With more than three decades of experience in the FPS industry, Ms. Ibekwe will
lead the EnterpriseNGR management team in close partnership with the
organisation's Board of Directors and strategic partners.
"EnterpriseNGR is led by a board of seasoned industry professionals with broad experience
and expertise across all aspects of the financial and related professional
services sector", said EnterpriseNGR Chairman Aigboje Aig- Imoukhuede. "We are
very pleased to have Ms. Obi Ibekwe leading our management team as our founding
CEO. She will lead a world-class team of well trained, experienced, agile and
dynamic professionals, committed to a culture of execution excellence in
delivering on the mission of EnterpriseNGR vision".
Ms. Ibekwe joins EnterpriseNGR from the banking industry with a background in
commercial law. She has held leadership roles at Diamond Bank, Zenith Bank Plc
and United Bank for Africa Plc where she retired as an Executive Director. She
has also worked as a member of the senior management team at Accenture Nigeria
and as a Non-Executive Director of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc and
Saroafrica International Limited.
With experience in areas spanning Credit and Marketing, Credit Risk Management,
Human Resources and Customer Services, Ms. Ibekwe says she aims to work with
EnterprisNGR to demonstrate the importance and value of the Nigerian FPS sector
and its contribution to national development.
"I am passionate about the vision of EnterpriseNGR", said the new CEO in a
statement. "It's a vision of a unified financial and professional services
industry in which all sectors are enabled to achieve their potential and
contribute to the transformation of Nigeria into the premier financial center
Our goal at EnterpriseNGR is to work collaboratively with the entire ecosystem
of the financial and professional services industry and Government to develop
and implement policies that will promote growth, efficiency and transparency in
our financial system. I am honoured and feel very privileged to be leading these
efforts as our founding CEO and will work every day to help build that one big
voice of enterpriseâ„¢ for the financial and professional services industry".
Ms. Ibekwe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, U.S.A. She earned her Law degree from
the University of Lagos, Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986.
She also holds an MBA degree from the prestigious Ross School of Business,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, U.S.A.