Since assumption of office as Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2014, Mr. Nnamdi J. Okonkwo has significantly transformed and grown the fortunes of the Bank, implementing a digital banking strategy that has resulted in exponential growth across all business segments.
He is well experienced in all aspects of banking and has had a very successful banking career for nearly three decades. He started out at Merchant Bank for Africa and later worked at Guaranty Trust Bank Plc and United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), where he held various managerial and leadership positions.
He was Head of Corporate Banking and Multinational Corporates Division, UBA Group, Managing Director, UBA Ghana and later Regional CEO of UBA’s West Africa Monetary Zone covering Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In 2012, Nnamdi took advantage of an existing opportunity and joined Fidelity Bank as Executive Director, South with responsibilities for the Bank’s businesses in Southern Nigeria; a position he held until he was appointed Managing Director/CEO.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and an MBA in Banking and Finance from the Enugu State University of Technology, Enugu, Nigeria. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme of INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France and has attended business, leadership and management training programs at Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School and Stanford Graduate School.
Okonkwo is a Honorary Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), 4th Vice President of the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce and also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS) and Unified Payment Services Limited.