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Fidelity Bank is a full-fledged commercial bank operating in Nigeria, with over 7.2 million customers who are serviced across its 250 business offices and various other digital banking channels.
Focused on select niche corporate banking sectors as well as Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), Fidelity Bank is rapidly implementing a digital based retail banking strategy which has resulted in exponential growth in savings deposits over the last 12 years, with over 57 percent customer enrollment on the Bank’s flagship mobile/internet banking products.
Quoted on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Fidelity Bank Plc began operations in 1988 as a Merchant Bank. In 1999, it converted to Commercial Banking and then became a Universal Bank in February 2001. The current enlarged Fidelity Bank is a result of the merger with the former FSB International Bank Plc and Manny Bank Plc in 2005.
Mustafa Chike-Obi was appointed Chairman of the Board of Fidelity Bank in July 2020.
Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office as Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021.
Chidozie Agbapu was appointed to the board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-executive Director effective September 2018.
Isa Mohammed was appointed to the board of Fidelity Bank as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2020.
Henry Ikem Obih was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as an Independent Non-Executive Director in September, 2020.
Mrs. Amaka Onwughalu was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2020.
Mr. Nelson Nweke was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2020.
Chinedu Eric Okeke was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director in February 2021.
Mrs. Bammeke joined the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from November 18, 2021.
Hassan Imam was appointed Executive Director, North Directorate of Fidelity Bank in January 2020.
Kevin Ugwuoke was appointed Executive Director, Risk Management / Chief Risk Officer in July 2020.
Dr. Kenneth Opara assumed office as the Executive Director in charge of the Lagos & South West Directorate on January 1, 2021.
Mr. Stanley Amuchie joins the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc with impressive multi-functional work experience spanning banking,
Pamela joins the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc with over 25 years multifunctional cross-border banking experience...
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Mustafa Chike-Obi was appointed Chairman of the Board of Fidelity Bank in July 2020. Prior to his appointment, he served as Executive Chairman at Alpha African Advisory.
He has held several managerial and leadership positions in reputable global investment banking and asset management firms such as Chase Merchant Bank, Goldman Sachs, Shoreline Group, Bear Stearns and Guggenheim Partner, amongst others, where he acquired a broad knowledge base in capital market operations in both mature and emerging markets. This includes the development and marketing of fixed income securities products to institutional investors. It is also noteworthy that he created the Treasury Department concept in Nigerian banking and headed the first one.
Mustafa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s in Business Administration from Stanford School of Business, California, USA. He seats on the board of several blue-chip companies.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe assumed office as Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021.
Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe has been an integral part of the transformation team at Fidelity Bank in the last six years. She was formerly Executive Director, Lagos and South West, overseeing the bank’s business in the six states that make up the South West region of the bank. She led the transformation of the Directorate to profitability and sustained its impressive year-on-year growth, across key performance metrics, including contributing over 28% of the Bank’s PBT, Deposits and Loans.
She is a consummate professional of over 30 years’ experience across various banks including 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, Corporate Banking. She has been involved in the structuring of transactions in various sectors including oil & gas, manufacturing, aviation, real estate and exports.
As an Executive Director at 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.
Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe holds Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Kings College, London, respectively. She has attended executive training programs at 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.
She is also an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Chidozie Agbapu appointed to the board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-executive Director effective September 2018. He is Co-CEO/Managing Director of Planet Capital Limited (a product of a merger between Strategy & Abitrage Ltd and Emerging Capital Limited). He serves on the boards of various organisations namely MTI Nigeria Ltd and MTI Ltd, Ghana, Coral Properties Ltd. amongst others. in Executive and Non-Executive capacities prior to joining Fidelity Bank. His experience in Capital Market Operations spans 30 years.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Master’s in Banking & Finance from the University of Lagos. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, a Member of the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange and an alumni of the Lagos Business School (Advanced Management Program, AMP 14,2000)
Isa Mohammed was appointed to the board of Fidelity Bank as an Independent Non-Executive Director in February 2020. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Operating Officer/Group Executive Director, Corporate Services at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), from which he statutorily retired in June 2019. He has garnered a wealth of multi-industry experience spanning over 35 years in the banking and oil and gas industries.
