Access Bank Plc has appointed Chizoma Okoli as its new Executive Director in charge of Business Banking Division.
Okoli’s appointment has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), according to a public disclosure that was issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange today.
Commenting on the appointment, the Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr Herbert Wigwe, said Okoli is coming on board with a deep banking and board room experience. She is poised to add immense value to the bank, the GMD said.
“WE ARE VERY DELIGHTED TO WELCOME MRS. OKOLI TO THE BOARD OF ACCESS BANK. SHE BRINGS ON BOARD A VERY DEEP BANKING INDUSTRY AND BOARD ROOM EXPERIENCE RELEVANT TO OUR BANK. HER APPOINTMENT WILL NO DOUBT IMPROVE THE SKILL SET AND DIVERSITY OF OUR BOARD AND SUPPORT OUR QUEST TO BECOME THE WORLD’S MOST RESPECTED AFRICAN BANK AND AFRICA’S GATEWAY TO THE WORLD.” -WIGWE
A look at Chizoma Okoli’s professional career
Okoli commenced her banking career as an Executive Trainee in the Operations Unit of Diamond Bank Plc in April 1992 and served in various capacities in the Bank until her appointment as an Executive Director in Diamond Bank in September, 2016.
Okoli is a 1989 law graduate from the University of Benin and was called to the Nigerian Bar in December 1990. She holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, Coventry, UK.
Okoli has also attended various courses in Nigeria and abroad including the Advanced Management Programme of Wharton Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania and the Senior Management Programme of the Lagos Business School. She is also an Honorary Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria.