Raliat Oyetunde is the Head, SME Banking and Acting Regional Manager, Lagos/West at SunTrust Bank Nig.Ltd; where she oversees the day-to-day activities of the SME Banking, Commercial and branches in the Lagos and West.
Prior to joining SunTrust Bank, Raliat was the CEO/Lead Consultant at Prinsult Global Consulting Limited and a Managing Partner at Blackstone Capital Ltd, where she had the responsibility for the strategic and tactical decisions for the development and growth of the small and medium scale consulting business. She also provided leadership to the capacity-building arm of the company and is the chief liaison officer with Government Agencies and major Financial Institutions in the company portfolio. She also served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of GEM Factor Events, a leading event Management Company in Nigeria.
With over 17 years direct experience in Banking, Raliat has held a wide range of financial services and has served in various roles including Public Sector Management, Retail and Commercial Banking via Branch Management and large corporate. She was a key resource in the smooth transition and merger of Oceanic Bank Plc and Ecobank Nigeria Limited in 2011.
Raliat is a Thought Leader on Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) with consultancies for Commercial Banks, Bank of Industry (BOI) among other reputable private and public institutions. She is among the Pioneer BOI Business Development Service Providers (BDSPs), a key facilitator for the Graduate Entrepreneurship Fund (GEF) and Youth Entrepreneurship Support Product programme (YES-P). In these roles, she has successfully built capacity for over 10,000 SMEs, launched 100 Entrepreneurs within 7 years who have a combined asset size in excess of USD 10million. She was also a pioneer Judge on Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (AYE) reality Show for SMEs in Africa.
Her passion for women empowerment led Raliat to launch a new tribe of conversation #womenMORE December 1, 2017.The sole object of this conversation is to help create a new tribe of women catalyst in the society.
Raliat’s areas of expertise include Investment Banking, Marketing Strategy, Credit and Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Change Management, Project Management and Motivational speaking. Raliat Oyetunde is a Certified Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) and International Finance Corporation(IFC)Trainer, a certified Centre for Management Development, Nigeria(CMD) Management Trainer; a certified Nigerian Business Development Service Provider(BDSP); An Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Management(NIM), a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers Nigeria(CIBN),an alumni of Lagos Business School (LBS), the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC-Pan Atlantic University), Cranfield School of Management (UK), University of Ilorin, and the University of Agriculture Makurdi. She sits on the board of Aleef Television, Chairman of Cerebral Palsy Centre, Lagos, a member of the Ethical Committee of Nordica Fertility Centre and the Advisory Board of Jordan Hill Creative & Reading Workshop.