FBN Holdings Plc, parent company of First Bank Nig. Ltd has notified the Nigerian Exchange and investing public of changes in the Group’s management team.
The Group, disclosed this through a notice filed with the Nigerian Exchange Limited, highlighting changes within its management team.
The retirement of the Group Managing Director, Mr U.K Eke, MFR was disclosed, along with the appointment of a new Group Managing Director, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo.
What you need to know about former GMD U.K Eke
According to the press release, Mr Eke’s retirement follows a 35-year career in financial services, strategy, auditing, consulting, taxation, process re-engineering and capital market operations. He has spent nearly 11 years in the FBN Holdings Group, serving meritoriously in the last six years as Group Managing Director.
He has been able to build sustainable synergies across the FBN Holdings Group, fostering collaborations to maximize business development opportunities with diverse stakeholders globally.
Mr Eke’s retirement is expected to take effect from December 31, 2021.
What you should know about new GMD, Nnamdi Okonkwo
Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, up until his appointment as GMD was the Executive Director for Southern Nigeria in Fidelity Bank. He has worked meritoriously at the international level in his capacity as the Managing Director of UBA Ghana; Director, UBA Liberia and a Director of the Ghana National Banking College.
He has served in various leadership positions across other financial institutions including Broad Bank of Nigeria Ltd; Citizens International Bank, Nigeria; FSB International Bank Plc, Nigeria; Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Nigeria; and Merchant Bank of Africa, Nigeria. Mr Okonkwo made remarkable feats as a Director in various organizations including UBA Ghana, UBA Liberia, Nigeria e-government Strategy (Negst), Nigeria Interbank Settlement System Plc, Unified Payment System Ltd and as Chairman, Shareholders Audit Committee FMDQ, amongst others.
Mr Okonkwo has a wealth of experience in transformational leadership, business strategy development and visioning, innovative corporate governance and risk management.
His appointment is, however, still subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria and is expected to take effect from January 1, 2022.