After much obloquy that nearly obliterates his footprints in the banking sector, glee and glamour have returned into the life of Diamond Bank top brass, Alex Otti.
For the past two months, the dark alec has enjoyed two sets of blessings in his career. First was his reappointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the bank. The Board of Directors of Diamond Bank Plc had announced in March 2014 the extension of his tenure for another three years. While his friends, family and the company’s staff were still rejoicing over this good news, their joy was doubled few days ago when the brilliant banker won for the first time the Zik Leadership Award in Lagos.
Why this calls for celebration among Otti’s friends and family is because before now, Otti was vehemently attacked in some corners of the media for allegedly nursing the ambition of becoming the governor of Abia State at the detriment of Diamond Bank. He was also criticized for his escapades with his alleged baby mama. Those close to him said he was extremely disturbed by these negative stories. But in the last few months, his cynics seemed to have looked elsewhere for stories, hereby giving the banker a sigh of relief.
But according to those who should know, beyond the negative reports, Otti is described as an “intellectual banker and quintessential leader whom, after graduating with a first class degree and as the best graduating student in his set at the university, came into the banking industry and has been making strides for others to follow.”