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Ejikeme Okoli

Head, Strategy & Innovation

Ejikeme serves as Head, Strategy & Innovation at United Capital Plc, and plays a vital role in steering the growth strategy of the Group while promoting synergy across business lines and enterprise functions. He is experienced in dealing with organisational transformation problems towards achieving corporate objectives. His experience cuts across a spectrum of industries including Finance, IT, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing industries involving corporate strategy, research, change management, project coordination and performance analytics.

Prior to joining United Capital Plc, he worked in the Strategy Division of Diamond Bank Plc where he coordinated several projects which contributed towards the successful transformation of the Bank from a medium-sized lender with middle-market focus to an agile, digitally-driven institution with retail market focus in alignment with the Bank’s technology-led strategy. He is an astute facilitator and a regular guest on CNBC TV providing in-depth analysis to a global audience on strategic issues as they impact financial institutions and capital markets.

He also worked as Business Developer with Dragnet Solutions Limited, and Chevron Corporation and Guinness Nigeria Plc as HES Officer and HR Officer respectively. He is a graduate (with honours) of Environmental Engineering Technology, and MBA candidate in Edinburgh Business School.