Polaris Bank appoints Segun Opeke as executive director

Polaris Bank appoints Segun Opeke as executive director
September 21
08:37 2020

Polaris Bank has appointed Segun Opeke as an executive director.

According to a statement signed by Babatunde Osibodu, its company secretary, on Friday, Opeke’s appointment was made by the board of directors and the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).

Opeke’s appointment comes on the heels of Innocent Ike’s appointment as the acting managing director of the bank.

Until his appointment, Opeke was the directorate head of Lagos Business in the bank.


“The Lagos directorate under his 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,” the statement read.

According to the statement, Opeke’s appointment is expected to strengthen the bank’s leadership aspirations in the banking industry by leveraging his experience to contribute to its ongoing corporate transformation programme.

Following the emergence of Skye Bank in 2006, Opeke worked as the bank’s treasurer and regional director for Victoria Island and Ikoyi. He also worked as the group head for corporate banking, aviation and maritime group.


He is said to have 26 years of experience in the banking sector after working in various institutions including FSB International Bank, Prudent Bank and Chartered Bank where he started his banking career.

He holds a BSc. (banking and finance) and an MBA from the University of Lagos. He is an alumnus of the Columbia Business School, New York.


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