Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has been appointed as the new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank Plc, making her the first woman to hold the position in the bank. Her appointment was announced by Fidelity Bank in a statement which has been sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
The statement further reads, “This is to notify the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the general public of the impending retirement of Mr. Nnamdi J. Okonkwo, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO) of Fidelity Bank Plc, from the Board of Directors of the Bank, with effect from December 31, 2020, upon completion of his contract tenure.
“In compliance with the succession policy of the Bank, the Board has approved the appointment of Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the current Executive Director, Lagos and South West Directorate as the MD/CEO Designate of the Bank, to assume office with effect from January 1, 2021. The approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria has been obtained for the appointment.”
Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe will resume her duties as the bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer from 1st January, 2021 upon the retirement of the current MD/CEO, Mr. Nnamdi J. Okonkwo. Nneka is a graduate of law from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and she also holds a Master’s degree in Law from Kings College, London. She has been able to build a formidable impact in the banking industry as her 30 years worth of experience cuts across Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Enterprise Bank Plc before she joined the Fidelity Bank’s board of directors in 2015.
We wish her a hearty congratulations and a beautiful stay in office.