April 5, 2011
In harmony with its ongoing corporate transformation, First Bank of Nigeria Plc has announced the appointment of Mr. Urum Kalu (UK) Eke as Executive Director, subject to the approval of Central Bank of Nigeria.
The appointment is geared to further enhance the capacity of the Executive Management and Board, by deepening specialisation and strengthening the corporate governance culture.
Eke is a seasoned chartered accountant, management consultant and banker, who brings to bear on the board, his varied skills and well-rounded work experience.
Eke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Project Management Technology.
He has extensive experience in banking, spanning over 26 years with exposure in auditing, consulting, taxation, process engineering, investment banking, commercial financial advisory services and capital market operations.
Eke was until his new appointment, Executive Director, Regional Businesses, Lagos and West, Diamond Bank Plc.
An astute professional, Eke has attended various executive management programmes in top rated business schools, including Harvard, Stanford, Lagos Business School, as well as IESE Spain and Oxford University.
Eke is a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He is married with children.