First Bank Nigeria has graduated its first set of senior management graduands from its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP)
Speaking at the graduation of the first set from the SMDP at the weekend, the bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Adesola Adeduntan explained that there is need for younger hands to be at the helm of affairs.
Young executive, according to him need to be groomed for management positions that will help organizations achieve the needed transformation in the technology driven world.
While congratulating the executives that completed the programme, he said “transition to general management is very important.”
“There is no success without succession, no matter how well you do today, the current leadership will not remain. Just as we are clamoring in the largest political space that we need younger people to be at the helm of affairs. We need to be equipped to cope and operate in the industry in terms of transformation,” Adeduntan said.
He further charged the graduands on personal development to transform into general management tasking them on networking, mentoring and grooming. “Networking is an asset, successful professionals are professionals with the right networking,” he stated.