In a statement released by Fidelity Bank on Friday 1st of Jan, Fidelity Bank now has a new leader following the end of the contract of it previous leader, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo.
Mrs Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has formally assumed her role as the Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc. She is the first female executive leader of the bank.
Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank in 2015 as an Executive Director and currently oversees the Lagos and Southwest Directorate.
She led the transformation of the Directorate to profitability and sustained its impressive year-on-year growth across key performance metrics.
She has been an integral part of the current management team, responsible for the remarkable increase in the Bank’s performance in the last 5 years, with the area under her direct responsibility, contributing over 28% of the Bank’s PBT, Deposits and Loans.
She has over 30 years of experience 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 formal commendation from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), as a member of the management team, that successfully turned around Enterprise Bank Plc.
She holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Kings College, London and has attended executive training programs at notable global institutions including; Harvard Business School; The Wharton School University of Pennsylvania; INSEAD School of Business; Chicago Booth School of Business; London Business School and IMD amongst others.
Under Mrs Onyeali-Ikpe’s leadership, the bank will consolidate on the already laid foundation and track record of performance, to execute the next growth phase.
She was formerly the Executive Director, Lagos and South West Directorate of the bank, and has been an integral part of management in the last six years.