He was at various times a Member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDMB), the Petroleum Training Institute, Chairman of Nigerian Pipelines and Products Storage Company Limited (NPSC) and Alternate Chairman of NNPC LNG Limited, amongst others.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Ahmadu Belo University, Zaria and a Master’s in Accounting & Finance from University of Striling, Scotland. He has also attended several courses and executive management programmes at Wharton, Oxford University, Euromoney, INSEAD, IMD and other high profile global institutions.
Henry Ikem Obih was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as an Independent Non-Executive Director in September, 2020. He currently serves on the Board of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) and was Group Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer (GED/COO), Downstream, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) until his retirement in 2019. Prior to joining NNPC as GED/COO in 2016, Engr. Obih had a stellar 22-year career at Mobil Oil Nigeria (ExxonMobil Nigeria Downstream) and held several other high- profile positions across different areas across the organization such as Operations, Customer Service and Logistics.
His recent leadership roles include bBard positions at Nigeria Gas Marketing Company Limited, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited, NNPC Retail Limited, NIDAS Marine Limited (a subsidiary of NNPC in joint venture with Daewoo Industries South Korea), NIKORMA Limited (a subsidiary of NNPC in joint venture with Hyundai Heavy Industries South Korea) and Duke Oil Company Inc.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Bradford, Yorkshire, England. His professional affiliations include membership of the Institute of Directors; Society for Corporate Governance and Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN); Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers; Institute of Credit Administration and Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers. He has also attended executive programs in Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Corporate Governance, and Business Management at some of the world’s leading institutions such as Columbia Business School New York, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), IMD Lausanne, Switzerland, London Business School and Lagos Business School, Nigeria.
Mrs. Amaka Onwughalu was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2020. She is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Blueshield Financial Services Limited. Prior to this, she served in executive management positions in different institutions and was the former Group Managing Director of legacy Mainstreet Bank Limited where she led the successful execution of a seamless integration of the bank with Skye Bank Plc where she served as Deputy Managing Director until her retirement in July 2016.
Mrs. Onwughalu has over 30 years’ banking experience including over 10 years in Executive Management in various financial institutions, with proven expertise across diverse segments including Commercial Banking, Retail Banking, Treasury Management, Banking Operations and Corporate Banking.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Buckingham, an MSc in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom and an MBA from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. She gained further exposure and training at the Executive Business School, INSEAD, France; IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland; Judge Business School, University of Cambridge; and Columbia Business School, USA. She is a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Nigeria; a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Administration (ICA); a Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM); an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD).
She is passionate about mentoring the Girl Child and committed to supporting women entrepreneurs/professionals to contribute their quota to stimulating economic development in Nigeria. She is a Paul Harris Fellow and recipient of various prestigious awards including the National Merit Award for Accountability and Transparency (NMAT), the Award of Excellence and Distinction for Financial Management (AEDFM) and the Vocational Service Award (VSA) from the Rotary Club, Enugu.
Mr. Nelson Nweke was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director, effective December 15, 2020. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Neilville Nigeria Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Berger Paints PLC. Prior to joining the Board of Fidelity Bank, he had previously served as a Non-Executive Director of Premium Pension Limited and was a member of the Governing Council of Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency between 2014 and 2018.
His banking industry experience covers Operations, Public Sector, Corporate Services and Human Resources Administration, with an extensive career in the financial sector, rising to the position of Executive Director at legacy Intercontinental Bank Plc.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and an Msc. in Industrial and Labour Relations, both from the University of Ibadan. He has also attended various executive development programmes at world class business schools including INSEAD, France; IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; and Harvard Business School, amongst others. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS), Member Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) and Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM).
