Ecobank Group, a Nigerianhas announced the appointment of Mr Chinedu Ikwudinma as Group Executive and Group Chief Risk Officer.
Mr Chinedu Ikwudinma served as Group Credit Officer prior to this appointment, before being promoted to Group Executive and Group Chief Risk Officer (GCRO) since June 2019.
Following Mr Eric Odhiambo’s appointment as Group Executive, Corporate & Investment Banking, he takes over in that role.
Ade Ayeyemi, The Ecobank Group CEO, said on Mr Chinedu Ikwudinma’s appointment, “I congratulate Chinedu on his elevation to the position of Group Chief Risk Officer.” Chinedu is a seasoned banker with extensive risk management knowledge.
He has brought his strong credit analysis and structuring acumen, as well as an all-encompassing risk management intellect, to Ecobank since joining in 2019.”
“We are pleased to be able to appoint senior executives from within the Group as we continue to build strong leadership capacity,” he added.
Chinedu Ikwudinma was the Managing Director of Nova Merchant Bank in Nigeria from September 2017 to August 2018, prior to joining the Ecobank Group.
He also spent over 26 years with Citigroup in various senior management roles in Commercial Banking, Corporate & Investment Banking, and Risk Management, according to the disclosure.
He has also served as the Managing Director of Citibank Uganda and the Head of Corporate Banking for Citibank Zambia. He is a risk management expert with extensive experience.