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Former Diamond Bank chairman, Oluseyi Bickersteth dies at 69

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A former Chairman of the defunct Diamond Bank Plc and head of KPMG in Nigeria, Mr Oluseyi Bickersteth, has died aged 69.

Sources say Bickersteth died peacefully in his sleep.

Mr Bickersteth was one of those who opposed the merger between the financial institution and Access Bank Plc. The transaction later went through and the marriage consummated in March 2019.

In 2018, the defunct Diamond Bank announced him as the new chairman of its board of directors, taking over from Prof. Chris Ogbechie, who retired after completion of his tenure.

Before his demise, the financial expert of over 40 years of experience was the Regional Managing Partner and Chairman of Andersen Tax Africa.

Mr Bickersteth was also a member of the Global Board, Andersen Global. He oversaw all Andersen Tax member and collaborating firms in Sub-Saharan Africa.

The deceased, who started his career in Arthur Andersen and served clients in various industries in Nigeria, Africa and globally, attended the University of Ibadan for his first degree in Economics.

He retired 4 years ago as Chairman of KPMG Africa at 65.