Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe is the Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank Plc and represents the Bank on the Board of Directors of UP. She assumed office as Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021, and has been an integral part of the transformation team at the Bank in the last six years. She was formerly Executive Director, Lagos and South West, overseeing the Bank’s business in the seven States that make up the South West Directorate 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 prior to her appointment as MD/CEO.
Nneka has over 30 years of experience across various banks including Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank Plc and Citizens International Bank Limited, where she held management and leadership positions in Legal, Treasury, Investment Banking, Retail/Commercial Banking and Corporate Banking, in addition to serving as an Executive Director on the Board of Enterprise Bank Plc.
Nneka has been involved in the structuring of complex transactions in various sectors including Oil & Gas; Manufacturing, Aviation, Real Estate and Export. 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.
Nneka 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 currently undergoing a Diploma programme in Organizational Leadership at Said Business School, Oxford University, UK. She is an Honorary Senior Member (HCIB) of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.