Fidelity Bank appoints two new directors

The board of Fidelity Bank Plc has been expanded following the addition of two directors, Henry Ikem Obih and Kenneth Onyewuchi Opara.

A statement issued by the Nigerian financial institution disclosed that while Obih is joining the board as an independent Non-Executive Director effective September 21, 2020, Opara is joining as an Executive Director from January 1, 2021.

“Both appointments have been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria,” disclosed the company secretary, Ezinwa Unuigboje, in a statement dated Sunday, October 4, 2020.

Obih joins the board of Fidelity Bank with significant cross-functional work experience and exposure spanning over three decades across different climes including Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

He has extensive experience in project and performance management, manufacturing and operations management, sales and marketing, strategy and business.

Having retired from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in 2019 as the Group Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Downstream, Obih holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Bradford, Yorkshire, England.

In July 2020, he was appointed to the Board of Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited.

On his part, Opara has over 29 years experience in banking and worked with various financial institutions including legacy Omega Bank Plc, Equatorial Trust Bank Plc and Manny Bank Plc, before joining Fidelity Bank Plc in 2006, following its merger with Manny Bank.

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