By NGOZI Onyeakusi


Sterling Bank Plc, has announced the appointment of Temi Dalley as its Chief Human Resource Officer. The commercial bank institution also announced the promotion of 457 employees across all cadre to the next grade level effective June 1, 2017.

The new appointment and promotions were announced by Yemi Adeola, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Sterling Bank Plc. He said, “This appointment will give depth to our human resource function while the all-inclusive promotion will boost employee productivity and morale ensuring that we serve and delight our esteemed customers across the country.”

Adeola added that the promotions made across all directorates were the outcome of the bank’s full year 2016 performance review. “This all-inclusive employee promotion exercise reinforces our time-honored culture of recognising talented and engaged employees within the organisation in order to boost their productivity and morale.”

To further entrench this culture, the bank’s new Chief Human Resource Officer, Temi Dalley, will provide strategic leadership to Sterling Bank’s human resource function ensuring accountability across directorates. She will also ensure that talent acquisition and retention, compensation, welfare benefits, training and development, as well as succession planning practices are strengthened within the bank.

Temi, an experienced human resources professional, began her career as Team Lead at the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2001, after which she moved to Abbey Bank United Kingdom in 2004 where she worked as a Human Resource Consultant until 2007. She went on to hold various human resources positions in EDF Energy Plc, NHS Southend and Katchey Company Ltd between 2010 and 2012.

In 2013, she became Group Head, HR Services at First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Plc where she was responsible for the implementation of all HR practices, processes and policies.
Temi Dalley, who joined Sterling Bank from FCMB, brings on board about 15 years of leadership experience in banking, health care, consulting and energy services from leading corporations in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.
She holds a B.Sc. in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and an MA, Human Resource Management from Middlesex Business School. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, United Kingdom.
Sterling Bank is firmly committed to building up a pipeline of employees who are suitable for promotion and committed service and operational excellence.