The Board of Directors of Wema Bank Plc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs. Ibiye Asime Ekong as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Bank.
lbiye is a finance professional with over 28 years’ experience in Accounting and Banking and Finance with a passionate bias for Retail Banking. She started her professional working career as Management Trainee and later Assistant Treasurer at John Holt Plc where she was charged with funds management and foreign exchange bidding management.
She later joined banking at Chartered Bank Plc’s Correspondent Banking Unit and was at one time, the Treasurer of the bank managing the bank’s assets and liabilities.
She was part of the pioneer team that transformed the operations of Prudent Merchant Bank to commercial banking, contributing to the growth and development of Prudent Bank in various senior management capacities, to wit: Senior Manager (Treasury), Assistant General Manager (Treasury), Deputy General Manager (Corporate Banking Group).
From 2006, as part of the consolidated Skye Bank Team, she was General Manager (Business Development) and Head of Enterprise Risk Management before becoming an Executive Director in charge of the South-South, Edo, Delta and South-East Regions of the bank, as well as Head of the retail banking team.
She retired from Skye Bank Plc as an Executive Director.
Ibiye is a Fellow and former Council Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and currently serves on the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the Governing Council of the CIBN. She is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and member of the Institute of Directors (loD) and the Risk Management Association of Nigeria.
She served as a member of the Audit Committee of Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) and member of the Audit Committee of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and member of several other committees of the CIBN.
Ibiye, joins the Board of Wema Bank as an INED following the expiration of the tenure of the quintessential director, Ms. Tina Vukor-Quarshie.
- B.Sc. Finance with special reference to Banking – (University of Lagos) (1983)
- Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA) – Pan African University, Lagos (2005)
- International Management Program (IMP) – Pan African University (2016)
- Certificate, Strategic Management in Banking, European Institute of Business Administration, (Insead], France. (2003)
- Certificate, Advanced Management Program, European Institute of Business Administration, [Insead], France (2007)