Polaris Bank Announces Segun Opeke as Executive Director




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Segun Opeke

Polaris Bank Limited has announced the appointment of Mr. Segun Opeke as an Executive Director of the Bank by the and AMCON.

 

The is coming on the heels of the recent appointment of Mr. Innocent C. Ike as the Acting Managing Director of the Bank.

 

Segun Opeke has over twenty-six years of hands-on work experience acquired from leading Nigerian commercial with over fifteen of these years in and Executive Management roles.

 

Until appointment, Mr. Opeke was the Directorate Head, Lagos Business. The Lagos Directorate under, leadership, recorded outstanding growth and contributed significantly to the turnaround of the Bank, evidenced by its impressive financial performance recorded in the 2019 financial year. Since the CBN intervention in the erstwhile Skye Bank Plc in July 2016, Segun has played a prominent role in the Bank’s transformation initiatives and very instrumental to the several milestone achievements of the Bank.

 

By this appointment, he is expected to strengthen the Bank’s leadership aspirations in the banking industry leveraging wealth of experience and contributing greatly to its ongoing corporate transformation programme.

Segun has occupied strategic roles in various institutions including FSB International Bank, Prudent Bank and Chartered Bank where he started banking career.

 

Following the emergence of Skye Bank in 2006, Segun worked as the Bank’s Treasurer and Regional Director for Victoria Island and Ikoyi. He was also the Group Head for Corporate Banking, Aviation and Maritime Group at various times. Mr. Opeke brought his leadership skills to bear as he successfully managed some large portfolios including the Bank’s Lagos Corporate and Commercial Banking Division and the Corporate Planning and Strategy Group.

 

As a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee, he has remained a strong asset for the institution making insightful contributions and bringing real value on board. Segun by this appointment as Executive Director, Lagos Business, will further strengthen the Management and Board in actualizing the Bank’s leadership aspirations.

 

Segun holds a BSc. (Banking and Finance) and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, . He has attended several professional, management and leadership programmes in world-class institutions including INSEAD and Euromoney, London. He is credited with making immense contributions in change management, corporate finance/ and digital transformation.

 

Polaris Bank is a future-determining Bank committed to delivering industry-defining products, and services, across all sectors of the Nigerian .

 

Babatunde Osibodu

Secretary