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 which met in Lagos recently, 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).
The elevation of the three former 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 3 new EDs were all appointed from within,” said Fidelity Bank CEO, Nnamdi Okonkwo.
Fidelity Bank’s board of directors led by former CBN Deputy Governor, Ernest Ebi, as chairman, has three female executive directors; the largest on any bank board and is comprised 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. Please join me in congratulating them,” said Mr Ebi.