First female MD/CEO of Fidelity Bank, Onyeali-Ikpe assumes office

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe
By Emeh Joy

The first female Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, has formally assumed office.

In an email which was sent to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Sunday, the bank disclosed that Onyeali-Ikpe took over from Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo whose contract tenure ended on December 31, 2020, in line with the bank's governance policy.

The email read;

"Onyeali-Ikpe was formerly the Executive Director, Lagos and South-West Directorate of the bank and has been an integral part of the management in the last six years.

"She joined the bank in 2015 and spearheaded the transformation of the Directorate, leading it to profitability and sustained its impressive year-on-year growth across key performance metrics, including contributing over 28 per cent of the Bank's profit before tax, Deposits and Loans.

"She is vastly experienced and has spent over 330 years working across various banks, including Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Citizens International Bank/Enterprise Bank, where she held several management positions in Legal, Treasury, Investment Banking, Retail/Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking.

"As an executive Director at legacy Enterprise Bank Plc, she received a formal commendation from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), as a member of the management team that successfully turned around Enterprise Bank Plc.

Mrs Onyeali-Ikpe would be the 4th Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Plc.

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