Nnamdi J Okonkwo is a graduate of University of Benin, Nigeria from where he obtained a first degree in Agricultural Economics.
He holds an MBA in Banking and Finance from Enugu State University of Technology, Nigeria. He is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme of INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau, France.
Nnamdi has attended business, leadership and management training programs locally and overseas, in some of the world’s leading institutions including Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School and Stanford Graduate School.
Mr. Okonkwo’s banking career started in 1990 at Merchant Bank of Africa, Nigeria. His early career was further nurtured in Guaranty Trust Bank, Nigeria where he rose to become a Manager and was appointed the pioneer Branch Manager of Onitsha Branch before moving on.
Nnamdi Okonkwo later worked in other financial institutions, notably United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc where he held various managerial and leadership positions including Regional Bank Head in Lagos, Regional Director, Federal Capital, Nigeria, Project Director, and Head of Corporate Banking and Multinational Corporates Division.
The high point of his career in UBA came when he was appointed Managing Director/CEO of UBA Ghana and later elevated to Regional CEO of the bank’s West Africa Monetary Zone covering Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
In 2012, Nnamdi took advantage of an existing opportunity and joined Fidelity Bank Plc., Nigeria as Executive Director in charge of the Bank’s businesses in Southern Nigeria, a position he held until January 1, 2014 when he was appointed Managing Director/CEO of Fidelity Bank.
Mr. Nnamdi J Okonkwo also serves as a Non-Executive Director of Nigeria Inter-Bank settlement system Plc and Unified Payment Services Limited.
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