By Dipo Olowookere
Sterling Bank Plc has announced the appointment of Mr Emmanuel Emefienim as an Executive Director on the board of the lender.
Mr Emefienim, armed with over 25 years of experience in the banking industry, has worked in various middle and senior management roles across Operations, Treasury and Sales.
A statement issued by Sterling Bank yesterday disclosed that the appointment of Mr Emefienim has been approved by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
The appointee started his banking career with Oceanic Bank Plc (now Ecobank Nigeria) where he worked from 1992 till 1997, rising to the position of Head, Credit & Marketing.
He then moved to United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc as Manager, Commercial Banking from 1997 till 2000.
In addition, he also worked in Savannah Bank Plc and FSB International Bank Plc (now Fidelity Bank Plc) over a 6-year period thereafter joining Equitorial Trust Bank (ETB) in 2006.
At ETB, he rose to the position of Zonal Business Director and following the acquisition of ETB and its consolidation into Sterling Bank in 2011, he assumed the position of Regional Business Executive covering the South-South 2 Region, a role in which he excelled leading to the expansion of his responsibilities to cover the South-South 1 Region in 2017.
He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Benin in 1989 and thereafter, studied for his post-graduate qualifications also at the same institution, obtaining Masters degrees in Banking and Finance (1995) and Business Administration (1998).
Mr Emefienim has attended executive courses at the Harvard Business School and is an alumnus of the Wharton School.
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