Diran joined the bank with 24 years of experience across Advertising and Banking. His most recent experience was as the Regional Head, Brand & Marketing Nigeria and West Africa – Standard Chartered Bank, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee. Prior to that, he headed the Corporate Affairs and Public Affairs desks of Standard Chartered and Citibank Nigeria. He also worked in various positions in Leadbank Plc, Merchant Banking Corporation Nigeria Limited, Multi-Media Limited and Insight Communications Limited.
Diran holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife, as well as Master’s in Communications and Language Arts from University of Ibadan. He is a member of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Nigerian Institute of Public Relations and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
As the Group Head, Corporate Communications & Brand Management, Diran oversees the CSR & Sustainability unit, Brand Management & Events/Sponsorship unit, Corporate Affairs & Media Relations unit, as well as the Communications unit.