Onyeali-Ikpe resumes as MD of Fidelity Bank


Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the new Managing Director of Fidelity Bank, has officially taken over as the bank’s Chief Executive Director (CEO) following the retirement of  Nnamdi J. Okonkwo, the former Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Mr.(MD/CEO) of Fidelity Bank PLC.


In July 2020, the board of the bank announced the appointment of Mrs. Onyeali-Ipe as the MD/CEO designate of the bank, expected to assume office today January 1, 2021, after Central Bank of Nigeria’s approval.

Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe has now assumed her new position with 30 years of banking experience that includes years with Standard Chartered Bank Plc, Zenith Bank and Enterprise Bank Plc.

About Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe

Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe was appointed Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Fidelity Bank in January 2021. She previously served as the Executive Director, Commercial and Consumer Banking – Lagos and South Directorate and was responsible for the Commercial, SME, Consumer and Public Sector businesses of Fidelity Bank in the South West Regions of Nigeria comprising 6 states including Lagos State.

She joined Fidelity Bank in 2015 as Executive Director and has been an integral part of the transformation team at the bank in the last five year. Prior to that, Nneka worked in major financial institutions where she held several managerial and leadership positions including Standard Chartered Bank, Zenith Bank and Citizens International Bank.

Nneka attended Kings College London, holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons) degree and a Master of Laws (LLM). She has attended several leadership and executive management trainings in leading institutions including London Business School, Wharton Business School, and Institute of Management Development.

On November 30, 2020, Mrs. Onyeali-Ikpe acquired 5 million shares of Fidelity Bank Plc to show her confidence in the future of the bank despite COVID-19 and the drop in economic productivity.


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