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Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe Assumes Role As Fidelity Bank CEO



Fidelity Bank

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has officially commenced her tenure as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fidelity Bank Plc.

She also becomes the first female executive to lead the bank.

A statement by Fidelity Bank stated that her role became effective from January 1, 2021. She took over from Nnamdi Okonkwo, whose contract formally ended on December 31, 2020.

  • 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. Onyeali-Ikpe 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.
  • “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 30 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 formal commendation from the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), as a member of the management team that successfully turned around Enterprise Bank Plc.”
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