Funke Okoya is the Executive Director-Business Development of NOVA Merchant Bank where she is responsible for Corporate Banking, Energy Bank, Products/Channels, Digital Banking and the Bank’s subsidiaries. She was previously the Head, Corporate Bank Group where she was responsible for originating and managing the Bank’s relationships with Corporate and Institutional clients. She has over 20 years experience covering Corporate and Investment Banking, Commercial Banking, Credit and Risk Management, Operations, Customer Services, Technology, Project Management, Strategy and Communications
Prior to joining the Bank, she was the Director, Client Origination and Coverage of Emerging Africa Capital Group and served as the Group Head Corporate Banking at Coronation Merchant Bank. She was a Regional Bank Head, Commercial Banking Group at Access Bank Plc and a pioneer business manager of two branches at the United Bank for Africa Plc. She started her career in Risk Management and Commercial Banking Group at Ecobank Nigeria Plc.
Funke Okoya is a Business Administration graduate of the University of Lagos and holds an MBA from Business School Netherlands. She is an alumnus of INSEAD Business School where she attended its Advanced Corporate Finance Programme. She is a certified Fellow and council member of the Association of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers.