Chinedu Ekeocha is the Chief Operating Officer of NOVA Merchant Bank Limited. He has over 27 years experience in financial services covering business development, product development, retail banking, banking operations, payment cards and alternative delivery channels, strategy and support.
Prior to this role, he was the Managing Director/CEO of Diamond Pension Fund Custodian Limited where he oversaw Assets Under Custody of over N320bn. In this role, his responsibilities included but were not limited to leading, managing and directing the affairs of this subsidiary of Diamond Bank Plc in order to provide custodial services for Pension and Money Market Financial Assets. He was also responsible for improving the company’s risk management rating from Medium to Low Risk.
Mr. Ekeocha has held several senior roles during his career including Group Head, Cards and Channels Services Group and Head, Branch Operations Services (Lagos, West and South) at Diamond Bank. He is noted to have a firm interest in leadership, strategy development and execution.
Mr. Ekeocha possesses a B.Sc. (Hons) in Banking/Finance from the Imo State University, Uturu and an MBA (Financial Management) from Lagos State University. He has attended several professional course/seminars covering operations, risk management, performance management and corporate governance.