FBN Holdings Plc, the 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, Nairametrics reports.
Mr U.K Eke has served two successive terms and his retirement is expected to take effect from December 31, 2021.
The appointment of the new Group Managing Director, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, is, however, still subject to approval by the Central Bank of Nigeria and shareholders at the next Annual General Meeting. Mr Okonkwo’s appointment is expected to take effect from January 1, 2022.
Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, up until his appointment as GMD of FBN Holdings 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.