The Board of Directors, Fidelity Bank Plc has approved the appointment of three new Executive Directors.
They are Mr Gbolahan Joshua, Executive Director/Chief Operations and Information Officer, Mr Obaro Odeghe, Executive Director, Corporate Banking, and Hassan Imman, Executive Director, Northern Directorate.
The appointments, according to the bank are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
It described the appointments as part of its corporate realignment aimed at re positioning for further growth.
Speaking on the appointments, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr Nnamdi Okonkwo, noted that the bank has worked painstakingly at preparing bold and driven people and growing talents and leadership.
He said: “Over the years, we have worked assiduously at proactively preparing our people and growing the talents and leadership pool in the bank, so that when opportunities arise, we do not always have to look outside.
“I am most delighted that our three new EDs were all appointed from within.”
Gbolahan, a Chartered Accountant, is a product of Kings College, Lagos and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with 20 years of wide-ranging experience across various areas of Assurance and Banking, including Operations, Technology, Digital Banking, Strategy, Business Transformation, Finance, Treasury, Mergers and Acquisitions.
Obaro finished from Edo College, Benin City and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture and an MBA. He has also attended courses at top global educational and professional institutions, among which are Harvard, Wharton and Kelloggs. He has 24 years of banking experience in the areas of Corporate Banking, Commercial Banking, SMEs, Consumer Banking, Institutional Banking, Trade Finance and Operations.
On his part, Hassan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and has two Masters’ Degrees and an MBA. He has also passed through the hallowed halls of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and other leading international educational and professional institutions.
Hassan has 25 years of experience across various areas of banking, including commercial banking, consumer banking, SMEs, institutional banking, trade finance, operations, treasury and risk management under his belt.
According to Fidelity, Gbolahan will have executive responsibilities for Operations, Technology, Digital Banking, Investor Relations, Strategy and Business Transformation while Obaro would take charge of all the bank’s corporate banking business covering energy, power, manufacturing, telecommunications, fast moving consumer goods, construction and real estate.
Hassan on his part would supervise all commercial, SME, consumer and public sector businesses in the Northern Directorate, comprising 18 states and Abuja.