Nuru Appointed FCMB CEO, Balogun to Head HoldCo


First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Group Plc has announced the re-organisation of its leadership at the group level, as well as FCMB Limited.

To this end, effective March 20, 2017, Ladi Balogun, having served as Group Managing Director of the commercial banking arm, FCMB Limited for 10 years, will be stepping down.

According to a statement from the bank, Balogun would assume the role of Group Chief Executive of the holding company (HoldCo), FCMB Group Plc.

Balogun would be succeeded as Managing Director of FCMB Limited by Adam Nuru, who is currently the Executive Director in charge of Business Development in the bank.

The HoldCo comprises FCMB Limited, FCMB Capital Markets, CSL Stockbrokers and CSL Trustees.
“Under Ladi Balogun’s leadership, FCMB Limited has undergone a successful transformation from a merchant bank to a top 10 commercial bank in Nigeria across key metrics.

“During this period, the bank has emerged as a leader in consumer finance, agricultural banking and electronic banking.

“The bank’s franchise has grown to 4 million customers, 220 branches and a successful banking subsidiary in the United Kingdom,” the statement added.

The incoming CEO of FCMB Limited previously served as Regional Director in charge of Abuja and Northern Nigeria, where he was responsible for growing the bank’s Northern franchise to become the largest and most profitable region of the bank.

Nuru has 28 years banking experience, with seven years spent with FCMB. He is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he studied Business Administration, and has attended management programmes at leading international educational institutions.

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