Two prominent Nigerian bankers, Yemisi Edun, the Managing Director, First City Monument Bank, (FCMB) Nigeria, and Ifie Sekibo, MD, Heritage Bank Nigeria, have been named among the most reputable CEOs in Africa.
As part of its annual ranking, the executive appraisal of reputable individuals from all works of life, and after extensive research on various playmakers (the CEO’s) in the African banking sector, Reputation Poll International choose to recognize 50 Most Reputable Bank CEOs in Africa.
Reputation Poll International, a leading global reputation management firm, finds it necessary to recognize the banking sector, which plays a major role in our society, connecting people, linking up businesses and influencing the economy directly or indirectly.
Those who have built and played an imperative role in revolutionising the banking sector based on the following criteria: excellence, integrity, reliability, expertise, technology, and ease of credit as well as helping their banks attain a great height of performance.
Included in the list is Othman Benjellouna, a Moroccan banker billionaire businessman. He is the co-founder of Bank of Africa and BMCE Bank.
Also serving as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 2021, his net worth is estimated by Forbes to be US$1.3 billion.
Other Nigerian CEOs include Ade Ayeyemi, Ecobank Group; Ebenezer Onyeagwu, Zenith Bank; Emeka Okonkwo, Union Bank; Halima Buba, SunTrust Bank, and Ireti Samuel-Ogbu, Citibank Nigeria.