Access Bank Plc appoints Chizoma Okoli as new Director

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.

About Access Bank

Access Bank Plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services primarily to individuals, multinationals, corporates, and institutional and non-institutional clients in Africa and Europe.

It operates through four segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Personal Banking, and Business Banking.

Incorporated in 1989, the company operates approximately 300 branches.

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Access Bank Plc is currently trading N6.50 on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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  1. Congratulations Mrs. Okoli. May God continue to lift you up and give you all it takes to be in that office and achieve more higher heights.

  2. Congratulations madam your wealth of experience will surely be seen more and more, Wish you more successful career.

  3. Congratulations, Mrs. Okoli. May God continue to shine his light upon your path as you discharge your duties. Greater glory ahead in Jesus name.

  4. Awesome, you are a pride to Nigerian women. God will grant you humility and wisdom to perfect in your doings in Jesus mighty name amen.


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