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4 Top Banks In Nigeria That Are Headed By Igbo People

OdogwuMan
By OdogwuMan | self meida writer
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The 21st century saw the rise of many Banks in Nigeria. The banking sector in the country saw rapid growth and improvement. As at now, there are many top banks in Nigeria that have branches in different countries outside Nigeria. In this article, let's look at some of the top banks in Nigeria that are headed by Igbo people.

Below are CEOs of top banks in Nigeria that are from Igbo tribe.

1. Fidelity Bank

Is one of the top banks in Nigeria that is licensed as a commercial bank with international authorization, by the CBN and national banking regulator.

The CEO of Fidelity Bank is Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe who assumed office as Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank on January 1, 2021.

2. Access Bank

Access Bank like Fidelity Bank is a top bank in Nigeria. It's operation is beyond the borders of the country.

The CEO of Access Bank is Herbert Onyewumbu Wigwe. From his name, you would know that he is Igbo. He is from the Igbo speaking part of River State.In 2002, Herbert along with his business partner Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede took over the management of Access Bank, which always a marginal bank. Access Bank have now grown to be among the top 5 banks in Nigeria. Herbert is the CEO and Group managing director of Access Bank plc.

3. United Bank For Africa (UBA) 

UBA is one of the top banks in Nigeria. It has branches in many African countries. The CEO of UBA is Kennedy Uzoka. Since Kennedy Uzoka took over as CEO, the bank have seen progress. Tony Elumelu once occupied the position Kennedy holds now.

4. Union Bank

Union bank is one of the oldest and performing banks in Nigeria. The CEO of Union Bank is Emeka Enuwa.

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