Non-Executive Director

Robert Giles is a seasoned banker, with a global career spanning over 20 years. Mr. Giles currently holds the position of Senior Banking Advisor, Retail Banking at Access Bank PLC (Lagos, Nigeria) where he is responsible for leading the development of the retail banking space at Access Banking Nigeria.

Mr. Giles has previously worked for Diamond Bank PLC (Lagos, Nigeria) where he was responsible for the development and performance management of the retail and SME lending business for the Group as well as managing assets with an excess value of $350 million in addition to a fast-growing portfolio of over 1.2 million credit and debit cards.

During his time at Access Bank PLC, Mr. Giles has co-led the successful integration management of Access Bank and Diamond Bank to help form the continent’s largest retail bank.

Mr. Giles holds a Bachelor of Science, Geography from the University of Birmingham where the focus of his studies was Statistics for Social Sciences and Economic Geography. He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from the University of Leicester Business School and has attended several Executive Management Development programmes in leading institutions including London Business School, and the University of Pretoria.