As part of corporate realignment and repositioning for the next growth phase, the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank Plc has announced the appointment of three new Executive Directors.
The Board, at its meeting in Lagos, approved the appointment of Gbolahan Joshua as Executive Director/Chief Operations and Information Officer; Obaro Odeghe, Executive Director, Corporate Bank and Hassan Imman, Executive Director, Northern Directorate, subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Gbolahan will have executive responsibilities for operations, technology, digital banking, investor relations, strategy and business transformation. Obaro, on his part, will oversee all the bank’s corporate banking business covering energy, power, manufacturing, telecoms, fast moving consumer goods, construction and real estate. Hassan will supervise all commercial, SME, consumer and public sector businesses of the lender in the North Directorate, comprising 18 states and Abuja.
The elevation of the three erstwhile General Managers to Executive Director positions is consistent with the bank’s new succession strategy of grooming leaders from within.
“Over the years, we have worked assiduously at proactively preparing our people and growing the talent 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” said Fidelity Bank CEO, Mr. Nnamdi Okonkwo.
The strong and cohesive Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank is Chaired by Mr. Ernest Ebi, former Deputy Governor, CBN. The board has 3 female Executive Directors; the largest on any bank board and it consists of seasoned businessmen/technocrats as members.
“We welcome Gbolahan, Obaro and Hassan to the Board. Collectively, they have with them varied and deep industry knowledge and relevant experiences that will not only deepen, but engender even more robust discussions and engagements at Board level,” said the Chairman, Ebi.