MRS. YVONNE ISICHEI

Executive Director

Mrs. Isichei is currently the Executive Director in charge of Operations and Technology at Keystone Bank Limited. Before her current role, she had variously served as Executive Director, Lagos & West Directorate, as well as Executive Director, Retail Banking. She has had over 30 years of progressive banking exposure with extensive hands-on experience in banking operations and controls, commercial/consumer banking, treasury and institutional banking, product development, credit analysis and loan management, as well as public sector and management services.

 She had worked with Savannah Bank of Nigeria Plc., United Bank for Africa Plc. and Fidelity Bank Plc., Mrs. Isichei worked in Fidelity Bank for about 13 years and was part of key start-ups and initiatives, including the bank's successive transformation. She played a leading role in the post-merger integration of the three banks that transited to the enlarged Fidelity Bank PLC in 2005.

A holder of a second class honours upper division degree in Economics from the University of Lagos; a Master of Arts degree in Finance & Investment from the University of Exeter, England; a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme of the prestigious Lagos Business School as well as the Executive Management Programme, INSEAD, Paris Mrs. Isichei has also received training in leadership and corporate governance from such leading institutions as Harvard Business School, Wharton Business School (Aresty Scholar), and Kellog School of Management.

Mrs. Isichei is an Honorary Senior Member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (HCIB), she was a member of the governing council of CIBN and has made valuable contributions to the institute in various other capacities such as, Founding Chairperson, member CIBN (Fidelity Chapter, 2009); Vice Chairperson, 3rd CIBN Annual Banking & Finance Conference (2009); and Chairperson, 4th Annual Banking & Finance Conference (2010).