigeria.

Ousman Njie

Ousman Njie, Head of Retail Banking

Ousman rejoined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Limited in 1997 working on various Consumer Banking projects. Following these, he worked in several senior positions in the Retail Banking business including Branch manager and Head of Integrated Distribution. He was appointed as the Head of Consumer Banking in April 2011, a position he held up to January, 2013. Following a change in the country management structure, Ousman was reappointed as Head of Integrated Distribution, a position he held until October, 2015. He is now the Head of Retail Banking.

Awa L. Njie

Awa L. Njie, Head of Corporate Affairs/Brand & Marketing

Awa joined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd in 2007 as Head of Corporate Affairs. Her role was expanded to include Head of Brand and Marketing, Gambia and Head of Sustainability for Africa. Awa was identified as one of the Emerging Leaders for Africa, (ELP). She completed a three month assignment with Group Public Affairs in our London Head Office in 2014. Prior to joining the Bank, Awa was the Sales and Marketing Manager at Taf Holding Company Ltd and before that the Marketing Assistant Manager at First International Bank Gambia Ltd.

Karalang Jaiteh

Karalang Jaiteh, Chief Information Officer

Karalang joined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd in 1992. He is currently the Chief Information Officer and Country Head of Technology and Operations, responsible for Technology support, Banking Operations and proactive management of relationships with our diverse range of stakeholders. Since 2002, he has held several senior management positions in the Technology and Operations department.

Ida Fye Touray

Ida Fye Touray, Head of Compliance

Mrs Ida Fye-Touray rejoined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Ltd in January 2017 as Country Head of Compliance. She is responsible for ensuring effective implementation of Group Compliance Policies and Procedures in Country. Prior to this appointment, Ida worked for Central Bank of The Gambia as a bank regulator for seventeen years. She had also served as the focal person for Anti-money Laundering and Terrorism Finance at the Central Bank of The Gambia. Ida holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Economics from Saint Mary’s University Extension Programme in The Gambia in 1999 and in 2007; she attained Master of Business Administration (MBA) in International Banking and Finance from University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.


Nenneh M. Ndiaye, Head of Audit

Nenneh joined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Limited in May 2011 as Country Head of Audit. Prior to joining the bank, she was an Audit Manager at Deloitte and Touche where she worked for 6.5 years. Nenneh is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA).

Omar F M’Bai

Omar F M’Bai, Head of Legal & Company Secretary

Mr. M’Bai joined Standard Chartered Gambia on 1st January 2010 as Country Head of Legal and Company Secretary. He was previously in the same role at EcoBank Gambia Limited and in Private Legal Practice. Mr. M’Bai is a member of the Gambia Bar Association, a Legal advisor/member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Bankers of The Gambia and in December 2013, certified by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as an adviser on the Legal aspects of E- Commerce. In November 2014, he was appointed by The Gambia Football Federation as its Legal Advisor and Consultant.

Adam Wadda

Adam Wadda, Head of Human Resources

Adam joined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia in 2014 as Country Head of Human Resources. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for United Nations Children’s Fund as Senior Human Resources for over a period of 3 years, and for the State of Kentucky as a Provider Enrolment Specialist. Adam has 10 years experience in Human Resources and holds a double Masters degree in Human Resources Management and International Administration & Development from the University of Kentucky.

Assanatou Barry Njie

Assanatou Barry-Njie, Country Head of Global Banking

Assanatou joined Standard Chartered Bank in January 1996, and worked in several units of Retail Banking before moving to Wholesale Banking in 2007 where she now manages our Financial Institutions Clients for Gambia and Senegal. Assanatou has worked in other Standard Chartered offices in Kenya and Cote D’voire on short term assignments and has gained vast experience in Relationship Management. She holds a Certificate in Banking and Finance, coupled with several certifications on Standard Chartered Bank learning road map. She is now the Head of Global Banking

Isatou J. Kolley

Isatou Jagne-Kolley - Financial Controller

Isatou joined Standard Chartered Bank Gambia Limited in September 2015 as Financial Controller and took over as head of the finance unit in January 2016. Prior to joining the bank, she was Finance Analyst and Head of Finance at the United Nations Development Programme. Isatou is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and also holds an MBA degree in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy.


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