Fidelity Bank boss bags continental corporate governance award

Mustafa Chike-Obi, Chairman of Fidelity Bank Plc, received the African Leadership Commendation for Corporate Governance at the African Leadership Persons of the Year Awards Ceremony.

The event which kicked off in March 14th and 15th, had its theme as “Building Resilient African Economies.”

News24 Nigeria reports that Chike-Obi, a Nigerian economist and investment banker, and former Managing Director/CEO of the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), brings with him extensive experience from both the private sectors, particularly in finance and investment banking.

From 2010 to 2014, he was the CEO of AMCON and played a critical role in addressing Nigeria’s banking sector difficulties, directing the institution toward resolving non-performing loans and stabilizing the financial system.

Prior to joining AMCON, Chike-Obi held numerous financial industry leadership positions, including Managing Director of NAL Bank Plc (now Sterling Bank Plc) and Executive Vice Chairman of Alpha African Advisory. His skills in finance, economics, and investment management has helped shape financial policies and tactics in Nigeria, cementing his position as a renowned figure in the country’s financial sector.

In addition to his corporate activities, Chike-Obil is a Special Envoy of Nigeria to the United States and chairs the Bank Directors Association of Nigeria and the Anambra State Investment Promotion and Protection Agency. Since becoming Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fidelity Bank in August 2020, he has supervised a significant change, establishing the bank as a prominent financial institution in Nigeria and facilitating its development into the United Kingdom.

The award ceremony, which is expected to attract over 300 people, will include fascinating roundtable panel discussions, keynote speeches, and lectures about partnerships and investments, giving a forum for thought-provoking discourse and collaboration. Winners of the ALM Persons of the Year honors will also be honored, along with the release of a special POTY issue of African Leadership Magazine.

His Excellency William Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya; His Excellency George Weah, former President of Liberia; Hon. Cllr. Fonati Koffa, Speaker of the Liberia House of Representatives; His Excellency Rodrigo Guzmán Barro, Ambassador, Embassy of Chile in Addis Abeba; Hon. Dr. Kailesh Jagutpal, Minister of Health and Wellness, Mauritius; and other notable figures from across Africa have been confirmed to attend.

About ALM Person of the Year (POTY)
The ALM Persons of the Year (POTY) Ceremony, the African Leadership Magazine’s signature annual event, brings together politicians, private sector leaders, civil society leaders, and thought leaders to address Africa’s socioeconomic growth and development. It is a distinguished venue for recognizing people-centered leadership and those who promote a pan-African agenda.

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