Williams’ appointment was disclosed in a statement signed by the bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tomi Somefun and issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
The statement read: “Unity Bank Plc (The Bank) wishes to inform the Nigeria Stock Exchange (The Exchange), its esteemed stakeholders and the general public that the meeting of the Board of Directors of Unity Bank Plc held on the 19th day of December at Plot 42 Ahmed Onibudo Street Victoria Island Lagos, approved the appointment of Adejumobi Alaba Williams as the Company Secretary to replace Mohammed Shehu with effect from 1st January 2020.”
Williams, according to the statement, as the Directorate Head, Company Secretary and Legal services, would now guide the board of Unity Bank Plc in ensuring strict compliance with regulatory and statutory requirements.
He holds a bachelor of laws, LL.B (HONS) from Lagos State University LASU and was called to bar in 1990. He also has a Masters degree in Business administration (MBA) from the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA).
Williams joined the bank in 2006 and has held several management positions ranging from Head of Legal Services, Debt recovery, Human resources and Group Head legal services.
Prior to joining Unity Bank, Williams worked as the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of Societe Bancaire Nigeria Limited (Merchant Bankers) and Legal officer at EIB International Bank.
About Unity Bank: Unity Bank commenced operations in January 2006 following the merger of nine Banks with competences in investment, corporate and retail banking. With headquarters in Lagos, Unity Bank is one of Nigeria’s retail banks with over 200 business offices spread across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
The bank offers wide-ranging financial services to individuals, businesses and the public sector of the nation’s economy.