Chinedu Eric Okeke was appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank as a Non-Executive Director in February 2021. He currently serves as the Managing Director of Azura Power Holdings Limited. Prior to joining Azura Power Holdings, he held high positions at GE Electric, both locally and internationally, such as Power Generation Products Sales Director, Sub-Saharan Africa, Commercial Leader, and West Africa Region Manager.
With over 15 years’ experience across various roles in major organisations such as LaFarge, Schlumberger Oilfield Services, and Guinness Nigeria Plc., he has garnered broad international experience in blue chip companies. He participated in the Canary Wharf Jog in aid of the British Heart Foundation and is also a Former Member of the Alumni Advisory Board, Imperial College Business School, London, UK.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Imperial College Business School respectively. He has attended other Executive programmes and trainings at Stanford University, Gordon Institute of Business, and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Mrs. Bammeke joined the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from November 18, 2021. She is currently the Managing Director of Cedar Capital Consult Limited and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Saro Agrosciences Limited where she chairs the Audit, Risk and Finance Committee. She is also a member of the Investment Committee of Trium Limited.
She has over thirty-two (32) years’ experience in the financial services industry including cross-border exposure with proven expertise in diverse segments covering Information Technology, Banking Operations, Strategy, Business Origination, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Business and Financial Advisory, Internal Audit, Accounting, Pension Fund Administration and General Management.
She has held key leadership and management positions at notable institutions including GTBank Plc, GTBank UK Limited and First Bank of Nigeria Plc and was previously the Managing Director of GTBank UK Limited and Pensions Alliance Limited. She also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Palton Morgan Holdings Limited.
Mrs. Bammeke holds a Bachelor of Science degree (First Class) in Computer Science with Economics from the University of Ife, Nigeria (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She obtained a Master of Science degree in Management from London Business School, UK as a Sloan Research Fellow and British FCO Chevening Scholar.
Mrs. Bammeke has attended leadership and executive development programmes at world class business schools including INSEAD, France; IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland; IESE Business School, Spain, Harvard Business School, USA; Lagos Business School, Nigeria; Ross School of Business, USA and Strathmore Business School, Kenya.
She is a Chartered Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and holds a Prince2 Practitioner Certification in Project Management.
Hassan Imam was appointed Executive Director, North Directorate of Fidelity Bank in January 2020. He previously served as the General Manager, Regional Bank Head – Abuja and he is currently responsible for the Commercial, SME, Consumer and Public Sector businesses of Fidelity Bank in the North Region of Nigeria comprising 19 states and Abuja.
He joined FSB International Bank in April 1998 before the merger with Fidelity Bank in 2005 and rose to become a General Manager and then appointed to the Board of Fidelity Bank. His leadership experience cuts across several areas of banking including Commercial Banking, Consumer Banking, SME, Risk Management and Trade Finance.
Hassan attended Business School Netherland, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, two Masters’ Degrees and a Master in Business Admiration. He is a member of Chartered Public Accountant and he has attended several leadership and executive management trainings in leading institutions including Harvard Business School, IESE Business School and Wharton Business School.
Kevin Ugwuoke was appointed Executive Director, Risk Management/Chief Risk Officer in July 2020 and is responsible for Enterprise Risk Management, including Credit Risk Management, Credit Strategy and Policy, Risk Measurement, IT Risk Management, Market Risk Management and Operational Risk Management.
He joined Fidelity Bank in 2015 as General Manager, Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining Fidelity Bank, he served as Chief Risk Officer at United Bank for Africa Plc and Mainstreet Bank Limited. His experience in banking cuts across diverse segments in various financial institutions, namely Citi Bank, Access Bank Plc, United Bank for Africa Plc and Mainstreet Bank Limited.
Kevin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, as well as a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management and Masters Business Administration from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He is a Senior Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.
