Virtuous women will always shine like a million stars, even in the face of stiff adversaries and adversities, especially from their counterparts and sundry non-admirers.
For vivacious and silent achiever, Miriam Olusanya, the Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) and the first woman to ever hold the position in the bank, before she took over the helms of affair of her company, many have doubted her capability and competence to deliver in her new assignment.
But seven months down the lane, since her appointment, this easy-going and very focused woman has proved pundits wrong. Olusanya has continued to achieve against all odds with unassailable ground-breaking exploits as a manager of capital and human resources.
Much to the chagrin and amazement of her detractors, who will never see or ascribe her to the high-flying achievements of her institution, even when these feats are even visible for the blind to see, Olusanya has continued to brave all odds to make her impact on the financial institution count.
What many do not know, however, is that this extremely industrious woman of substance does not boast or regale herself publicly about her job, rather she will simply allow her inputs to speak for her at every given opportunity.
Mariam, as a principle, prefers to work swiftly underneath and never attempts to mark her script nor carry her achievements on her head like a vendor seeking to attract publicity.
Perhaps this is what her detractors did not see in her at her last duty post, where she performed wonders, before taking up the new responsibility to lead the leading financial institution as the MD/CEO. Sadly, naysayers are still harping on her imaginary incompetence, which has little or no standing in the real sense of Olusanya’s capabilities and achievements.
Olusanya, who joined the bank as an Executive Trainee and rose to the position of a General Manager and Executive Director, has over 20 years of banking experience across various units, including Transaction Services, Asset and Liability Management, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, and Investor Relations.
But against all these odds coming from her adversaries from within and without, her testimonies in the industry since she joined banking industry well over two-decades comfortably stand her tall and eloquently well for the now exalted post she eminently occupies.