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Fidelity Bank names Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe as CEO


Fidelity Bank Plc, yesterday, notified the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and the general public of the appointment of Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021.

The bank made the announcement in a notice signed by Company Secretary, Ezinwa Unuigboje on the NSE’s website.The notice said the appointment followed the imminent retirement of its Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Nnamdi Okonkwo, from the Board of the financial institution effect December 31, 2020, upon completion of his tenure.

“In compliance with the bank’s succession policy, the board has approved the appointment of Executive Director, Lagos and South West Directorate, Onyeali-Ikpe as the MD/CEO designate to assume office with effect from January 1, 2021.

“The approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been obtained for the appointment,” the statement said.It said the board had also approved the appointment of the current Chief Risk Officer of the Bank, Kevin Ugwuoke, as Executive Director/Chief Risk Officer, subject to CBN’s confirmation.

The statement added that Okonkwo was appointed to the Board of the bank in April 2012 as Executive Director and was named MD/CEO on January 1, 2014.It explained that Onyeali-Ikpe was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank in 2015 as Executive Director and currently oversees the Lagos and South West Directorate, adding that she had led the transformation of the directorate to profitability and sustained its year-on-year growth across key performance metrics.

“Onyeali-Ikpe has over 30 years experience from Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Citizens International Bank Limited, where she held several management positions in Legal, Treasury, Investment Banking, Retail/Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking,” the statement added.


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