Dr. Kenneth Opara assumed office as the Executive Director in charge of the Lagos & South West Directorate on January 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Opara served as General Manager/Regional Bank Head, Ikeja. He has over 29 years’ experience in banking and has worked at various financial institutions including legacy Omega Bank Plc, Equatorial Trust Bank Plc and Manny Bank Plc, before joining Fidelity Bank Plc in 2006, following its merger with Manny Bank Plc.
He has core-banking experience in diverse areas of banking including Credit, Treasury, Retail, Consumer and Commercial Banking, International Operations and Corporate Banking and has held senior management positions in the industry including Divisional Head, Managed SMEs, Multilateral Agencies & Trade Missions; Division Head, SMEs, Electronic & Consumer Banking; Head, Private & Consumer Banking, Head, Affinity Banking & Corporate Consumer Banking; and Head Consumer & Commercial Banking.
Dr. Opara has attended executive management programs at Harvard Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Wharton, INSEAD and Lagos Business School amongst others. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and an active member of the Institute’s Governing Council, where he currently serves as 1st Vice President, having previously served as 2nd Vice President and National Treasurer of the Institute.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Finance and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and a Ph.D. in Credit Management from International University of Panama.
Mr. Stanley Amuchie joins the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc with impressive multi-functional work experience spanning banking, audit, risk management, corporate governance, quality control, operations and information technology, strategy, financial control, business and financial advisory, accounting, general management, business development and consulting, with over 23 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. Stanley commenced his professional career in September 1995 at Arthur Andersen (now KPMG Professional Services) where he served until February 2000, when he joined Zenith Bank Plc. He enjoyed a distinguished career spanning over 18 years at Zenith Bank Plc which culminated in his appointment as Group Chief Financial Officer in July 2015 and Group Zonal Head in June 2018, a position he held until his exit in October 2018.
While at Zenith Bank, Stanley also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Zenith Trustees Limited, Zenith Bureau De Change Limited, Zenith Nominees Limited and was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zenith Securities Limited.
Between April 2019 and February 2021, Stanley was Chief Technical Consultant at Mint Financial Technologies Limited (now Mintyn Bank, a digital bank). He was appointed as a Technical Consultant to Fidelity Bank Plc in March 2021, a position he held until his appointment to the Board as an Executive Director.
Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (First Class Honours) in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Benin, where he graduated as the Best Student in Industrial Chemistry. He obtained a Master of Science Degree in Corporate Governance from Leeds Metropolitan University (now Leeds Beckett University) United Kingdom (UK) in 2014.
Mr. Amuchie has attended several leadership and executive development programmes at world-class business schools including INSEAD France, Harvard Business School and Lagos Business School.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).
Pamela joins the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc with over 25 years multifunctional cross-border banking experience at leading financial institutions covering general management and business origination in diverse segments including corporate, commercial, consumer, retail and public sector.
She commenced her professional career at International Standard Insurance Limited in January 1991, from where she joined United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL) in 1992 as a Customer Service Officer. In April 1997, Pamela joined Zenith Bank Plc where she worked until September 2007, rising to the position of Assistant General Manager, before joining United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA) as Regional Director in October 2007.
Pamela enjoyed an illustrious career at UBA and headed various Regional Banks. She had direct supervisory responsibility for 29 Branch Managers between 2017 and 2020 during which period she was elevated to the position of General Manager. Between October 2020 and November 2021, she was Directorate Head, Public Sector, before her appointment as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of UBA Benin Republic, where she served from December 2021 to November 2022. Pamela was the Group Head Personal Banking (covering Retail, Digital and Transaction Banking) at UBA Plc, until her appointment to the Board of Fidelity Bank Plc.
Pamela holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Lagos (1990) and Master’s in Business Administration from University of Wales College of Cardiff, United Kingdom (1995).
She has attended several business, leadership and executive development programmes at world-class institutions including Lagos Business School, Harvard Business School and University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She is an alumnus of Lagos Business School Senior Management Program (SMP22) and an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN).