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Fidelity Bank announces appointment of 3 executives

Mr. Gbolahan Joshua

F
idelity Bank Plc. has announced the appointments of three new executives by its board of directors as part of corporate realignment aimed at repositioning the bank for further growth.

The bank said in Lagos that the board had approved the appointment of Mr. Gbolahan Joshua as executive director/chief operations and information officer.

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It also announced Mr. Obaro Odeghe, as executive director, corporate banking, and Hassan Imman as Executive Director, Northern Directorate.

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Fidelity said Gbolahan would have executive responsibility for operations, technology, digital banking, investor relations, strategy and business transformation.

Obaro on his part will oversee the entire bank’s corporate banking business covering energy, power, manufacturing, telecommunication, fast moving consumer goods, construction and real estate.

The bank said Hassan would supervise all commercial, SME, consumer and public sector businesses in the Northern Directorate; comprising 18 states and Abuja.

It further stated that the elevation of the three erstwhile general managers to an executive director position respectively was consistent with its new succession strategy of grooming leaders from within.

Commenting on the appointments, Fidelitiy’s, Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo, said the bank had worked hard preparing people and growing talents and leadership.

“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,” Okonkwo said.

Gbolahan, a chartered accountant, attended Kings College, Lagos, and holds a BSc in Accounting.

He has 20 years of comprehensive experience across various areas of assurance and banking, including operations, technology, digital banking, strategy, business transformation, finance, treasury, mergers and acquisitions.

Obaro on the other hand attended Edo College, Benin City, and holds a BSc in Agriculture and an MBA.

He has gained exposure from top global educational and professional institutions, including Harvard, Wharton and Kelloggs.

Obaro has 24 years of banking experience across various areas of banking, including corporate banking, commercial banking, SMEs, consumer banking, institutional banking, trade finance and operations.

Hassan on his part, holds a BSc in Economics and has two MScs and an MBA.

He has attended programmes in Harvard, Stanford, Wharton and other leading international educational and professional institutions.

Hassan has 25 years of comprehensive experience across various areas of banking, including commercial banking, consumer banking, SMEs, institutional banking, trade finance, operations, treasury and risk management. (NAN)

 

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