Goke AdegbayibiCompany Secretary
Goke is a lawyer and graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. He started his banking career in August 2007 as in-house Legal Counsel at Ecobank Nigeria Limited, where he rose to become the Head, Secretariat & Head Office Units leading the team responsible for legal secretarial functions, legal advisory to Head Office Units as well as complex and contentious issues arising from various mergers, acquisitions and purchase & assumption transactions involving the Bank (namely African International Bank, Hallmark Bank (in Liquidation), All States Trust Bank (In Liquidation), Oceanic Bank International).
These include negotiation of judgement debts, evaluation of legal risk, and interface with Regulators, amongst several other legal issues. Through his management of these issues, the Bank was able to avoid and/or settle various litigation and thereby saving cost of over N500million. He led and participated in several due diligence exercises, commercial negotiations, drafting and reviewing of a wide range of contracts.
Goke is a recipient of the Rising Star Award “40 under 40” Category of the 2016 ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards.
He joins SunTrust Bank as Company Secretary.