Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe appointed as the Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank PLC. She was the bank’s Executive Director in charge of Southwest Directorate assumed duties on January 1, 2021 as the bank’s first female MD/CEO.
Her appointment as the Managing Director/CEO is a clear testimony to her excellent qualifications and competence and a demonstration of the robust, strong and stable succession plan of Fidelity Bank.
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With 30 years of banking experience, Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe no doubt is following the footsteps of her late father, Chief Onwuka Efobi, who was a senior officer of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and pioneer staff of IBWA from where he retired as an Assistant General Manager (AGM). She is highly respected in her Nnokwa community in Idemili South LGA which bestowed her with the title of ‘Ada eji Ejemba’. An old girl of Federal Government Girls Secondary School, Owerri, 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 also attended executive courses 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 many others. She has just finished undergoing a diploma program in Organizational Leadership at Said Business School, Oxford University, United Kingdom.
She is married to Dr. Ken Onyeali-Ikpe, a respected and key player in the marketing communications industry and they are blessed with children.